We're busting myths and telling it how it is.
With over two-thirds of Australian adults overweight or obese (2017-18), it is no surprise that fat loss is one of the main reasons that we exercise. For many, the physical, emotional and social toll that obesity can cause can be overwhelming.
People LOVE to overcomplicate nutrition. They will take any small new study and twist the findings to make it seem like making this one drastic change will be the magic pill to sustained health, fitness and a shinny, olive-skinned six-pack. For 99% of you, I am sure that you know from experience that this is rarely if ever the outcome.
There are people who want to be strong without the size, others that just live for the pump and then there are those that get greedy and want to be the biggest guy in the gym with the lifts to match. This article is about what you need to do, to be option number 3.
Everyone in health and fitness seems to get a kick out of debating over every little aspect of training and the poor old squat is no exception. Most people are either extremely pro squat or will avoid them at all costs, very rarely will people talk about the situations in which the squat is going to be an appropriate tool.
Recently we walked into a local sports supplement shop, with the aim of having a simple browse at the products available. It's been well established in the fitness industry for some time that supplements are responsible for the bulk of any beginners results, hence our visit.
Whilst it was previously thought that a steady and well thought out exercise regime was needed to achieve notable levels of fitness that could propel one to the status of "instafamous", it turns out that consistently viewing this same not very creative + strangely specific picture can be just as effective.