Don’t Stop Moving – Your Approach to Workout Injury

WHAT? With the number of injuries and ailments I’ve encountered not only with members of the public but with myself, I’d have to be an idiot to not spot some trends in the process of getting hurt and how people fix a workout injury. You may have (or have had) a workout injury, whether it’s […]

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Move First – The 1st Step in Functional Training

WHAT? Without a doubt one of the most common phrases I hear thrown around by most trainers and gym goers. The idea of functional training. “I don’t train my arms, they’re not functional.” – Whatever the hell that means? “Do squats on a bosu ball, it’s more functional.” – I won’t even begin to elaborate. […]

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Exercise Complexity – How Many Reps Per Set?

WHAT? How many reps per set should I be doing for squats? Should I do the same for the deadlift? Is 8-12 reps for building muscle? The word repetition is thrown around in the fitness industry and is usually prescribed after looking at a table or hearing from someone “more knowledgeable” in the gym touting […]

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Staying Motivated – Performance and Appearance

NEW YEAR, NEW YOU Let’s face it, this new year you’ve probably given some thought to your health and more specifically the way you look. Without delving into the sociological reasons why, society is becoming more and more conscious of the way our bodies appear, but no focus is ever placed on your exercise performance. […]

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Training Consistency – Tortoise and the Hare

Whoever trains the longest, becomes the fittest and strongest. Admittedly, this is where I have fallen short several times in my own training, hence why I have decided to write an article on it, to remind myself and others, as to why training consistency is arguably the most important component of training success. 1,000,000 MILES […]

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How to do the Pullup Effectively

The pullup is considered by many as the ultimate test of upper body strength. As “Broscience” states, you are proving that you are literally too strong for your own body. So why is it that so many people are unable to perform them? It’s not rare to see the biggest guy in the gym, suck […]

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4 Steps from Office Worker to Athlete – Effects of Strength Training

As a pre-requisite, this is not the usual type of post I release, however I had to share this on a larger scale to show what people are truly capable of; with the right coaching and guidance. By no means is this science-defying, magical stuff. It’s a simple case study, outlining the coaching practices and […]

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Effort vs. Exercise Intensity – RPE Monitoring

Sweat, blood and tears. Puking in the nearest bin. You push your exercise intensity to the absolute limit, feel like you’re going to pass out if you perform another rep. And yet, you seem to be aware of other people in the gym with a better physique, getting better, faster results and they’re “not working as […]

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Training Economy – 3 Tips to an Effective Fitness Program

Without a doubt the most underrated, misunderstood and often ignored principle of an effective fitness program. Sure, focus on the “optimal” of everything, but completely neglect the idea of how strength and conditioning fits into the logistics of life. Whether you’re an athlete or average gym goer, training is supposed to improve the quality of […]

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5 Key Strength Exercises – Structure Your Workout

Where the hell do I start? You may have asked yourself this when you either first walk into the gym, or when you’ve decided to finally branch out on your own and try training for yourself and choosing strength exercises for yourself. First thing that comes to most minds when they look at a dumbbell/barbell […]

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