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Dieting: Low Carb or Low Calorie?

Summer has now arrived, and for a lot of us it’s time for a quick shred before Christmas to get ourselves ready for the holidays! A lot of us will either decide to cut-out what we consider as ‘bad’ foods, or cut-down on our eating altogether. But do these strategies really work?  We look at two popular diet choices – the low calorie diet, and the low-carb diet to find out. Low-carb/Ketogenic: The popularity of the low-carbohydrate diet originates from...

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Full Range of Motion (and Locking Out)

IFBB Pro Josh Lenartowicz Just yesterday I was talking to a fellow trainer in the gym who was asking about my technique on overhead cable extensions. His question was on why I don’t go to full stretch & then lock out? Full range of motion is very important for growth & strength as if you only train with a short or half rep you will only get strong in that range you are training. A major aim of weight...

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3 things you’re not doing to cut body fat

1. Use high intensity resistance training Try reducing your rest between sets to 30-40 seconds instead of the standard 1-2mins most people tend to have. Also incorporate super sets, drop sets & giant sets to bump up the intensity. If maintaining muscle is a priority to maintain strength perform 1-2 compound movements at the beginning of your workout with rests around the 1min period. EXAMPLE WORKOUT- LEGS 5x lying leg curls (20, 15, 15, 12, 10 reps) – 40secs rest...

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Water – Are you taking in enough?

As we get closer to summer & those scorching hot days I can already feel myself needing more water. The body is made up of 60% water so it is very important we do not become dehydrated. Water is important for such things as lubricating our joints & eyes, eliminating toxins from the body, healthy skin & aiding proper digestion (which is very important for people who exercise regularly & are consuming large amounts of food each day). Some effects...

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Robert Whittaker Defeats Derek Brunson!

Our very own Team Fitness Meals athlete Robert Whittaker has put the middleweight division on notice, after his sensational victory over Derek Brunson. Both middleweight fighters decided to throw caution to the wind in Melbourne on Sunday and went all in, in one of the most intense first rounds in UFC history. The action starts straight out of the gate, with Brunson launching into action, with explosive speed and strength, going for his signature first round KO. Brunson briefly backs...

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The Reason Why Whole Foods are Best

Now this is going to look like a massive plug for Fitness Meals… But before you tune out, it isn’t but it does support why whole food from the store or of course Fitness Meals is the best option. The Reason Okay so the #1 reason is due to crappy protein powders. You might think you know how to tell what a good protein contains and you know how to read labels, but what if what was on the label...

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3 Tip to help add Mass to your back

If you’re like most other people in the gym right now your there to build more muscle. Broadening your back would have to be at the top of the agenda, mainly because it’s such a big muscle group. I think a lot of guys struggle to get a big back because they can’t see it when they train so they’re less focused on the task in hand. Let take a look at that and how we can get you to...

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Static Stretching VS Dynamic Stretching – What helps & what hurts?

It’s a age old debate on which is better for you & when to do which, but it appears now with research & studies we have a much clearer answer. So firstly… What’s static stretching? And what’s dynamic stretching? Static stretching is a stretch held in a static (hence the name) position for a set amount of time. Dynamic stretching is essentially movements that stretches one or several muscles over a continuous movement. Which is best & when? So both have...

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Cardio for fat loss – When’s the best time to do it?

Today we go over the different times of the day, and the different scenarios to perform cardio for optimized weight-loss. Afternoon after eating carbohydrates This would have to be the least optimum time of the day to do cardio, as you’ll be more likely to burn carbohydrates as your energy source rather than liberating fat storage. If there is sufficient glycogen in the muscle the body will always use that before eating into fat stores. Afternoon after not eating carbohydrates during the day...

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Are you getting the most out of your Chest workout?

  The chest is an area that often tend to lag on a lot of physiques out there. The fact is the majority of guys struggle in this area, despite your best efforts after hours and hours of lifting in the gym. The question you should be really asking yourself is if your approach is too one dimensional. On top of that  you are probably making some common mistakes, like - Pressing through your triceps rather than squeezing through your...

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