Using the Mind Muscle Connection to Maximize Your Workouts

Certain individuals have claimed to rely greatly on the power of their minds in order to achieve maximum muscle hypertrophy .Arnold for example used to picture gigantic mountainous peaks while performing bicep curls. Creating such a larger than life image in his mind served as a  motivational tool for establishing mind-muscle connection, and remaining completely focused on the muscle at …

The 3 Energy Systems easily explained

During exercise your body relies on three basic energy systems: the anaerobic a-lactic system, the anaerobic lactic system, and the aerobic system. Depending on the sport you play, you may rely on one system more than the others.     The anaerobic a-lactic (ALA) system, also known as the ATP-CP, or adenosine triphosphate – creatine phosphate system, provides high bursts …

Superfoods: Black Rice

You already know that brown rice is a nutrition powerhouse compared to white rice.  But you can do even better.  Discover the benefits of black rice. Brown rice is rich in fiber, vitamin e compounds and cholesterol lowering antioxidants. Those benefits are all contained in the brown bran. What’s wrong with white rice? Brown rice is produced by removing only …

6 Biggest Gym Beginner Mistakes

1. EGO LIFTING This is by far the biggest mistake i see in beginners and also in some regular gym goers. Trying to lift with your ego, letting all form go to ruin in the attempt to try and either outlift the person next to you or impress the opposite sex. Now this is mainly a guy thing  but here …

How many Calories do i need to eat if i want to lose/gain weight?

The first thing you need to know in your quest to lose/gain weight is your BMR– your energy expenditure at rest (the number of Calories you’d burn if you stayed in bed all day).Once you have this figure you can calculate how many calories your body requires to maintain its current weight using another formula. Then from these figures you …

Proper Gym Etiquette

              Firstly, what is gym etiquette? Well, it can be broken down into 2 parts, firstly the rules stated by the gym, i.e correct footwear  and secondly, rules that, to most, are common sense and courteous to fellow gym users, ie re-racking your weights. Here is a list of the biggest offences. . 1. …

Attention Ladies: Glute Training for a great bum!

  I have alot of girls telling they want to have a bum like my partner, Zuzana’s and my answer is always the same. You want a bum like that then you need to train glutes like she does. You want bigger arms you train arms, so you want a firm butt, you need to train it. Firstly, lets look …

Healthy Recipes Part 21:Turkey and Broccoli Meatloaf

                Ingredients 500g 97% Fat Free Turkey Mince 150g Broccoli – Finely Chopped 150 Zucchini – Finely Chopped 1 onion – Finely Chopped 100g Quick Oats 3 Eggs 2 Gloves of Garlic Chopped 1/2 Cup of Water Pepper and Salt Directions Put Vegetables through a food processor and then mix, along with all …

5 Biggest Leg Day Mistakes

A great leg workout means never sacrificing good  form for more weight. Here are 5  of the most common leg-training mistakes. 1. Doing Shallow Squats Whether it’s on the hack squat ,doing free-weight squats or on the Leg Press, nothing is more unproductive  than loading up a bar and dropping just a few inches. Doing all your sets this way …

Snowboarders – ultimate preparation workout

So its nearly time for the snow season down here in the southern hemisphere and alot of people will be getting all excited about hitting the slopes this year. You bought the sickest outerwear, had your board waxed and edges sharpened and are all ready to carve it up  on the slopes. Just like any sport though preparation is the …