Category Archives: cardio

Create your own Fat Loss diet

This is a post to a super quick DIY guide on how you can go about setting yourself up to succeed with a ‘fat-loss’ style diet. They say knowledge is power, so get ready to feel…empowered? This is a framework to begin & nothing more – it’s designed to assist you with taking that first…

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How To Calculate Calories

Nutrition – it’s a complex topic. Do you need carbs or do you avoid them altogether? You can’t eat bread, ice cream and pizza, and have to eat celery, chicken and spinach, right? And what’s the deal with sugar? Depending on what you read and who you listen to, getting your eating right for fat…

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Training at home to supplement your gym training.

Training at the gym is great, whether its once a week or five times a week. But what about the extras that you can do away from the gym to supplement your training? Bodyweight exercises are a great accessory alongside your usual dumbbell, barbell, kettlebell work! Everyone knows the basic bodyweight movements: squats, lunges, press…

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Under-Eating and is it bad for you?

Eating too much is bad. We know that. If you eat more calories than you burn, you gain weight. Okay, that weight can be muscle, and to build mass and get stronger, you need to be in a calorie surplus, to ensure that excess calories get turned to muscle, but when you’re dieting and trying to…

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WHITE CARBS v BROWN CARBS

The confusion surrounding carbohydrates is high. To be more precise: White Carbs v Brown Carbs, Simple Carbs v Complex Carbs, High GI Carbs v Low GI Carbs. The thing is, white carbs, simple carbs and high GI carbs are the SAME thing. Just as brown carbs, complex carbs and low GI carbs are the same…

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ACTIONS TO TAKE WHEN YOU HIT A WEIGHT LOSS PLATEAU

  Your diet has been going extremely well. Over the past few months, you have made important steps towards your weight loss goal. Then everything changes and your results come to a halt as you reach your first weight loss plateau. What do you do next? This is a common point of confusion for many.…

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10 NUTRITION MYTHS THAT JUST WON’T GO AWAY

1. You shouldn’t eat late at night One of the most common nutrition myths that we all have heard is don’t eat food late at night or it will all be stored as fat. Really? So, what they’re trying to tell you is that when you go to bed to rest, so does your metabolism?…

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Why eating “clean” doesn’t equal fat loss

These days, “clean eating” is nearly synonymous with being lean, muscular, and healthy. It shouldn’t be though, and here’s why… The cult of “clean eating” is more popular than ever these days, While I’m all for eating nutritious (“clean”) foods for the purposes of supplying our bodies with vitamins and minerals, eating nothing but these foods guarantees nothing in the…

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3 Reasons Why Vegetables Improve Your Physique

Vegetables aren’t necessarily what many people talk about when thinking about building muscle or burning fat. It goes without saying that getting enough protein, carbohydrates and fats is essential to building muscle and getting in shape. However, vegetables play an extremely crucial role in dictating the way your physique looks and more specifically, the results…

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Strength training v cardio

To KO fat — and keep it off… Cardio’s edge Calorie for calorie, cardio has a slight advantage. You’ll burn 8 to 10 calories a minute hoisting weights, compared with 10 to 12 calories a minute running or cycling, says Wayne Westcott, Ph.D., director of research at the South Shore YMCA in Quincy, Massachusetts. Strength’s…

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