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The Prowler

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So what’s the most feared piece of equipment at your gym… When it comes to effective conditioning tools the leg buckling, vomit inducing and oxygen depleting apparatus’s called the Prowler is in league of its own and is rated by our crew as the most respected… (well lets not bull-shit, the word is actually feared)… piece…


Mental Toughness

Mental Toughness

We often hear it commented during television coverage of sporting events how mentally tough certain competitors are. This usually refers to the psychological strength that is displayed by an individual to stay composed, focused and determined to achieve their objective when their body, mind or both are under extreme duress. My favourite example is the…


“So…..What’s the best training program for strength?”

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When it comes to Training Programs a few quick key strokes on the key pad can deliver you an abundance of arsenal in a heartbeat. The internet has without doubt been one of the best aids to training this century. There are articles, videos and discussion forums to help educate and give credibility to each…


Never Say No to a Good Hand-Off….

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I go to a lot of different gyms and do so for a variety of reasons. It may be because I am pressed for time and can’t make it to “The Pit” or I may need a facility with a pool or sauna that I will use after training. Those that train at Muscle Pit…


Injury Vs Hurt…. Recognising The Difference

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For those of you that are choosing the pursuit of maximal strength – pain, discomfort & injury are the pot holes on that road to success that you will need to embrace when you start to consistently push the boundaries. Your mental approach in recognizing the difference between being injured & hurt will go a…


Simple Truths – You & The Health Industry

Thunb Nail Fitness Industry

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…


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