Posts tagged Gym in Balmain
Are you going to eat or be eaten?

When your bursts of effort are too long or if your rests are too brief—as in HIIT or metcons—acid cuts your power. No longer able to contract quickly and powerfully, fatigued muscles compensate with longer and weaker contractions. This messes up movement coordination. It could mean failing to catch dinner—or becoming dinner yourself. Even if you have avoided such a fate, you are learning slowness and poor form for the next time.

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The Super Simplest Strength Routine

This is an old strength routine that's recently been dusted off and re-introduced to the weight-training world. It's based on a highly sophisticated premise that might be beyond the understanding of most. Still, to placate the more scientifically inclined out there, I'll lay it out for you while trying to keep the scientific lingo to a minimum. Here it is:

If you want to get stronger, lift weights.

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The 40-Workout Strength Program

Tamio "Tommy" Kono, the legendary Olympic weightlifting champion and Mr. Universe, has an interesting way of looking at training. Imagine you have a test tube filled with your workout ability, he says. Each time you train, you should spill out just a little bit of the test tube. You refill your tube with recovery tools and rest days. The problem, Kono says, is that most people's training involves emptying the test tube and never giving it enough time to refill. Rather, they keep pouring out more and more until injury, illness, or apathy arrive. Sadly, all three often happen at the same time. In order to make continuous progress and stay healthy, you need to think of your workouts as daily "performances" in the weight room instead of going all out and depleting your test tube. Renowned Russian strength coach Pavel Tsatsouline uses this exact philosophy with his 40-day workout program. It requires daily reasonable workouts using light to medium-heavy loads.

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The Last Four Doctors You Will Ever Need

The Last Four Doctors are Dr. Diet, Dr. Quiet, Dr. Happiness and Dr. Movement, and they get us back to the basics of being human. If we disregard these basics, all the fancy pills, diets and exercise fads in the world won’t work well. If you heed the advice of all four of these doctors, you will have much less need of a doctor in a white coat.

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HOW STRESSFUL IS RUNNING ON YOUR BODY?

Running demands a lot from your body, so if you don’t have the appropriate mobility, strength, flexibility pre-reqs to handle the load repetitively, injury is bound to happen.

This is also why bi lateral barbell squats / Deadlifts are not the best exercises for runners, and you are almost wasting time if your goal is to get stronger for running.

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Train to be strong at the end of range to reduce risk of injury

“The Larger the Range of Motion that you are unable to generate strength in, the huge risk of injury” - Christopher Sommer

Train your “bubble”. Be strong at the end range / odd positions.  Ultimately that is what really matters, for sport and life.Classic example, someone that can deadlift 150kg of the ground, but can’t put a baby (3kg) in the cot without hurting their back

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The Kettlebell

“Vodka at night. Pickle juice in the morning (the best thing for a hangover). Throwing some kettlebells around between this hangover and the next one. A Russian’s day well spent. The ‘kettlebell’ or girya is a cast iron weight which looks like a basketball with a suitcase handle. It is an old Russian toy. As the 1986 Soviet Weightlifting Yearbook put it, “It is hard to find a sport that has deeper roots in the”

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"My go-to trick for great sleep is…

A good night's sleep is incredibly important for your health. In fact, it’s just as important as eating healthy and exercising. Unfortunately, the Western environment is interfering with natural sleep patterns. People are now sleeping less than they did in the past, and sleep quality has decreased as well. Here are few tips to help you towards better sleep


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