Tag: lifestyle

Fitness. Diving. Lifestyle.

Does a six-pack equal health?

Ripped. Shredded. Diced. Cut. No, I’m not describing the options control panel of an abattoir, these are all actually ways to compliment someone’s physique. What it means is that you have very low body fat to the point where you have a lot of definition, most noticeably in the stomach area: basically you have the…
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Roll with the tide

A question I often ask myself is: When is it ok to miss a training session? No matter how much you like to do something, we’re all only human.  There will be days when you just don’t feel like it. Maybe you didn’t get much sleep the night before, or you’ve been particularly busy at…
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The Deadlift Challenge: Week 2

Max as tested on 10/01/2015- 220 kgs Week 2: 80% of max (176 kgs rounded up to 180 kgs) 4 sets of 3 reps As in Week 1 at this early stage of the build-up to a new max I’m going for speed and form to try and build up my base level of strength.…
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What type of training should I do to lose fat?

Everyone’s favourite fitness subject: how to lose fat and be lean. Number one, like building muscle, fat loss has its foundation in the kitchen: you could hire the most expensive personal trainers with the most cutting-edge gym and you wouldn’t lose fat if you were still eating cheeseburgers everyday. As everyone by now already knows,…
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Do it for the right reasons

You hear it, far away, like you’re under water.  It’s the alarm on your phone.  Your bed feels warm; it still feels like the middle of the night.  With irritation, you roll onto your back and get accustomed to the dark pattern of the ceiling, your annoyance growing that there’s not even enough light from…
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Beginner Weight Training Template 2: Adding exercises

Experience level: 0-1 years Frequency: 3 days a week Type of Template: Alternative compound movements, introduction of accessory movements, linear progression You can use this template in two ways: You have been using the Beginners Weight Training Template 1  (BWTT1) for a few months and are looking to change it up and learn some new…
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The Deadlift challenge: Testing my max

I love the deadlift.  It’s probably the most taxing exercise, but that means the rewards are great too. Plus you get to move a lot of weight around.  What’s not to like? As I keep saying unless you have a serious pre-existing back condition, no matter who you are, male or female, you should be…
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The REAL short-cut to fitness results

I was a about 12 when I first realised I liked fitness.   At my school we used to have Wednesday afternoons dedicated to what we called ‘games’; you basically got the whole afternoon off to play sports. I didn’t really appreciate it back then but I know now that at school, if you’re no…
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8 things all fit people do

If you want to get into shape and make 2015 the year where you start to get the body or performance you want you have to change your habits. Long-term health, fitness and performance comes from following a lifestyle and acting in a certain way, not from following fads, ‘transformation’ programs or looking for the…
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My New Year’s Resolutions

The New Year’s resolution.  Either one of the strongest or most fragile things in existence. As I mentioned in my post on New Year’s resolutions mistakes I believe that resolutions should be specific, realistic and accommodating, if they have any chance of surviving past February. I also believe they should be recorded somewhere, so that you…
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