Resistance Training for Women – The Myths

1. If you lift weights, you’ll bulk up! It’s physiologically impossible for women because testosterone is responsible for increasing muscle bulk, and women simply don’t have enough of this predominantly male hormone to build Schwarzenegger-sized bulges. 2. Lifting weights will get rid of “lovehandles” and any other unsightly bulges.The truth is that there is no…

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The Kaizen Approach to New Year’s Health and Fitness

“The Kaizen Approach to New Year’s Health and Fitness” by John Lark Gyms laugh in January. They open their doors to a stream of enthusiastic and motivated individuals decked in the latest spandex offerings and with the zeal of a child diving into a pack of sweets. They take your details, ask a few probing…

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Who says Girls Shouldn’t Squat?

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7 most effective ways to gain fat fast

7 Most Effective Ways to Gain Fat Fast… It is that time of year again. The run into Xmas. A few weeks to make sure that you hit the New Year like a sack of spuds. Think of the blissful feeling of bumming in the tracksuits and only being able to wear a few items…

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Why the scales do not move…

Courtesy of Alwyncosgrove.com Q: This weekend I got on a scale at a friend’s house (I don’t own one) and much to my disappointment, the numbers haven’t budged all that much since my last weigh in several months ago. Now, my clothes fit better, I’m in better shape than I’ve perhaps EVER been in, I…

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What’s a Rep?

More often than not you will see this short-hand on your programmes 3 x 10. For most of this, this is likened to WWII coding that the enigma machine may be able to crack. For lifters this is the spoken word. What it simply means is that you lift a given weight for 3 sets…

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Constancy of Purpose – Key to Fitness

I suppose any great plan means that all paticipants must have the end result in mind. Want to lose weight? Want to quit smoking? Want to build muscle? The you had better make sure that your efforts are in tune with your goals. Constancy of purpose means that no matter how small you are checking…

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A Special Treat For You….

As a special thank you for all those who turned up to the Workshop on Wednesday I have compiled a list of Exercises that will zip up your training to new levels with photos and descriptions. I normally include this with my ‘Get Fit for Rugby’ as a bonus (worth €19.97). Yours for free! Thank…

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Now this is Fitness! Just Don’t Try this at Home…

You may have seen the odd-shaped pieces of equipment around the gym. This is the father of them. Check his amazing feats of strength.

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Stop Guessing Your Gym Training

All good things start with a plan. Knowing where to go. So what if was to say to you that you can get results in twice as quick with a simple A5 notebook? My old mentor use to say “if you are not assessing you are guessing”. Wondered why you haven’t lost the lovehandles yet…

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