How you can start an exercise routine from scratch

Getting started is hard. Whether you’re doing something for the first time or starting up again after a break, taking the first step is difficult. You’ve all been there at some stage, correct?     My first foray into the gym was prompted by personal humiliation. I was skinny and unhealthy adult, and a friend held a … Continue reading How you can start an exercise routine from scratch

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Developing consistency

I was shamed into weight training. My friend took one look at me without my shirt off (a long time ago) and strongly suggested if I ever wanted attention from the opposite sex that I needed to pick up a weight or two. I was so skinny at that time that I could run around … Continue reading Developing consistency

Summer fitness tips

This is the time to kick back in the sun and not slave away in the gym. Thoughts should turn to the beach and drinking fancy concoctions with umbrellas in them and not to the squat rack. You shouldn’t let your body completely go to mush during the summer. No one likes to start from … Continue reading Summer fitness tips

Simple strength

Physical strength defined by the Macmillan Dictionary as “the physical energy that someone has to lift or move things.” This sounds hard because it is hard. Picking up and lifting heavy things in or out of the gym gets you out of your comfort zone quick. Lifting heavy things is not every one’s idea of … Continue reading Simple strength

Hit a plateau in the gym? Here’s what to do about it

No matter how hard you try, the barbell will not budge. You’ve been hitting the same weight for a while now and whenever you go up, you fail.  That’s a good old-fashioned plateau and it’s a lifters worst nightmare. And when you’re stuck, and you think you’ll be there for a while, you may resort … Continue reading Hit a plateau in the gym? Here’s what to do about it

Think outside the dumbbell and train at home

At most gyms you walk into, there is equipment as far as the eye can see -- fancy treadmills that have TV’s with push button controls and machines that isolate every muscle imaginable. Lots of equipment is nice and gives you no excuse not to exercise and get in shape. However, when exercising at home, … Continue reading Think outside the dumbbell and train at home

New year’s fitness tips

Everyone likes a tip. A tip that is actionable and helps you reach your goal or  outcome you desire. The best fitness tips usually revolve around consistency, efficiency and lifting tricks. Because let’s face it, if you have no consistency or no back up plan when life gets hairy, the best program in the world … Continue reading New year’s fitness tips