Fitness

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Your body is your temple: do your fitness research!

Fitness, health, strength, endurance, hypertrophy, conditioning, prehab, rehab, flexibility, nutrition, diet… These are the first 10 or so words that come to my mind when I think of the ‘fitness’ industry. The industry is largely based on opinion. There aren’t a lot of things you can say for certain will DEFINITELY happen – its more …

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Setting a PB for the Canberra Half Marathon 2014: a runner’s account

When preparing for a race, it is usually recommended that you have a steady training plan – with lots of rest and hydration in the few days before hand. And, on race day, the seasoned runners will always remind you that you shouldn’t go out too fast. Well, for this latest race, I failed on …

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Get fit with FITT

If you want the most out of your workouts and training, it is important to know and apply the principles of training. This gives you a general idea on how you should train and what kinds of exercises you should do in relation to your goals in fitness. A more specific approach is the FITT …

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HIIT IT! high-intensity interval training for better results

Let’s be honest, there’s nothing more motivating than seeing results from your workouts. Hours have been spent in the gym; sweat has been spilled, and there may or may not have been a few tears… all in the name of becoming leaner, more toned, faster, whatever your goal is. But let’s flip that victorious situation …

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The exercise hater’s guide to achieving the best results from the least amount of exercise

We exercise for all sorts of reasons; to feel good, to chomp up some stress, to have some personal time out and some people even exercise for the sheer fun of it. No matter your motives, exercise is still the best way to increase fitness and strength as well as massively reduce the risk of …

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How to finish an endurance event with a smile

You can argue, protest, disagree, make excuses, give alternatives and even pretend that you don’t want to, or can’t complete a competitive exercise event, but you can!! And if you want to challenge yourself; your mind, your body, your mental toughness and your true character this is a unique and special way to do it! …

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Is your personal trainer or instructor a fitness professional?

Imagine if your GP or Physio rocked up late to the office, dressed in shorts and singlet, sweaty, smelly, chatting on a personal phone call, sucking on a protein shake or eating a rice-cake? Imagine if they did not have a booking system or professional receipts and they took your cash and put it in …

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Train like a cave man

Our bodies are adapted for enduring some of the harshest conditions on earth. Societies have been known for thousands of years to live in areas of extreme climates, limited resources and maximal competition. In fact, a closer look at our metabolic activity would clearly demonstrate that we are hard wired for high levels of energy …

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