Good Stress vs Bad Stress

Committing yourself to a body transformation or training of any sort for that matter, means that your body & life is going to change. Like nature, any change is met with an initial resistance, an ‘inertia’ if you like, however through time and consistency change is achieved. From this point your body will be thrown…

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How We Grow

The stages of adaptation: For any living organism change can be achieved through both nutritional and physical stimuli that follows intricate and specific planning. Which gives the organism the ability to change in order to survive its environment otherwise known as adaptation. In the case of the human body, adaptation is what allows us to grow…

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Why Your Digestive System is Not as Fast as it Should Be

Simple Way to Help Your Digestion. The quicker we can digest our food, the more nutrients and energy we are going to receive from every meal. The faster we digest our protein the faster our muscles will recover and grow. Sounds great right?! So how can we get the most out of our food, without having to consume copious amounts of food so…

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How to Make Your Protein Shake Epic!

Bored of bland old protein shakes? Here are 3 simple, clean and nourishing ingredients that you can add to your post work-out shake to make it taste delicious. For those who compliment their weight training and nutrition with a post workout shake, we can all agree that flavour isn’t always the strong point of these…

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The Most Badass Old School Exercise

Recently at the Pit and elsewhere in the strength and conditioning industry we have seen the reemergence of an old movement: the Jefferson Squat. This unique lower body exercise is arguably one of the toughest movements for our legs to master and one that stimulates muscle tension like never before. The Jefferson is challenging no…

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Is Carbohydrates a Dirty Word?

We’ve all heard the same thing whether it be from the media, family, friends whoever “Don’t eat carbs after 6pm”. Even as a Trainer I get told all the time. It is such a common term especially in the fitness, nutrition and dieting industry, it’s pretty much common knowledge that after 6pm, you simply should not eat carbs. Any carbs…

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Get a Grip

A common complaint that I hear from clients and people in the gym is that their wrists are giving in on them. You know the feeling, you know you have more strength for a set and could complete more reps but your grip just can’t hold on. You lose the set and vital time under tension…

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How to Achieve Your Goals in 2015

A New Year, A New You… Really?? We have all done it, whether it was this new year or the last, we have make a New Years Resolution and by February have already fallen off track. Sound familiar? Did you set yourself a New Years Resolution and have been truly sticking to it for the past few weeks?…

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The Best Way to Avoid Injury

When following a consistent training regime it is very important to recognise that you are only as strong as your greatest weakness. Therefore it is crucial that we don’t forget to train the body’s weaknesses and solely focus on its strengths. Overuse injuries are one of the most common reasons athletes take time off training and sometimes can…

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Most Common Mistake Before Training

The most common mistake we make before we even start! So many of us perform static stretching before training. When it comes to preparing your body for a rigorous strength and hypertrophy training program it can be a critical mistake to perform static stretches as part of our warm up routine. Why? In todays blog I am…

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