The Fat and Fit Myth Exposed. This question has been the subject of some healthy debate around my gym of late, “Can you be fit and healthy and lessen the risk of a heart attack even though you may be overweight”? So we have to bare in mind that recent studies have found, being overweight or obese at some point in adulthood may very well increase the risk of an early … [Read more...] about Can YOU be Fat, Fit and Healthy? It’s a raging Controversy.
and……why is TUT so Important for Building Muscle? Apart from something Grandma used to say....tut,tut,tut, TUT is a commonly used term in the bodybuilding industry and it stands for ‘time under tension.’ It refers to the duration of time your muscles are under tension while they’re being worked. And one of the things I like about the TUT method of resistance training is it … [Read more...] about What is TUT or Time Under Tension?
Many corporate people I know often tell me how travelling and exercise don’t mix. FIFO workers usually have the same story as well although some work sites are now equipped with gyms. My question is always a simple…..why? As you can imagine I get some pretty good excuses why these people don’t exercise when they are on the road. Things like the hotel gym doesn’t have … [Read more...] about The 5 Best Pieces of Fitness Equipment for Travel
It seems everyone has an opinion when it comes to longevity and lifelong fitness……including me. Fitness gurus are always telling us which exercises to do to get a serious six pack, which muscles to use to strengthen and pop our core, build our biceps or achieve those rock hard glutes and calves. And as if that isn’t enough to contend with we also have to navigate the … [Read more...] about Discover the Most Important Muscle for Achieving Your Health and Fitness Goals – and It’s Not What You Might Think.
First let’s find out what are the health benefits of Pilates. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpjZphRFsBA Pilates is designed to increase the strength and flexibility of your core muscles. The beauty of Pilates is that it can be done by just about anyone at any fitness level. It involves very little in the way of exercise equipment and can be done anywhere. Pilates … [Read more...] about Discover How Women over 50 Can Benefit From Pilates
Every day thousands of women worldwide are looking at ways to improve their fitness levels; partly for health reasons and partly for looks. When it comes to looking more toned, this can achieved by building muscle tone. By making your muscles stronger and leaner they become much more aesthetically pleasing to the eye. But how is muscle tone achieved, especially for … [Read more...] about The Top 5 Tips for Women Who Want to Build Lean Muscle
.....and the psychological benefits of exercise for older adults is also quite amazing when done on a regular basis. For many baby boomers I know, the thought of starting a new senior exercise program can be very daunting. But, whatever your age, I encourage you to come to grips with the proven fact that exercise is one of the healthiest things you can do on a regular … [Read more...] about 6 Unexpected Benefits of Exercise for Seniors…..
Getting to or reaching ‘peak physical fitness’ is not a place where most of us are ever going to tread or even want to go. That is the realm of Olympians, Tri-Athletes, Ironman and marathon competitors like Chris my son-in-law, NRL footballers and the like. It is a long, hard slog that doesn’t happen by accident and would leave most of us lying scattered along the … [Read more...] about 5 Things You Must Do to Reach Your Peak Physical Potential – Regardless of Age.
Where ever you are on this journey called life, we all know it can be a hard road staying motivated and keeping on track with your fitness program. I hear so many people ask, "How can I tell if my diet and exercise routine is working?" Look around and you see the near perfect bodies at the gym, running down the road or tearing it up at the beach. And in the “teaser” racks … [Read more...] about 6 Subtle Signs to Tell if Your Exercise Routine is Actually Working
How Australian Boomers Can Boost Their Flagging Energy Levels. Australian boomers should be enjoying “the best years of their lives” and yet many over 55's are being dragged down by lifestyle diseases that ruin our hard earned retirement. I am sure you will have noticed how so many of us are just not comfortable with the fact that as we age, our bodies change. Although it … [Read more...] about 6 Simple Ways to Improve Baby Boomer Health