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What is better, Machines or Free Weights?

The debate on which is better for muscle growth has been going for decades. While both of these pieces of equipment have there place in the gym it is fair to say that it is most likely free weights that will give you the best advantages. When using free weights, the...

CAN SOCIAL MEDIA HELP TO GET RESULTS IN THE GYM?

Well, not really BUT it can help keep you accountable for maintaining your commitment to your fitness journey. Announce your fitness goals to the world, tell everyone what you are planning to do and show them how your journey is going. Tell everyone what your short...

LEARN TO REST

The body doesn’t grow in the gym, it grows while you rest, this is when your body gets stronger and rebuilds muscle. If you do not take adequate rest days you run the risk of over training and will actually sabotage your progress. Fatigue, lack or loss of appetite,...

The importance of correct form when lifting weights

Correct form is essential to lifting weights and to have correct form takes consistency and practice. Weight training is a skill like any other sport and requires practice over time to improve.Warm up with the empty bar and add weight gradually, don't...

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

HIIT refers to short bursts of very hard work followed short rest breaks. This kind of training is very demanding but gets great results when done correctly. Weight loss, speed, explosive strength, and power can all be improved by using HIIT. Another great thing about...

Log your sessions to track progress

Tracking your workouts is a great way to help you stay accountable and to keep you challenging yourself. Use whatever works for you, notepad, phone, training app whatever you will use consistently. Log your reps, sets, and rest breaks. Each session try to...

Combining HIIT and Strength Training

Combining both strength training and HIIT undoubtedly gets remarkable results. Why? If done on its own Strength training will add muscle and give you a tighter, stronger appearing physique but it will not work the cardiovascular aspect of a well-rounded fitness...

Increase Mobility for Improved Lifting and Strength

Lifting weights is taxing on the body and some of the bigger lifts like the squat and deadlift require a certain amount of flexibility for you to become proficient in the lift. Limited movement resulting from tight muscles or poor flexibility will limit your ability...

Benefits of 1 on 1 Personal Training?

This is probably one of the most common questions I get asked. I want to get in shape but I need some help – is a Personal Trainer the right choice for me? OK, you have made the decision – you are going to hit the gym and get in shape, that’s brilliant. Now what? It...

Workouts When Traveling

If you’re a fitness enthusiast you will be wanting to hit the gym every day. If you’re are just starting out on your fitness journey then you must be aware that the key to achieving your fitness goal is maintaining consistency. While you’re at home, this might not...

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