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Working sets

Working sets With this Blog I just wanted to explain about working sets when lifting as I see a lot of people that have a plan with 4 sets of 12, 3 sets of 8, 5 sets of 5, but what does that really mean? A rep or repetition is the number of times you move a weight from A to B, and back down again; using the correct range of motion for your body type (I’ll cover this at a later date). A set is a group of repetitions. Lifting weights and doing 4 sets of 12 reps seems...


Blog 7 - Growing over the winter period Part 1

Blog 7 - Growing over the winter period Part 1

Bulking! It's a term I hear thrown around the gym this time of year. The weather has cooled down, more clothes are worn, and the summer getaways are all done. Now is actually a great time to set a new goal, increase calorie intake, build lean tissue and also work on stubborn body parts that aren't developing as fast as the others. Now there are a couple of different ways to 'bulk' which I'll talk about now. Now for me, the term bulk is just another way of saying fat! Dieting hard all year can leave you craving naughty foods,...


Blog 6 - Fitness over 40

Blog 6 - Fitness over 40

So the big 40 is approaching, and your body is changing, you no longer look or feel the same as you did when you were 20 years old, but is this due to age, or lifestyle choices? The media will project an image of what you should act and look like, and researchers will tell you that with age, you will also have a decrease in muscle tissue, flexibility, strength, bone density, metabolic rate, and recovery levels. Now is this just something we have come to accept, and just live with? Or can we do something about these losses, and...


Blog 4 - 4 Supplements to aid fat loss

Blog 4 - 4 Supplements to aid fat loss

Chromium - now this has been a favourite of mine for a long time. It helps aid sugar digestion in the body. This is great if you have extra sugar within your diet, and the best part is, it stops you craving sugar!!! Yes, that's right, all those nasty sugar cravings will go away. It's really cheap too and can be bought from your local health shop. Vitamin B Complex is a great supplement as it contains all 8 B vitamins. This can help you with good digestion, a healthy appetite, hormones, and cholesterol production. Other benefits also include cell...


Blog 5 - Drastic Dieting

Blog 5 - Drastic Dieting

I hear and see so many people that are now dieting that the first drastic thing they do is cut out carbs, or cut out food altogether, or replace it with shakes. To me, this is very extreme, and sometimes very unnecessary. The first thing to look at is how did you store extra body fat in the first place? A good place to start is lifestyle, has your activity level slowed down, so you're now consuming calories you are no longer burning. The other negative about this is muscle wastage. The old saying goes “if you don't use, you'll...

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