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Why Cardio Sucks

There's no denying that cardio is great. But what are the core reasons behind why we are training Cardio?   Why are you performing cardio in the first place? To keep healthy? To lower your resting heart rate?  To improve your blood pressure?  To reduce stress?  To improve cholesterol?  To...

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Exercise to Fight Covid-19

Does physical activity have an impact upon your susceptibility in contracting Covid-19 and can physical fitness control the severity of your symptoms? The latest studies are suggesting that this could be that case (1).  With the most recent social restrictions and people staying at home, accompanied by the gym closures, are we reducing the opportunity to increase our body's immune...

No Gym, No Problems

The gym is one of the main places we associate with getting fit. However, while going to the gym is great, it is also possible to achieve our fitness goals outside of a gym environment and in the comfort of your own home. Not being at the gym may seem hard to visualise but knowing where start will be the...

What is Resistance Training?

  Resistance Training or commonly known as weight lifting is a form of exercise that requires you to push, pull or resist against an external force or your own bodyweight. During the performance of exercise muscle contractions are needed to complete the movement and reap the benefits of the movement.    Resistance bands, bodyweight, cable machines and free weights such...

How to get yourself back into the gym

  You drive past the gym and realise that you haven’t been in a while. You open your wallet and see the gym membership card and think, when was the last time I was there. Maybe you even see the ad running on TV or Instagram and think, hey that’s my gym. Whatever the reason, the gym sessions fell by...

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Cholesterol

Historically cholesterol has been demonised as the main cause of cardiovascular disease. Below are some phrases that may resonate with you; “All cholesterol is bad for you.” “I can’t eat foods high in cholesterol.” Cholesterol is naturally found in the cells of the body and is a waxy fat-like substance. Cholesterol acquired from the diet is commonly found in animal...

Leg Day Ladies?

  Is your goal to tone up and trim the fat off those hips and thighs? Stop and read this. If you are a lady who has this goal in mind and you’re doing some or all of these gym machines, then you’ll be waiting longer than wind erosion to achieve your goals. Swap them, and reach your goal in...

Rule Out Running Pain

  During running, it is very common to experience pain in the knees and other areas throughout the legs. The majority of runners at some point or another will experience one or more of the following conditions. Commonly, they will do nothing about it, fear the worse or stop running altogether. Depending on the location of the pain, try some...

Arm Workout for Mass

Supersets are an excellent tool for saving time and achieving workout volume (sets x reps x weight) to stimulate a muscle group. Performing the exercises back to back with their opposing muscles, i.e. bicep and tricep, aids in performing an exercise without it being in a detrimental fatigued state. Performing a superset in this fashion allows for greater recovery between...