December 2016

The Magic of Green Tea

The Magic of Green Tea! Green tea, or as it’s commonly called ‘health potion’ may actually be one of the rare health drinks that lives up to its large health claims. Made from the soaking the leaves of camellia sinensis in really hot water for a few minutes, some say it has systemic health properties by positively affecting every organ system in the body. It’s known to be heart protective, artery clearing, liver protective, cancer fighting, anti-diabetic, and even fat...

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Building Mass – Intensity techniques

If you’re experiencing a plateau in your training it might be a good time to mix things up & try some NEGATIVE REPS.  The majority of damage done to the muscle, which in turn results in growth when resting, is done on the negative or lowering phase (eccentric phase, lengthening of the muscle) of the rep.  All too often we bust our butts lifting the weight only to drop the lowering phase too quickly. The eccentric phase should be executed...

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Dieting: Low Carb or Low Calorie?

Summer has now arrived, and for a lot of us it’s time for a quick shred before Christmas to get ourselves ready for the holidays! A lot of us will either decide to cut-out what we consider as ‘bad’ foods, or cut-down on our eating altogether. But do these strategies really work?  We look at two popular diet choices – the low calorie diet, and the low-carb diet to find out. Low-carb/Ketogenic: The popularity of the low-carbohydrate diet originates from...

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Full Range of Motion (and Locking Out)

IFBB Pro Josh Lenartowicz Just yesterday I was talking to a fellow trainer in the gym who was asking about my technique on overhead cable extensions. His question was on why I don’t go to full stretch & then lock out? Full range of motion is very important for growth & strength as if you only train with a short or half rep you will only get strong in that range you are training. A major aim of weight...

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3 things you’re not doing to cut body fat

1. Use high intensity resistance training Try reducing your rest between sets to 30-40 seconds instead of the standard 1-2mins most people tend to have. Also incorporate super sets, drop sets & giant sets to bump up the intensity. If maintaining muscle is a priority to maintain strength perform 1-2 compound movements at the beginning of your workout with rests around the 1min period. EXAMPLE WORKOUT- LEGS 5x lying leg curls (20, 15, 15, 12, 10 reps) – 40secs rest...

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Water – Are you taking in enough?

As we get closer to summer & those scorching hot days I can already feel myself needing more water. The body is made up of 60% water so it is very important we do not become dehydrated. Water is important for such things as lubricating our joints & eyes, eliminating toxins from the body, healthy skin & aiding proper digestion (which is very important for people who exercise regularly & are consuming large amounts of food each day). Some effects...

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