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Beware the bad coaching and poor programming: Why training is superior to exercise

People who seem to make the most progress in the gym or in their exercise regime always seem to follow a plan or structured routine. Training should always aim to specifically improve your body through overload and progression.  Whether that is improving the ability of your body to handle stress, to resist fatigue, generate more […]

The Importance of Glute Activation

Strong and properly functioning glutes will serve to improve your performance in any activity involving hip extension (e.g. squatting, deadlifting, running and jumping) and help prevent pain and injury from occurring to the knees and lower back.   The gluteal muscles are made up of three separate muscles that make up your butt!  These muscles […]

Five Cool Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Nutrition!

1>  The nutritional value of a food is not only determined by the quantity of nutrients within the food you eat, but also by how well your body is able to break down and digest that food. The amount of times you chew, acid levels in your stomach, the mind state you are in whilst […]

Strength Training – A Powerful Medicine

When most people think of strength training, they think about the visual impact: building more muscle, losing body fat, changing body shape, etc.  What they don’t realise is that the physical changes that we see are just the tip of the iceberg. The real benefits (which scientific research has now demonstrated) are far greater than […]

Two Fitness Myths Which Must Die!

1)      Muscle turns to fat once you get older.   This one really grinds my gears and a little piece of me dies whenever I am confronted by somebody asking me whether I worry that my muscle will turn to fat once I get older.  Muscle turning to fat is akin to plastic turning to […]

A few nutritional considerations you probably never thought about

1)  If you eat the same food item everyday, try to opt for a higher quality product and look to go organic (true organic that is) wherever possible.  Pesticides, fungicides and sprayed chemicals are generally harmless in small quantities but they do build up in the body over time thus increasing the likelihood of them […]