Category Archives: weights

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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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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POST WORKOUT STRETCHING.

One of the most overlooked aspects of training is stretching post workout. It is essential though as it enhances flexibility and reduces muscle tension and soreness. It also helps with muscle recovery and repair. Some of the major benefits include; Improved Circulation. When you carry out an intense workout, the body pumps blood faster to…

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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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INTERMITTENT FASTING: WHAT AND WHY?

Intermittent fasting is an eating pattern where you cycle between periods of eating and fasting. Numerous studies show that it can have powerful benefits for your body and brain. Here are 10 EVIDENCE BASED health benefits of intermittent fasting: 1. Intermittent Fasting Changes The Function of Cells, Genes and Hormones When you don’t eat for…

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WHY DEADLIFTS SHOULD BE A STAPLE IN YOUR TRAINING PROGRAMME.

Deadlifts work more muscles than any other exercise, including the squat. The lift engages all the major muscle groups. It works both the upper and lower body and is the one exercise that you should be doing! The deadlift has so many benefits, these are some of the main ones: – [ ] Increased Strength…

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5 Moves for Toned Arms and Shoulders

Remember to achieve toned arms, you need a mixture of compound exercises (exercises that use more than one muscle) and isolation exercise (an exercise that targets a specific muscle.) The reason for this is because you can use heavier weights on the compounds exercises which will help the shoulders and arms. Then finish off with…

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