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13 Jun 2018
Do you crave sugar when you’re overworked and stressed? Have you ever been working hard at your desk, thoroughly engrossed in a complex work task for hours, and just got up and smashed a bunch of sugar? Perhaps on your way home after the mother of all days, you find
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01 Apr 2018
​Resistant Starch​Resistant starch is going to be a super food soon, if it isn't already.  With the ever expanding insights into long term health coming from the study of the microbiome, more and more we are realising just how important resistant starch is in our diet. ​What Is Resistant Starch​Resistant starch
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23 Mar 2018
​Why Do We Believe Some Foods Are Breakfast Foods​Are we supposed to eat breakfast?  With the rise in popularity and evidence behind fasting I thought i'd look into the history of breakfast and see for myself.​From a young age we have been conditioned by the cereal industry to eat cereal
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25 Feb 2018
FLOW - Psychologists have found the people who are the happiest have the most FLOW in their life. What is FLOW? The state of optimal experience in which people are so involved in an activity that nothing else seems to matter. You will have experienced this before. A good example
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23 Nov 2017
Often you hear nutritionists and dieticians proclaim that multivitamins are not necessary if you eat your daily suggested serves of vegetables as you will get all the nutrients you need from real food. Well guess what? 96% of Australians DO NOT eat the recommended 5-6 serves of vegetables per day.
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28 Oct 2015
You’ve probably seen this one by now all over social media.   You’ve probably seen some reports saying eating meat is as bad as smoking in regards to cancer.  This is just click bait journalism and its border line fraudulent.  So I summarised a bunch of sensible reports out there who
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13 Feb 2015
Chronic Fatigue You've probably heard of chronic fatigue yeah?  It used to be known as the yuppie disease when i was a young trainer (back in my day!) and people just dismissed it.  Well, its just been formally recognised as a disease by a panel of medical experts in the
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13 Aug 2014
There's a solid flu going around at the moment so I thought i'd throw some pointers together about what you can do with your training and food so you don’t go too far backwards. How do I know if I’m too sick? I ask people how they feel at the
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03 Apr 2014
Are you stressed?  Most of us are to some degree. I always ask people in our initial consultation to give me on a scale of 1 to 10 how stressed they are on average every day.  1 being kick back city and 10 being about to bite down hard on
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12 Sep 2013
Consequences I've been motivating people to get the goals they want for over 11 years now.  And its a fickle thing motivation.  It comes and goes.  Getting results though is about consistency.  Consistency with your food, consistency with your training and consistency with your cardio - for long periods of
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25 Oct 2012
To stretch or not to stretch?  Ooooh a hot topic amongst strength coaches.  And not one i'm really going to get into today as my opinion on topics such as this that strength coaches like to argue about is dissipating by the day.  But people love to stretch so here's
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28 Sep 2012
"I don't want to get too bulky though" This is one of the most common things I've heard women say when we talk about doing weights for the first time.  And it's a natural concern for ladies.  I'm yet to meet a women in my 17 years of personal training
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05 Sep 2012
You should be aware by now that exercise when done properly makes you feel awesome afterwards yes?  You should! What triggers happiness in our brain when we exercise?“ Endorphins right? Lets go a little deeper so we can sound a little smarter when people bring it up! Here is what
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25 Jul 2012
Can you breathe properly?  Of course you can!  Maybe... Sounds very simple but often I see clients who for various reasons have reversed breathing patterns.  Here's a simple test. Place one hand on your belly and the opposite hand on your chest.  Take in a full deep breath through your
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26 Jun 2012
I like to look at our evolutionary past for clues on how to eat and move in terms of what works best for the current day human.  When it comes to human nature, I often think: "Why would a caveman do that?"  Exercise, food, monogamy, showing off, getting sleepy after
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13 Jun 2012
Toxic People In order to achieve anything in life, especially fitness goals, you need to have a good support network.  It's only when you go through change do you realise who is truly there to support you. As a trainer, it's very interesting to watch people embark on strength and
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30 May 2012
The difference between a food allergy and food intolerance / sensitivity Food intolerance / sensitivity’s and food allergies are often at the heart of slow results in the fitness game.  Many people ask me why I don’t suggest eating gluten, milk and non organic food.  Food intolerance / sensitivity is
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09 May 2012
Got a bad habit you're trying to crack?  Intermittent smoking, snacking, wearing crocs footwear?  First you need to identify it. Habits are formed when you do something over and over again, which is great if you want them. The problem is when you end up with a bad habit because
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03 Apr 2012
I’m amazed sometimes at how many adults tell me they don’t like vegetables!  Come on what are you 6?  But whyyyy they say?  "Cause you need anti oxidants to detox the body" I say.  "70% of what you eat is for detox purposes" I say.  But what are anti oxidants
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28 Mar 2012
By now you've probably been sent THAT email or read THAT article that claims: "red meat will kill you prematurely"  based on a study released by Harvard University on March 12.  It has since been expertly debunked and provides a great lesson in why listening to the mass media hype
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22 Mar 2012
An exercise is only as good as the time it takes for you to adapt to it.  What does that mean?   If your not getting stronger or more technically correct at a given exercise, you have adapted or have insufficiently recovered.  So if you've been squatting the same weight
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01 Mar 2012
Sitting at a computer all day can make you cranky for more than one reason.  It can lead to a more kyphotic posture and a lot of shoulder injuries / dysfunction get exacerbated by this so here are a few easy tips for releasing your thoracic The thoracic spine has
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15 Feb 2012
If I owned a thoroughbred racehorse that cost $2.3M.  And I asked you to look after it for me while I was away on holidays.  What would you do?   Would you give it the best food, exercise it, rest it and train it just as I had advised you to? 
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09 Feb 2012
Today's blog is sort of fitness related.  Related  in a sense that from years and years of seeing people one on one I hear a lot of excuses as to why people aren't as healthy as they would like to be.  And excuses cause regret.  Let me tell you something
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30 Jan 2012
Migraines are not fully understood by the medical community but there are 2 distinct causes that can be addressed. 1) Mechanical - Meaning a postural distortion or tightness in certain muscles of the shoulders and neck that pull on fascia, hitting trigger points and sending referred pain to the head.  Below
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18 Jan 2012
There's an ad on in the gym at the moment for a particular coffee chain that amuses me every time it comes on.  In it the voice over guy says there's no better way to recover from a workout than having a coffee at their particular establishment.  It amuses me
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12 Jan 2012
Everyones concerned about heart disease.  And so you should be! But the myth of saturated fat causing heart disease kills me. So I thought i'd summarise some of Dr Mercola's thoughts on saturated fat and hopefully get you thinking differently Saturated Fat is NOT the Cause of Heart Disease  The
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