This is one of those controversial topics that gets thrown around all the time. Strong arguments support both sides and really a combination of the two is a great mix. However I do acknowledge that strength training is of far more importance to our health than cardio. Recently working with people receiving cancer treatment, severe injuries and various other health problems, I can see how loss of muscle contributes to their problem. Not the fact that they can't run 5km. Click to read more.

This is one of those controversial topics that gets thrown around all the time. Strong arguments support both sides and really a combination of the two is a great mix. However I do acknowledge that strength training is of far more importance to our health than cardio. Recently working with people receiving cancer treatment, severe injuries and various other health problems, I can see how loss of muscle contributes to their problem. Not the fact that they can't run 5km. Click to read more.

I am commonly asked "is it safer to teach beginners how to do exercises with machine first so they can build some muscle without mistakes?" Why this might seem to make sense in fact it is creating much bigger long term problems. Many people lack skills, balance and coordination of their body to be able to perform movement correctly. Which is why they are easily injured doing tasks at work or around the home. Click to read more.

I am commonly asked "is it safer to teach beginners how to do exercises with machine first so they can build some muscle without mistakes?" Why this might seem to make sense in fact it is creating much bigger long term problems. Many people lack skills, balance and coordination of their body to be able to perform movement correctly. Which is why they are easily injured doing tasks at work or around the home. Click to read more.

Without doubt you could say EVERY RUNNER needs to continually develop significant glute strength. Why? In a single leg stance your glutes are needed to provide hip extension for acceleration but also control the alignment of the leg and prevent excessive pronation. Excessive pronation is the common theme to almost every lower limb injury a runner will face. When you look at the running action it really is a series of single leg squats. Click to read more.

Without doubt you could say EVERY RUNNER needs to continually develop significant glute strength. Why? In a single leg stance your glutes are needed to provide hip extension for acceleration but also control the alignment of the leg and prevent excessive pronation. Excessive pronation is the common theme to almost every lower limb injury a runner will face. When you look at the running action it really is a series of single leg squats. Click to read more.

One of the most over used exercises in the gym would have to be the bench press. Almost every guy wants to have elusive Bigger, Stronger Chest and Shoulders but what if I told you could achieve that without ever actually doing the traditional exercise "the bench press"? And what if I told you that you could also build incredible leg strength and skill at the same time? Well the picture is just one of many versions that can do this. See link for more information...

One of the most over used exercises in the gym would have to be the bench press. Almost every guy wants to have elusive Bigger, Stronger Chest and Shoulders but what if I told you could achieve that without ever actually doing the traditional exercise "the bench press"? And what if I told you that you could also build incredible leg strength and skill at the same time? Well the picture is just one of many versions that can do this. See link for more information...

As some of you may know I am a keen basketball player and one of the things I am often asked is "what exercises can I do to make me jump higher?" or "what can I do to make me faster and more explosive?" There is many things that must be addressed before jumping straight into the highly explosive exercises like plyometrics or weighted barbell jumping. And one of the most important things to do before working on power exercises is to ensure you have adequate strength.

As some of you may know I am a keen basketball player and one of the things I am often asked is "what exercises can I do to make me jump higher?" or "what can I do to make me faster and more explosive?" There is many things that must be addressed before jumping straight into the highly explosive exercises like plyometrics or weighted barbell jumping. And one of the most important things to do before working on power exercises is to ensure you have adequate strength.

To develop Core Strength and 'Abs to die for' requires a lot more than holding a plank for a few minutes and few thousand crunches. The abdominal wall require a great deal of exercise variation, because they occupy such a large area of your body and are needed in almost every movement you do. If you have ever torn your abs like I have, trust me you will know just how often you use them. In order to get full use you must address upper abs, lower abs.... Click the link below to keep reading.

To develop Core Strength and 'Abs to die for' requires a lot more than holding a plank for a few minutes and few thousand crunches. The abdominal wall require a great deal of exercise variation, because they occupy such a large area of your body and are needed in almost every movement you do. If you have ever torn your abs like I have, trust me you will know just how often you use them. In order to get full use you must address upper abs, lower abs.... Click the link below to keep reading.

Ben our 6am group trainer absolutely loves "Bear Crawls" much to the dismay of many of the clients who will be grinding out many of his tough workouts. Did you know that this movement as much as it is tiring is also a key exercise we use in our Core Essentials class as an infant development exercise? It can be great for fitness and also great for mobilizing and stabilizing a spine. To check out how to do it watch this video https://youtu.be/u3l9RyV96GU

Ben our 6am group trainer absolutely loves "Bear Crawls" much to the dismay of many of the clients who will be grinding out many of his tough workouts. Did you know that this movement as much as it is tiring is also a key exercise we use in our Core Essentials class as an infant development exercise? It can be great for fitness and also great for mobilizing and stabilizing a spine. To check out how to do it watch this video https://youtu.be/u3l9RyV96GU

Long slow boring cardio workouts to try and improve fitness are not only very ineffective can actually be giving you the result you are trying to avoid! Interval training should be a key part of every program in addition to your Functional Strength program. Not only is one of the best ways to help lose weight but by far the quickest way to improve VO2 max and your ability to withstand lactic build up.

Long slow boring cardio workouts to try and improve fitness are not only very ineffective can actually be giving you the result you are trying to avoid! Interval training should be a key part of every program in addition to your Functional Strength program. Not only is one of the best ways to help lose weight but by far the quickest way to improve VO2 max and your ability to withstand lactic build up.

If I had a dollar for every time I was asked, "what's the best ab exercises I can do at home to improve my core", I would be a millionaire! Unfortunately there is no "one magic exercise" that we all should do. Only the one that is right for you. Here is a very quick video where I show you 7 exercises starting at the easiest and working up to the hardest. To find which one you need to do, try doing all of them and when you get to a point that you find it hard, this is now the exercise for…

If I had a dollar for every time I was asked, "what's the best ab exercises I can do at home to improve my core", I would be a millionaire! Unfortunately there is no "one magic exercise" that we all should do. Only the one that is right for you. Here is a very quick video where I show you 7 exercises starting at the easiest and working up to the hardest. To find which one you need to do, try doing all of them and when you get to a point that you find it hard, this is now the exercise for…


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As some of you may know I am a keen basketball player and one of the things I am often asked is "what exercises can I do to make me jump higher?" or "what can I do to make me faster and more explosive?" There is many things that must be addressed before jumping straight into the highly explosive exercises like plyometrics or weighted barbell jumping. And one of the most important things to do before working on power exercises is to ensure you have adequate strength.

As some of you may know I am a keen basketball player and one of the things I am often asked is "what exercises can I do to make me jump higher?" or "what can I do to make me faster and more explosive?" There is many things that must be addressed before jumping straight into the highly explosive exercises like plyometrics or weighted barbell jumping. And one of the most important things to do before working on power exercises is to ensure you have adequate strength.

Long slow boring cardio workouts to try and improve fitness are not only very ineffective can actually be giving you the result you are trying to avoid! Interval training should be a key part of every program in addition to your Functional Strength program. Not only is one of the best ways to help lose weight but by far the quickest way to improve VO2 max and your ability to withstand lactic build up.

Long slow boring cardio workouts to try and improve fitness are not only very ineffective can actually be giving you the result you are trying to avoid! Interval training should be a key part of every program in addition to your Functional Strength program. Not only is one of the best ways to help lose weight but by far the quickest way to improve VO2 max and your ability to withstand lactic build up.

One of the most over used exercises in the gym would have to be the bench press. Almost every guy wants to have elusive Bigger, Stronger Chest and Shoulders but what if I told you could achieve that without ever actually doing the traditional exercise "the bench press"? And what if I told you that you could also build incredible leg strength and skill at the same time? Well the picture is just one of many versions that can do this. See link for more information...

One of the most over used exercises in the gym would have to be the bench press. Almost every guy wants to have elusive Bigger, Stronger Chest and Shoulders but what if I told you could achieve that without ever actually doing the traditional exercise "the bench press"? And what if I told you that you could also build incredible leg strength and skill at the same time? Well the picture is just one of many versions that can do this. See link for more information...

Today I met a really nice couple aged in their early 70's who had never set foot in a gym before! They had heard some great things about our Stronger For Longer program from their friends at the club and wanted to come down and see what it was all about. Now I know we have a kick ass program that will definitely change their world, even at that age! http://www.noregretspt.com.au/index.php/group-programs/stronger-for-longer

Today I met a really nice couple aged in their early 70's who had never set foot in a gym before! They had heard some great things about our Stronger For Longer program from their friends at the club and wanted to come down and see what it was all about. Now I know we have a kick ass program that will definitely change their world, even at that age! http://www.noregretspt.com.au/index.php/group-programs/stronger-for-longer

Understanding the role of recover and the progressive overload principle is something the "gym junkie' just struggles to get into their head. The days of more equals better or go hard and go home are over. The body actually responds to the stress of exercise by adapting to cope with it better. The body does not get fitter through exercise; it gets fitter through recovering from exercise. Training too often leads to fatigue, illness and injury.

Understanding the role of recover and the progressive overload principle is something the "gym junkie' just struggles to get into their head. The days of more equals better or go hard and go home are over. The body actually responds to the stress of exercise by adapting to cope with it better. The body does not get fitter through exercise; it gets fitter through recovering from exercise. Training too often leads to fatigue, illness and injury.

To develop Core Strength and 'Abs to die for' requires a lot more than holding a plank for a few minutes and few thousand crunches. The abdominal wall require a great deal of exercise variation, because they occupy such a large area of your body and are needed in almost every movement you do. If you have ever torn your abs like I have, trust me you will know just how often you use them. In order to get full use you must address upper abs, lower abs.... Click the link below to keep reading.

To develop Core Strength and 'Abs to die for' requires a lot more than holding a plank for a few minutes and few thousand crunches. The abdominal wall require a great deal of exercise variation, because they occupy such a large area of your body and are needed in almost every movement you do. If you have ever torn your abs like I have, trust me you will know just how often you use them. In order to get full use you must address upper abs, lower abs.... Click the link below to keep reading.

Always make sure you have great technique when working out. Your last set of an exercise should always be perfect. Too many people take exercises to a failing point or complete exhaustion, yet their technique does not justify them working that hard. If your technique is 100% perfectly sound then this is fine to do and you will reap enormous rewards. If however you have poor technique.... Click the link to keep reading.

Always make sure you have great technique when working out. Your last set of an exercise should always be perfect. Too many people take exercises to a failing point or complete exhaustion, yet their technique does not justify them working that hard. If your technique is 100% perfectly sound then this is fine to do and you will reap enormous rewards. If however you have poor technique.... Click the link to keep reading.

Leg strength is key to holding a great defensive position in the game of basketball!  Try out these strengthening activities for kids and see if your child can position their body in an ideal position for "D".  #childdevelopment

LEG STRENGTHENING EXERCISES FOR KIDS

Leg strength is key to holding a great defensive position in the game of basketball! Try out these strengthening activities for kids and see if your child can position their body in an ideal position for "D". #childdevelopment

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Kids and Strength Training: When Can They Start?

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