Any sport or activity you perform at a high intensity is going to push you outside of your comfort zone. And when we exceed our physical limits, be they perceived or actual, we increase the likelihood that our technique may suffer. It’s not just a CrossFit phenomenon; it is... Read more
If your goal is super-human fitness, superior conditioning and a single digit body fat percentage then metabolic conditioning training should be part of your gym vocabulary. Metcon defined By definition metabolic conditioning, or metcon as it is often referred to means conditioning the muscles to improve energy storage and... Read more
Due to its widespread use in CrossFit boxes around the world, the American-style kettlebell swing has grown in prominence, but not everyone is happy with this development. Hardstyle kettlebell purists, including RKC and SFG kettlebell instructors, have been extremely vocal about what they feel amounts to the debasement of... Read more
Stretching is important to counteract the natural forces of everyday movements and activities like weight training, which shortens muscles and other soft tissues such as tendons and ligaments.
If you’ve been paying attention you would’ve noticed that your local gym now boasts a range of foam or plastic cylindrical tools in the studio or stretching area. They’re known as self myofascial release (SMR) tools and have become an essential part of any balanced gym routine due to... Read more
We’re not all blessed with the genes that make it easy to slap on size. The hard truth is that our ability to add significant muscle is hardwired into our DNA and those who aren’t blessed with the right combination of genes have to work really hard to add... Read more
The rep, or repetition is the fundamental element of any weight lifting programme and can therefore be considered one of the most important factors in any gym program. When you consider all of the reps you execute in a month – which easily extend into the thousands – it... Read more
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