Posted Febuary 2016
Foam rolling is an effective self-massge technique that will help muscles regain lost flexibility and reduce muscular aches and pains due to a number of reasons. Most commonly because of an over use of repeated exercise or action of the body i.e. prolonged sitting, poor posture, running and strength training can cause muscles to become restricted, resulting in the formation of scar tissue and knots deep within the muscle itself. These restrictions result in soreness of the muscle and a limited ability to perform certain movements or exercises. If left untreated these muscles can become
Eat smaller meals more regularly for performance and fat loss
Posted December 2014
Consuming your daily calories over smaller but more frequent meals has been proven to increase the body's metabolism (the rate of which energy is burnt by the body) when compared with having larger and less frequent meals. Eating smaller regular meals spread over the day is recommended for changing body composition and to keep you functioning at your best. I recommend consuming a breakfast, lunch and dinner, along with two smaller snacks in between as a morning and afternoon tea.
Posted June 2015
If you're new to the gym or you really want to improve your strength, endurance, flexiblity and become full-body fit then look no further than Calisthenics. Calisthenic training is a modality of training that utilises full body strength and co-ordination from head to toe - all using only your own body weight as the resistance. Squats, Planks, Push Ups, Pull Ups, Burpees, and many variations in between are all good examples of calisthenic exercises that work multi-muscle groups all at the same time. A quick and focused calisthenic workout can take less than 20 minutes to complete from start to finish
Use the 'My Fitness Pal' app
Posted November 2014
I highly recommend using the My Fitness Pal app as a way of tracking your food intake and calories . If fat loss is your goal then you must understand how many calories your body needs to keep at its status quo (at the same body weight), from this you can then determine a new lower calorie target to stimulate fat loss. Using My Fitness Pal is easy, because after you've entered in your age, sex, fitness goals and exercise intensity it comes up with a recommended calorie target
Posted September 2014
So you’ve decided to make a change, to make a commitment to eating healthy and becoming more active. The specific details as to why you’ve suddenly found a need to better yourself varies from person to person, but by being clear and setting smart goals will be the difference between success and failure. Don’t become one of the many who sign up for a gym membership, attend for the first 4 weeks, and then never come back. Follow my advice below and set clear goals to achieve actual results
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