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Oil and Water

Oil and Water

I decided to check the oil in my car today. I probably should have done it months ago, but it's just not something I think about. Apparently you're suppose to have your oil checked or changed at roughly 5000 km… For me, it's been… oh, probably 40,000. I'm not joking. Anyway, I won't go into … Continue reading

Why an 8-pack is better than 6

Why an 8-pack is better than 6

Ever notice how the majority of abdominal exercises focus on the upper abs? Take a look at some fitness photos – guys and gals – notice how their upper 6-pack stands out. What about an 8-pack – how do you achieve that? Try these abdominal exercises. If you done correctly, you will engage your inner … Continue reading

Are you working it?

Are you working it?

I can’t stress the importance of mind-muscle connection enough. It’s vital to really build and tone what you want, and a key to avoiding injury in the gym! Building my gluteus has always been an area I struggle with, and I discovered it’s because I’m hamstring dominant – which is pretty common. What I mean … Continue reading

Fri, 28SEPT12 – Legs, Abs & Cardio

Fri, 28SEPT12 – Legs, Abs & Cardio

Same same, but different from last week’s leg day. Because I’m a week out from my show AND had the night shift from hell last night (with just 4 hours sleep this morning), I lightened the load a little and increased the reps. And, as always, I focused on good form. I’m also trying something … Continue reading

Reps, Sets, Debunking myths

Reps, Sets, Debunking myths

People often ask me about the finer details of workouts, sets, reps, breaking plateaus, etc. If you’re one of those people, then this post is for you. I’ll debunk some training myths, clear up some of the confusion, and throw in some science – gotta love the science! As I’ve said a zillion times in … Continue reading

Upright row push outs

Upright row push outs

This… Is… Killer. Seriously, I was grunting and groaning during my superset with dumbbell up and backs. TIPS Before starting, push your chest out and shoulders back. Use a wide grip on the barbell. Keep your shoulders down. When you row the bar, make sure you keep your traps (the muscle between your shoulders and … Continue reading

Dumbbell Up & Backs

Dumbbell Up & Backs

Ok, so I’m introducing video to the Training Tips, which will hopefully make it easier for you to figure out what’s going on. The importance of this movement is to stand up tall, keep your chest out and shoulders back and down. Keep your core tight and don’t swing your arms up. If you have … Continue reading

Cable Squats

I love the cable machine. Not only does it ensure you work the targetted muscle, but your core is always engaged – a two for one! The best thing about the cable squat is, it’s not just a great leg and glute exercise, it also ensures you engage your core throughout the move. Starting Position … Continue reading