Female Weight Training Myths 101
One of the biggest myths in the fitness industry is that portrayed time and again in magazines and newsfeeds is that the best way to get into a lean muscular shape, get tighter abs, get fitter, look good in a pair of jeans or bikinis is that it only takes a few minutes a day and that you need to do cardio and no resistance training. Lifting weights will make you bulky Lifting weights will help increase lean muscle mass in females but it will not cause a dramatic increase in b
Do you really want to be an EXPERT?????
Do you really want to be an EXPERT????? Just because you have lost weight does not make you an expert. Just because you have won a plastic trophy does not make you an expert. Weight loss can be easily achieved by changing your daily behavior. Stop eating rubbish and start exercising. Simple but wow it is effective in weight loss. Winning a plastic trophy is also easy just choose the right competition to be in and there you have it a $5 dust collector on your mantelpiece.
13 Problems with Rapid Weight Loss
Gaining or losing weight is relatively easy. Programs that promise rapid weight loss often deliver due to a very low calorie diet combined with excessive exercise. The issue with this type of program is that the delivery of the rapid weight loss has a number of significant negative effects on the body. These effects include the following: 1. Muscle Atrophy 2. Increased Fatigue Levels 3. Increased Cortisol Levels 4. Dehydration 5. Decreased Serum Testosterone Levels 6. Decre
How to stop your gains?
There are a number of ways in which regardless of what your training goals are that you will impede your progress towards them. The first major issue it to have conflicting goals. So you want to improve your cardiovascular fitness as well as increase your muscularity? These are conflicting goals as they operate on the opposite ends of the physiological spectrum. To improve your cardiovascular fitness you need to train often and at a relatively high intensity performing rhyth
Leadership and Rose Colored Glasses
I have been watching with interest since my last blog a few individuals saying that leadership is all about supporting and helping people and being positive. They are also against the idea of constructive based feedback. Or as it had been termed criticism. To be supportive and positive is only one facet of leadership to provide. The problem is if we solely focus on the positives we bring up a world full of people who are unable to handle critiscim and to learn from their m
I am a Strength Coach not using Theories to Shape my Training!!!!
Recently I was having a look at some suggested Facebook pages that people wanted me to like. One of them I looked at and thought this sounds interesting so I looked into the page a little more. What I found was very typical of today's fitness industry. Here is a young coach just finished their PT course and has completed two other courses since graduating. This is a young person on a mission. The tag line was No bullshit, Results based, Science based Strength and Composit
Being FAT is not the end of the World.
One of the most interesting things about how a person looks is that it does not always signify their behaviour or lifestyle. For example there are a lot of people out there with less then ideal eating habits that are skinny. There are also a lot of people with perfect eating habits that are fat. Being fat does not automatically equal being an overeater or a non-exerciser. This is because of our complex human physiology that is so individualised that what may work for one p
The Reason why You are Fat!!!
The reason why you are fat There are a number of reasons why you are fat. Consuming too many calories, Consuming too few calories Not being active, Being lazy, Listening to popular TV show trainers and their training and nutrition books that are all designed to make them and their managers money while leaving you with metabolic damage which will take years to correct, Doing the wrong type of exercise, Listening to a trainer who is straight out of their course with no training
TO LOSE WEIGHT YOU MUST EAT LESS EXERCISE MORE - What a load of rubbish!!!!
If you want to lose body fat eating less and exercising more used to be the mantra provided to you by health and fitness professionals. However we know this does not work. If it did there would be no need for personal trainers, nutritionists, food coaches and weight loss companies. Only a very few people will lose weight by following this old school protocol. Blaming weight gain on eating too much has been occurring for centuries. However it does not take into account bio
How do you measure how Fat you are?
Bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) There is a range of ways in which to measure body fat levels. These range from the most accurate which would be upon death removing all of your body fat from you and weighing it to using Body Mass Index as the least most accurate. One of the more popular tests coming into the consumer market now is that of bioelectrical impedance analysis. How does BIA work? In conventional BIA, the following information is required, the person’s weight