Our latest superstar is none other than Sam “hot shred” Trevethan! Sam has been a staple of the 6:30 morning class at Waterloo for almost a year now! Over the last 12 months Sams has been able to change the way he looks, moves and feels and make a couple of friends along the way. Sam has made incredible progress, losing 10kgs, gaining muscle mass and improving his confidence!
With all the information that is rolling on the internet about fitness, nutrition, and lifestyle, it is very easy to feel overwhelmed sometimes and not know what are facts and what opinions. Here are some common frequent questions that we are asked and that maybe at some point you believe.
Paused reps are an incredibly simple, brutal and effective tool in your strength and conditioning arsenal. Essentially - you’re completely stopping in any part of the lift (note stopping, not slowing down). People often use them in off seasons (when they aren’t competing) to build strength in the end ranges by forcing us not to “bounce” out of reps and improve positional strength. Once we’ve addressed these weak points of a lift - you’ll see your numbers shoot through the roof!
The faster that you understand and implement the notion that movement = rehab and rehab = movement, the faster and longer you will be pain free and unrestricted in your movement. Range of motion affects movement Movement affects structure Structure determines strength Strength determines performance If any of these links are broken the potential for injury is increased and your potential for performance is decreased. When your body is moving well, your mind will be unrestricted, and vice versa. Unrestricted movement will be the key to unlocking an unrestricted mindset.
Our next superstar is none other than pocket rocket Jennie! We’ve been lucky enough to house Jennies glowing positive energy and infectious smile for just over 6 month now. Jennie came from a background of weight training and running - and after plateauing her results, she was up for a change. Jennie has come on in leaps and bounds both in her nutrition and her physical performance, smashing goals on both sides of the spectrum. She's managed to reduce body fat by 8% - get her first pull ups and handstands and a body weight clean and jerk!
T dawg, Troydizzle, Mr Suit n’ Tie. The weapon that is Troy Malcom has many names at BBB Paddington, the above are none of them…. More commonly referred to by new members as “the guy with all the plates on the bar” Troy has been at BBB for what seems like forever and is a massive part of the BBB Paddington Family.
Did you know that 98% of injuries can be prevented? The reason most people get injured in the gym or during training is not because they drop a barbell on their head or run into a pole, it’s because of 1 or all 4 of these reasons. ⠀
Olympic weightlifting is not just beneficial to athletes or weight lifters but also a great weapon to include in your everyday workouts as well. Whether you are trying to improve your performance, improve your body composition, or just wanting a new type of training, Olympic weight lifts are something that almost anyone can include in their WOD. We Olympic lift because they are the two movements which encompass the highest combination of the 10 physical skills and physiological attributes in one expression of movement (which we want to possess on our journey to reaching our true athletic potential).
Healthy doesn’t have to mean boring! In fact, so much food we love is good for us. Nutrition may be difficult sometimes, but with a little planning and preparation, it doesn’t have to be. The BBB nutrition philosophy is to “eat high quality foods in the right quantities for your goals”, ensuring that our members find the perfect mix of health, vitality, body composition and performance.
One of the most common questions we get asked by a new member in the gym is whether or not they need to supplement their diet with a protein powder, how it will affect their body composition / performance goals, and which other supplements they should take. So here’s the science.