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Exercise Versus Exercise Addiction – Blog Post

Exercise Versus Exercise Addiction – Blog Post

 A segment from our podcast with Sarah King.  We had the pleasure of interviewing Sarah King on our first guest episode of The Befit Movement. In this episode, we discussed all things related to hypothalamic amenorrhea, eating disorders and exercise dedication vs...

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Core Sits: how, why, and when to do them

Core Sits: how, why, and when to do them

 Core Sits What are they? The core sit is an isometric trunk exercise that adopts the principles of the McGill Curl-Up. The McGill Curl-Up is one of three core exercises designed by spine expert Dr. Stuart McGill to address lower back pain.  The starting posture is...

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Benefits of Farmers Carry and why to use them

Benefits of Farmers Carry and why to use them

 Farmers Carry.  What are they? Farmers walk, farmers carry, farmers hold doesn’t matter what you call them but they are a great exercise for everyone to incorporate into their training or their rehabilitation. But that doesn’t explain what they are, essentially grab...

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4 Helpful Running Specific Exercises

4 Helpful Running Specific Exercises

 It is no secret that in order to run faster, you need to run a lot. However sometimes you may not have the time to get outdoors or the weather stops you from getting down to the local park/track/oval. In this case, you can still get train your body to get stronger in...

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Should adolescents’ strength train?

Should adolescents’ strength train?

 This topic is becoming increasingly popular over the past few years, as the growing trend towards strength training is seen in the industry. For many parents, concerns are raised as to whether strength training will be detrimental towards their child’s development,...

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Will Weights Make You Bulky?

Will Weights Make You Bulky?

 Will Weights Make You Bulky? A statement I often hear from my female clients (and some male); “I don’t want to lift weights, because I’m worried it will make me bulky” As a female that has been lifting weights for a number of years, I can tell you that this statement...

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Hypertrophy

Hypertrophy

 How To Build Muscle  You’ve finally made the decision to get back on track with your training. Problem is, you have lost a significant amount of muscle mass from being stuck in your home office.  Or, on the flip side, you’ve been training consistently for some time...

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How to stay motivated to train

How to stay motivated to train

 How to stay motivated to train So you’ve returned to the gym, everything seems to be going well…and then life ramps up. Work is getting busy, you’re behind in life admin, and by the time it reaches 7pm at night, you haven’t managed to get your session in. Sound...

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Returning to the gym

Returning to the gym

GYM’S ARE BACK!!! How bloody good! I bet you can’t wait to get back into the gym and start throwing a bunch of weight around. We all are – but before the doors open we thought it might be a good idea to offer a couple of tips to make sure you don’t walk out of that...

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Working Out Post-Partum

Working Out Post-Partum

Working Out Post-Partum Getting back into exercise after giving birth is often a scary proposition and as with most things after you have a baby, you’ll often get bombarded with advice regarding anything and everything, which may add to the apprehension of returning...

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Strength Training for Women

Strength Training for Women

Once upon a time the gym was segregated into two main areas - the male/weights area and the female/cardio area. Nowadays it's great to see more ladies lifting weights and building a fit body rather than pounding the treadmill relentlessly trying to "get skinny". In...

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Why you should warm up?

Why you should warm up?

Why warm up? Above all else, the most important thing you can do is warm up properly. The first reply I get is “Come on. It cant be the most important thing” If you don’t have time to warm up, you don’t have time to work out. Why?  Warm up – a Norwegian study in 2012...

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Overtraining and Adaption

Overtraining and Adaption

How to approach training Adaptation This is when we develop our capacities to training – the physical ability to perform the task e.g. performing on the track. This is the role a strength an d conditioning coach might play in this area of training Every training...

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