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It’s not what you got, it’s the way you use it!

Fancy new, shiny machines and equipment will not improve your weight/strength/tone/fitness etc. You do that by moving your body with speed, vigor, intensity and variety.  And to do that takes the right attitude, not something you buy from a tv advert. Save your money and do some burpees instead :)

2009-08-22

Fundamental mistakes in the gym

Spent all day in work at the gym helping out people where i could, and noticed i was telling the same things to almost everybody. These are just a few of the fundamental mistakes made in the gym.  If you can correct these, you will be well on your way to a better workout!

2009-08-22

Weight Training: toning, size, endurance & strength

1.  Using weights is NOT bodybuilding

There is a common misconception that if you so much as look at a weight, you will turn into Arnold Schwarzenegger.  This is not true.  Using weights in different ways will have vastly different effects on your body.  Weights are commonly used for:

2009-08-14

Good Eating: Simple rules to live by

What do I need to eat?

Complex Carbohydrates

There are 6 basic parts that are essential to a healthy diet.  These are:

  • Carbohydrates
  • Protein
  • Fat
  • Vitamins
  • Minerals
  • Water

But we will look mainly at the first three:

2009-08-14

An Introduction to Getting Fitter

1.  What is “Fit”? A definition of fitness is: “The ability to do a task” This means there are different types of fitness for different tasks.  For example, different types of fitness are needed to:
  • Run a marathonRoad Running
  • Sprint 100 meters
  • Last 12 rounds of boxing
  • Finish the Tour de France
2009-08-14