Do I have your attention now? Heard this before? Ladies have you been told this before?
OK ladies, it’s myth-busting time!
Gents feel free to read along – but this blog entry is specifically targeted at a long-standing gym myth for the ladies. I can’t count the number of times women have come to me asking about wanting to work out but don’t want to get ‘big and bulky’. I have to be honest, as a personal trainer this is one of the most frustrating and popular myths out there. I am so sorry if someone has already gotten a hold of you and has tried to convince you of this. I am here to tell you, DON’T drink the Kool Aid!
Ladies, you CAN lift weights and not get ‘yoked out’.
Now I know you are sitting there reading this and already pic...
Everybody wants to get a six-pack.Not just for the aesthetic, but for everything that comes with having a six-pack. You want the feeling of being able to take off your shirt and not be worried about what’s underneath. You want the confidence boost and you want that great sense of achievement. But how many of us are going the right way about obtaining a six-pack?
Personally, I was so confused about why the relentless ab exercises I was doing weren’t giving me a six-pack. Are you someone who’s struggling with this?
Myth : Ab exercises will help you develop a 6 pack
Do you see that guy in the gym who is slightly overweight and only does abs every day? He’s doing countless crunches, is really good at planks and actually has a strong core, but wha...
Train for the right body shape – whether you’re ectomorph, endomorph or mesomorph – and you can outsmart your genes
Ectomorphs stay lean despite hours in the gym, endomorphs struggle to shift their gut and mesomorphs pack on muscle with ease. Learning which one you are will help you train smarter to maximise your potential.
The idea that human body types are genetically pre-set is nothing new. Plato mentions it inThe Republic, which was written around 380BC, and 19th-century philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche referred to the idea in The Antichrist years before the American psychologist William Sheldon popularised three broad ‘categories’ of body in the 1940s.
Since Sheldon’s conclusions were published it has become widely recognised that most...
Anyone who grew up in the ’90s still probably thinks of him as the goofy and lovable hooligan from The Fresh Prince. Now 45, Will Smith is married with two talented children. He’s left behind his rough-and-tumble ways, and now he’s an unexpected source of inspiration. Here are some of Will Smith’s most inspirational quotes.
“The separation of talent and skill is one of the greatest misunderstood concepts for people who are trying to excel, who have dreams, who want to do things. Talent you have naturally. Skill is only developed by hours and hours and hours of beating on your craft.”
“The first step is you have to say that you can.”
“Love is the ultimate theme, but it’s not just for women.”
You can achieve better body transforming results and be much happier during the process if you stay off the scale. So, first things first – if you’re going to participate in the following challenge (staying off the scale), you need to get rid of it. Now. Yes, I haven’t told you why yet, but that doesn’t matter.
Go grab your scale, and then get rid of it.
Put it in a very inconvenient place so you’re not tempted to step on it; in the attic, somewhere in the garage, like a creepy corner that hasn’t seen a good spring cleaning since the 80s, or anywhere it’s not easily accessible. If you know you’ll crawl on your hands and knees into the dark abyss to retrieve the scale, then have a friend or family member hold on to it for you.