Do you also have such a love-hate relationship with your core? Why do abs have to be such hard work and why, oh, why does it have to be so painful?
The thing is, our core is much more important than simply the sexy six-pack we all long for. The core isn’t just one muscle either. In reality, it’s a rather complex physiological situation that is actually meant to help stabilise your spine – not just look gorgeous in a bather.
Countless people sweat it out in the gym trying to reach their desired body weight and shape but let’s be honest, the struggle is real.
Is it possible to build muscle and burn fat at the same time? When do you start building muscle and stop burning fat? Or, when do you start hindering muscle gain by doing too much “fat burning” exercises? Wouldn’t you want to know?
Have you made it your resolution for 2018 to quit the cigarettes? Good for you! “The benefits of being a non-smoker can start as soon as one hour after the last cigarette, as blood pressure drops back to normal and circulation increases,” says Pierre Louw, owner of online business My Health and Fitness.
The other benefits of quitting are endless: a decrease in the risk of contracting heart disease and cancer, increased smell and taste and improved lung function. Not to mention you will no longer reek of smoke, and save a fortune in the process.
2018 is in full swing, and if you haven’t been adhering to your gym resolutions, the time to start is now. Perhaps you’ve put in a few sessions but you haven’t seen any concrete results. Or maybe the issue is that you don’t even know where to begin.
The solution? You need a personal trainer to get you on track. Here’s why.
An age old question that to this day plagues novice and veteran gymgoers alike is: What is the right combination of different forms of exercise to achieve the body I want?
And therein lies the answer; what type of body do you want? And, more specifically, what purpose do you want your body to serve?
Figuring out the right combination for your goals can be done as such.
What’s more important than getting that booty in shape? Uhm…we’d have to think long and hard about that one.
Maybe, in 2017, you followed the Instagram journey of 24-year-old Corinna Mantegazza who transformed her sad, flat booty into a tight, perky one? Well, if you didn’t, it was a good one and it got many talking and considering what they might be doing wrong and why they’re not getting the results they want.
Many in the health and fitness industry have come to believe that the secret lies in a combination of eating the right foods to fuel your body, adding weights to your fitness regime, and avoiding excessive cardio.
You can’t out-train a bad diet – maybe some will disagree – but we’ve all met that kind of people who eat whatever they want and still seem to stay in good shape. The truth is, it’s not viable, or healthy for that matter, in the long run.
In the end, everything in life is about balance.
So, you want to bulk up, you say… Problem is, you’ve probably heard 50 different opinions from people at the gym, personal trainers, YouTube videos, your colleague, and maybe even Men’s Health.
Where do you actually start and what’s the best way to go about it? How do you bulk up without getting fat? Let’s bust a couple of myths before we dive into the detail:
The art of mastering golf requires a lot of patience, dedication and precision. It’s nothing new for golfers to have fluctuating performances. One day their swings will put Gary Player to shame, other days they seem like amateurs. Barry Bridges, golf fitness trainer at Pure Motion Golf Academy, explains that in order to master your swing, you need to work on the following: