True or False Round 2

Know your facts? Check out my new batch of 8 fitness based statements and see if you can get the right answers. There is a 50% chance for each question so you have always got a chance! Test yourself against family and friends and feel free to share your results via the social media links or in the comments below. CLICK on the following link to give it a go!Good luck! CLICK HERE TO START QUIZ References Ten Exercise…

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Muscle Gain Myths

Common points to consider when aiming to build lean muscle mass include: Exercise requirements Repeated high-resistance exercise will result in a measurable increase of muscle size and strength. (3) DeLorme was the first to distinguish in a scientific paper between the adaptations to resistance and endurance exercise; he advocated the use of high-resistance exercise rather than endurance exercise for stimulating muscle hypertrophy (3) Hypertrophy refers to an increase in the size of muscle. Dietary requirements Adequate energy intake to…

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Honestly…

I’d be lying if I said the dumbbell in the picture weighed 80kg… According to studies 40% of adults have said they tell a lie at least once per day and lies can vary from being small and questionable to big and can lead to life changing situations. Lying itself is actually quite a complex procedure even though it seems to be easily achieved. The following reference from a published journal sums lying up by “The liar must first…

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Things to consider when regularly weighing yourself

Whether it be weight gain or weight loss the scales have arguably been the most common measure of checking progress. When it comes to fat/weight loss it’s not as simple as jumping on the scales to check progress as this can often give misleading results. Let’s look at a few factors that can affect our daily weight on the scales. Water levels For humans to survive and function water is an essential factor. Body water comprises approximately 45-75% of…

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Exercise considerations in the heat

Wow it’s been hot recently! Whether you’re a lover or hater of the sun it’s vital to look after ourselves and to take necessary precautions especially when exercising in this weather. An abstract from the journal of sports sciences sums up well what happens to our body at this time. Exercise in the heat poses a formidable challenge to the body’s ability to control its internal environment due to the high rates of metabolic heat production and heat gain…

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Overcome the post holiday and World Cup blues

“Motivation is what gets you started, Habit is what keeps you going”… Jim Ryun – Former American Olympic athlete and politician Over the past week I’ve noticed the gym has become very quiet especially during the usual peak times! Discussing this with a client we came to the conclusion that this could be a number of things: Post World Cup Blues People on their summer holidays People back from their summer holiday but struggling to get back into the…

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The Worst Training Advice That I Have Ever Received

I’ve spent the past 18 years of my life exercising in gym environments and received lots of great advice. However looking back I was also given a fair amount of shockingly bad advice which now makes me cringe when I think back. Don’t be afraid to do your own research into any health and fitness advice you’re given as there’s so many great resources on the internet. Any modern fitness professional should also be well equipped to answer any…

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Hydration Myths

The British summer is certainly upon us and as much as it’s great to get out and enjoy the heat, it’s important to take measures to maintain your hydration levels. As mentioned in a previous blog Hydration & Health/ “Hydration, in relation to our body, is best described as the state at which our body has sufficient water in its tissues. The human body is nearly 2/3 water which is why keeping it hydrated is such an important part…

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Bad habits that could harm your success

Motivation gets you started, long term habits maintains momentum towards your exercise and lifestyle goals. Breaking old habits is often the biggest challenge faced by individuals when trying to make a change or achieve their fitness based goals. Today’s blog will look at common habits that I come across, which can prove to game changers! Poor sleeping patterns Referring back to a previous blog “Don’t lose…Just snooze” I spoke about the importance of a consistent and regular sleep pattern….

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