Browsing Archive: August, 2011

We need to get back to basics

Posted by Lizelle Pool on Monday, August 29, 2011, In : Goal setting 

It is always in the midst of getting too intensely involved in intricate and complicated “stuff” that we get pulled out of our own little world and have a look at it from the outside. We then think: “Hells bells, is that really me training to do all those things? And how am I coping with all of that?” This is then a good time to throw it all in the bin and start with the simple things in life.

This is not just a philosophy that is followed in the corporate environment where you find ...


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Want some guns that can shoot real bullets?

Posted by Lizelle Pool on Wednesday, August 24, 2011, In : Training 

When we generally speak about guns around gym going folks it means your precious little puppies or anatomically speaking your biceps. You also associate this word with a bulging muscle or if it is not so bulging, then you want it to be, especially the guys. We then associate this with exercises like bicep curls, hammer curls, concentration curls and some other funny named curl exercises. We basically just want to get a dumbbell or barbell into our hands and move the weight from our thighs to ...


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Myth: Light weights and huge amounts of reps tone muscle.

Posted by Lizelle Pool on Monday, August 22, 2011, In : Training 

Yes, and my behind becomes smaller as I sit on the sofa, while eating chips and watching movies. If it was only that easy! Come to think about it, it doesn’t require a lot of energy to do light weights and high volume training. Maybe that is why we like it so much! Not too much effort and we still feel we are giving it a good go in the weight training department.

We basically end up stimulating only the smallest muscle fibers when we do this type of training. So no muscle shaping will occ...


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