How many times have you said this to yourself? If you take a second to reflect on this, would you give the same advice to someone who wanted to see an accountant or financial planner? Yes, we have some athletes who are “rich” in their athletic ability, but most of them didn’t start like that with us. They walked in as total beginners, learned the fundamentals in a safe and controlled environment and were held accountable to doing the things necessary to achieving their goal.
Doing any sort of exercise is better than no exercise at all, however, wouldn’t you agree that if you’re going to do the hard work of getting up, getting to the gym and flogging yourself for 45 minutes each day, you would rather the path of least resistance that yields the most results?
15 weeks without the gym requires a strategy. Whilst some of us have trained, it has probably looked and felt a little different because not all exercise and training is created equal (physiologically speaking). Reconsider trying to undo 15 weeks of bad habits in a single week by applying the following steps.
Have you ever set off for a goal only to self-sabotage or relapse back into old habits? Most people know what to do in the broad sense but why then do so many of us fall off the tracks and back into old habits? If you want to know why, start with this.
Do you remember in school when you would copy the person next to you, only to find out they didn’t have a clue either? So you’d both end up with shit marks? Well, when you’re copying the people you see on Instagram, you’re doing the exact same thing as you did in high school. Here's what you should do instead.
Too many people associate the “pump or burn” with results, so they go faster and faster to chase that feeling thinking that they’re doing the right thing, but they generally result in a fruitless endeavour due to the laws of biomechanics and physiology.
If I was short on time, here’s exactly what I would do each week. It’s so simple, yet quite uncomfortable and has huge benefits. Basic-compound lifts are the most effective and efficient so here's what you should do.
Most of us should desire bigger muscles. Whether that be for aesthetics, performance or just to increase our ability to have a more efficient metabolism. We don’t need to look like juiced-up bodybuilders, but having a lean, athletic frame with as much functional muscle mass is ideal.
How often do we set ourselves a challenge, start off all guns blazing with motivation sky-high, only to come crashing down on the first or second weekend once temptation overcomes us? We then think to ourselves, “fu*# it, I’ve failed. Oh well, in for a penny, in for a pound” and continue ravishing our way through burgers, chocolate bars and bottomless rose’.
Changing your life is a big deal which shouldn't be taken lightly. The fact that you will be changing your behaviours, your character and even your identity comes with big responsibilities. The main reason most people don’t take the leap of faith towards changing their lives is because it means getting uncomfortable and venturing into the unknown.
Are you waiting for lockdown to finish before you get fit? Are you guilty of this phrase? “I’ll just wait until the lockdown is over before I get fit. It’s…
Are you moving away from health and towards disease? Find out how you can reverse the effects of chronic inflammation.
Working from home means we are probably hunched up at a non-ergonomic desk and moving less than we generally would. Try and reverse the effects of muscular plasticity by committing to these stretches over the next few weeks.
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!