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Training and Exercise

  • Are You Getting Enough Quality Sleep?

      How often do you feel refreshed after a night’s sleep? And how hard do you find it to actually nod off in the first place? A lack of sleep, even as little as a couple of night’s worth, can seriously impact your performance at work, or more importantly – the gym. So what can […]

  • Understanding the Science of DOMS

      How to Recover After a Workout DOMS can cause muscle weakness and pain in the days following an intense workout. This can prevent you from training on a regular basis and in order to know how to recover, you must first understand why we experience DOMs. There are a number of precautionary steps someone […]

  • How Can a Lifting Belt Help You?

      Weightlifting belts are, without exception, probably the most incorrectly used piece of fitness accessory equipment! This largely comes from a misunderstanding about the reason as to why weightlifting belts are used, particularly in strength sports like powerlifting or weightlifting. Many people use weightlifting belts to strap themselves in tight and to almost try to […]

  • Early Bird vs Night Owl: Are There Any Benefits To Waking Up Early?

      If you’ve been around on social media long enough, you’ve definitely seen those go-getters who swear by their morning routine: wake up at 5am, do yoga, drink some strange concoction they swear has magical powers (like kombucha or butter-coffee), perform 1000 crunches, whatever. However, with so much hype around early mornings and getting after […]

  • Finding Fitness Balance In January

      Ready for a revolutionary approach to “new year, new me” January means New Year, new me… right? Well, not necessarily. We think there’s a better way to approach your fitness goals in January. And it might just lead to more success year round. Have you ever noticed that extremes are common in fitness. No […]

  • 7 New Fitness Classes & Sports To Try In 2019

      Make 2019 the year you try something new – and freshen up your fitness! “Exercise” is such a New Year’s Resolution cliche, but what about those of us who already train? Can “exercise even more” be a resolution? How about this for a twist: “try a new type of exercise”! If you’re feeling more […]

  • Your Training Questions: Answered

    1. How much should I start lifting? Not much. You want to start with lighter weights – or even bodyweight movements – and get a better understanding of how to move your body. This is especially true if you’ve never trained before or haven’t played sport. Focus on learning to move better, then when you’re […]

  • Utilising Isometrics to Develop Strength

      One of the most under utilised training and rehabilitation methods is isometric contractions (and eccentrics for that matter but I’ll focus on them in another post). Isometrics are an extremely versatile tool that can have a positive impact on a number of physiological traits ranging from building strength to improving motor control to reducing […]

  • 3 Key Elements to Develop Shoulder Stability

      The shoulder is a complex joint with a very large range of motion in all directions and planes of motion. On the scale of mobility/stability based joints, the shoulder sits firmly at the mobile end of the spectrum. As a result, keeping the shoulder joint stable, robust and, most importantly, healthy can prove challenging […]