What do you think about protein? How much protein do you need after a workout? Are protein shakes good for you? One of my clients asked me what I thought about protein so I decided to answer a few often asked questions. Protein for Training Well for starters, I like protein. It’s in chicken, and I like chicken. And…

What does fitness mean? Is it the ability to run a marathon? To bench press 100kg? To touch your toes? It can be all of these, or none. For most people who are past their days of competitive sport and are now enjoying life playing with children, grandchildren and just having fun with friends, fitness…

Around the start of spring last year I broke my right wrist. It happened at capoeira training while breaking my fall from a well timed sweep kick from my instructor, and after a month of nursing what I thought was a bad sprain, I was advised by my exercise physiologist (that’s our friend and fellow…

Training outdoors is loads of fun, especially when it’s hot and the weather is great. There are so many different ways you can exercise in a park or open area, with options including running, calisthenics, yoga, Pilates, capoeira, ball games and sports, kettlebells, medicine balls, resistance bands and many more!! It’s a great way to…

You could say “an educated, certified, and experienced professional”. Another great definition could be “an understanding and supportive mentor”. You could probably even get away with “a sadistic individual who gets a kick outta floggin’ me”. In truth, there’s probably a bit of each of those definitions in there (although some may have a bit…

Want to become a better runner? A lot of runners dont think about lifting weights as part of their training. “If I’m going to run, don’t I need to just practice running?” If you want to really progress as runner, the answer is no.Everyone (runners included!) need to strengthen their whole body to remain strong…

Want to score goals? Here’s some advice on how to become a better football player and lead your team to victory! Football is a very physically demanding sport. It requires a great deal of skill and a high level of fitness to become a good player, and millions of people around the world practice and…

Sitting at a desk all day? Working on a computer a lot? Reading, writing, driving a car, or looking after small children? If you have answered ‘yes’ to some or all of these questions, chances are you have some corrections to be made with your posture. In today’s world, a forwardly rounded posture is a…

With the end of year holidays upon us, a lot of people are already thinking about the large amount of food and drinks that they have consumed while celebrating with family and friends and (let’s be honest) the extra kilos they have gained. Many of us are familiar with the friendly pressure to indulge and…

Find it hard to train on holidays? Sick of doing the same old exercises all the time? Want to stretch your imagination and try something new? Maybe you should join the resistance! You may have seen what looks like large coloured rubber bands in the gym. No, these aren’t taken from the belt of a…

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