Biometrics – Why Taking Blood Pressure Matters

Coaches! We need to remember we are leaders of the HEALTH and Fitness Industry. There is a lot of focus on the fitness, but unfortunately not so much on the health. What you do with your clients in the gym has a direct effect on their health – their short term health and long term …

“…we have some stuff to work on first”

“That’s an amazing goal! But… …we have some stuff to work on first.” We’ve all been there, start of the school year, New Years resolution, working with a coach or simply coaching ourselves. “So, what’s your goal?” “Well…” (long pause, even longer for those of us realising we don’t have one so we are desperately …

My Lightbulb Moment

Did you ever have a ‘light bulb moment’ when you realised not everything in the world was all that it was cracked up to be?  I had a big one a few years ago with the ‘health’ and fitness industry. Grab a coffee and pull up a chair – this is going to be one …

Optimal? Or Practical?

We’re very lucky here in Australia. Our city Councils really look after us. Well. At least I feel they do anyway. Being grateful for them makes me feel ok about paying taxes, so that can only be a good thing right? Anyway. One of the really cool things they have here is a LOT of …

Bench Press for Hypertrophy

Everyday is international chest day! Here’s a great pec building protocol using the concept of Positions of Flexion, with a few added twists. Typically with POF you would first use a mid-range movement like the flat press. Mid-range dictated by the majority of the work being done in the mid part of the movement; there …

Recommended Daily Allowance – Is it Enough?

Most vitamin and mineral supplements come with an RDA – a recommended daily allowance.  Is this a good dosage to go off, or should you be taking more or less? As with everything – it depends. However, it’s good to keep in mind that the RDA is recommended to suggest just enough so you don’t …

What Helps Reduce Midsection Fat?

A lot of people have stubborn areas of fat that no matter what you do, it seems to refuse to budge.  For a lot of people, this stubborn area is midsection fat.  Aside from managing your stress levels, what else can you do to help reduce the love handles and stomach fat?

Glutathione

Glutathione is a master detoxifier and antioxidant, which a lot of people are deficient in it! Not having enough glutathione slows down your detoxification system – which is always running, and which is imperative for good health and fat loss.  Is it best to take glutathione as a supplement, or to take the precursors, or …

The Importance of the Sodium Potassium Pump

Sodium is so prevalent in the westerns worlds diet, that we’ve thrown off the Sodium/Potassium balance in our bodies that is so important. What are the health implications of this, and how can we bring that ratio into it’s optimal range?