4 Tips to stay active during stressful periods

​Think of last-minute demands at work meaning that you have to stay late, children becoming unwell and needing you at home unexpectedly, or the small matter of a worldwide pandemic and going into a lockdown that put a stamp on all areas of life in 2020. Being able to respond to these highly stressful periodsContinue reading “4 Tips to stay active during stressful periods”

weight training fundamentals – A Basic Guide for Beginners

With over 52.9 Million Americans working out in a health club, less than 13% work with a certified fitness professional and 44% who quit working out annually claim it is related to lack of results because they “don’t know what to do” or an injury they acquired while exercising (IHRSA, 2014). It was this statistic,Continue reading “weight training fundamentals – A Basic Guide for Beginners”

SERIOUS GUIDE TO YOUR PRE-WORKOUT NUTRITION

Ok, to keep things straight this is inreference to immediate pre-workout nutrition. So this means less than an hour before you go to the gym. We want to ensure you train at your best, possibly include a simple protein source and maybe even add to your overall varied diet. There are some pre-workouts on the marketContinue reading “SERIOUS GUIDE TO YOUR PRE-WORKOUT NUTRITION”

Keep the body guessing – or keep it progressing

Should you keep the body guessing to see better results?  Mix it up  Chop and change Keep it guessing?  It’s something you often hear and see in people new to training. Boredom, a lack of progress and bad advice has them wanted to change their workout monthly, weekly or even daily to “shock the body”Continue reading “Keep the body guessing – or keep it progressing”

Is there any specific rep range for muscle hypertrophy?

The ideal rep range for muscle growth is 8-12 reps.You might have heard mechanical tension, muscle damage, and metabolic stress are the three mechanisms for muscle growth. However, without mechanical tension – tension exerted on the muscles from movement and external loads to reduce, produce, or control force – you don’t create muscle damage orContinue reading “Is there any specific rep range for muscle hypertrophy?”