Training & Exercise
Ever heard the saying “Sweat is just fat crying?”
It’s true. The more you work out – the more fat you’ll burn.
But it’s important to choose the right exercises. In this article we’ll highlight some of the best ways to incinerate that fat and replace it with lean muscle.
Both women and men are guilty of passing over certain muscles when working on their fitness. It’s little wonder when you realise that there are more than 650 muscles in your body.
Most of these lie in the large muscle groups, but there are dozen of smaller ones that are easily forgotten...
“You can’t manage what you don’t measure” so the saying goes.
When it comes to fitness, it’s accurate. Reaching your goals takes time, and above all, dedication.
For that reason, it’s essential to track your progress.
Feel like you’ve reached a drop-off or plateau with your strength training?
Maybe you got awesome gains to begin with, but things are slowing down. Or maybe you’re just getting bored with the same old, same old. It’s time to make some changes to keep up the momentum.
Whatever the reason - we could all do with shaking things up once in awhile.
Beginners tend to go for the machines because they’re less scary. Often, they stick to them without venturing across the border into ‘free weight world’, sometimes for many years.
Is this a mistake? Is there a point where you should transition from one to the other? Are free weights better than machines or vice versa?
Who wouldn’t want a perfectly toned body?
Well-sculpted physiques jump out at us from billboards, magazine covers and TV screens all day long.
It’s enough to make you green with envy. So, what do we do? We get ourselves down to our local gym to try and make that dream a reality.
One of the most commonly asked questions when joining a gym is:
Should I use a Personal Trainer or just take tips from online sources?
Our main concern seems to be - will I be wasting my money? Then a voice whispers: but what if it changes my life and body shape for the better?
It’s something most people know - Warm Ups and Cool Downs are super-important.
But why? And what are the best exercises to do? Should you change warm-up routines according to the exercise you’re about to do?
All great questions. This article will shed some light on some of those unknowns...