Is This Energy-Drainer Keeping You Stuck?

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Ahhhh! It’s so nice to be eating ‘normal’ food and not spending most of my precious time in the gym. The body building competition is behind me. However, in it’s wake has been a build up ‘Clutter.’ It’s all around you, but you probably don’t even notice.  It is a stealth energy-drainer, and it may be sabotaging your fitness goals. …

Want to get Healthy? Take a Nap!

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I finally competed in the Mr Perth Classic Bodybuilding Competition, after 5 months of strenuous exercise and rigorous dieting the hard work paid off. I placed first in my division. Take a moment to look at the enclosed photo. And for those that don’t know me, I’m the guy on the right. I wouldn’t have achieved my physique without sufficient …

How to Overcome Winter Weight Gain

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Today, we’re taking a hard look at winter weight gain.  It’s a common problem—people tend to pack on a few pounds during the winter months. But we want to fight back, and we hope you will join us.  Let’s get after this now, whilst winter months draw closer.  We’ll have less to deal with when the warm breezes start blowing! …

Don’t stop resistance training if you want to lose weight

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As the weather turns colder, you may be tempted to stay in bed and forgo your resistance training. But beware: if you give up your resistance training, you will be giving up more than you bargained for. Why resistance train? Resistance training is critical for true fitness.  Without it, your muscles will atrophy.  If you aren’t building muscle, you are …

Fueling Your Body For Optimal Performance

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From weekend warriors to Ironman finishers, performance is directly tied to diet.  If you want to train at the peak of your ability and recover quickly, you must be intentional about what you eat, taking care to feed your body what it needs.  Trying to work out with a body that is starving for essential nutrients will end only in …

What Motivates You?

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Mike Fohner, cross country running coach, tells this story about one of his students: Last year, one of my young cross-country runners was fully content walking up the hills and avoiding physical exertion to the maximum extent possible. I tried all sorts of tactics and motivation techniques…to wits end. Even my “walkers club” (post practice sprints for those that walk …

Visualisation Leads to Actualisation

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Visualisation, done right, can be extremely powerful in achieving any goal.  As you think about your goals for the coming  Year, take into consideration the following… Using your intellectual factor of imagination see yourself already in possession of your goal.  Picture yourself with the healthy and fit body you desire, and literally feel what it is like to have it.  …

Your Key to Fitness Victory

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Have you ever told yourself that you are going to lose weight and get fit in time for spring, only to be frustrated when warm weather rolls around?  It’s easy to hide behind heavy winter clothes, but when the mercury starts climbing, the clothes get lighter and we can’t hide any more.  “Why didn’t I start working out weeks ago?” …

What Are You Aiming at?

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Zig Ziglar once said, “If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time.” And each of us knows from our own experience that he is right.  The general flow of human life tends to be toward ease and comfort.  One day flows into the next, and many of us never quite get around to turning our good intentions …