Monthly archives: August, 2010

Simple Truths – You & The Health Industry

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Do people really want to get fit, feel healthier, look better, live longer and have a more active life… Hell yeah! Do the majority of people take action to ensure the above happens? Sadly the answer is as obvious as the nose on Barry Manilow’s face… NO!! So why is there a break down for…


Hardcore… or…. Girly???

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“Hey! Check out this gym it’s hardcore” “…….. REALLY!!! “ Over the years I’ve heard the term “Hardcore Gym” bandied around by many people from all walks of life only to be disappointed at what I eventually saw and experienced when I finally got to train at “So & so’s hardcore gym”.  In fact to…


Amped up & ready to go – But where do I start?

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“The PIT” For those that are reading this and are not familiar with the Muscle Pit, basically we are a training facility that focuses on strength development & sports conditioning. That said we work with a mixture of both athletes and a few “athletes in disguise” to help them achieve their fitness goals. The members…


Importance of Technique and a Random Dickhead

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Had a dick head visit the Muscle Pit the other day. After crapping on for about 15 minutes on what he could bench, (240Kg raw for reps at 100kg body weight – the Australian Record by the way is 245Kg held by Adam Coe) he asked me to critique his bench. Hey, what the hell,…


Are you fit to train? – The importance of G.P.P

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As athletes we are always chasing numbers, be it trying to increase our lifts or reducing our times. Most of us spend countless hours perfecting technique, looking for exercise variations and keeping ourselves abreast of the latest developments in training programmes to improve our performance – all good stuff. You don’t have to be Albert…


Resistance Bands 101 – A Beginners Guide

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I’ve trained with Resistance Bands now since 2001 and in doing so have personally witnessed the benefits first hand to the point I rate them as a necessity as an aid to strength training & injury rehabilitation. In a space of 10 months I took my bench from 202.5Kg to 230Kg and I contributed a…


Women, Fat Loss & The Cardio Myth

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If you are a women that has been training your butt off – and its still there, or you are about to embark on that endless quest for a new body in time for next summer (again), put down your latte & muffin and sit up. I’m going to give you the big heads up…


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