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28/06/2012

Do you like desserts?

Might as well make them healthy because you can!
27/06/2012

Do as we do….

  I will be honest with you. As much as I do to want to help people experience what it’s like to be healthy, fit and strong I want that for myself even more! Sounds a little selfish when I read that back but you know what they say about creating happiness around you starting with yourself? 8 years ago when I was considering what to do with my life after my epic (and a little dangerous) trip from Sydney to the Whitsundays and then back to the Gold Coast on a 1930’s gentleman’s cruiser, designed mostly for the bays and harbours of Sydney, I thought about what really was important to me. It wasn’t a new consideration to be honest as a tennis career that didn’t really get going back in the eighties and early nineties had pushed me towards studying sports science, basically to find out what went wrong! Any way long story short, I made my decisions around what was going to help me maintain health and fitness throughout my entire life, basically so I could ‘do stuff’ because what was the point in being the wealthiest, and probably unhealthiest (in so many ways) guy in the cemetery? The pictures you see are from the weekend Brissie to Bay bike ride. Now I am not trying to say I am a legend – but the clients you see with me are! But if you can draw something from, the thousands of people there on the day including Michelle, Jenny, Yuri, Tim and two guys on a kickbike […]
18/06/2012

Lat pull down – how to…. and how not to!

18/06/2012

Bike Ride this Weekend!

We have a team in the Brissie to Bay ride this coming Sunday. It’s not too late to join us!
18/06/2012

Nutrition “Tip of the week”

Some great tips for you this week from the makers of our new nutrition system. Tip #1 Eat Pasta… Carefully by Dr. John Berardi As a God-fearing Italian, I have to admit that I love pasta. But, as a gut-fearing weight lifter and athlete, I definitely have to choose the lower GI, nutrient dense whole-wheat variety. During training phases that require or allow for higher carbohydrate intake (higher volume training) I’ll eat one whole-wheat pasta meal per day. During other phases (like where I’m trying to lose fat), the pasta stays on the shelf in favor of a higher lean protein, good fat, and fruit and veggie intake. SEE ALSO: This tip is sponsored by Precision Nutrition – our pick for the best nutrition and supplement resource currently available. Containing system manuals, gourmet cookbook, digital audio/video library, online membership, and more, Precision Nutrition will teach you everything you need to know to get the body you want — guaranteed.
09/06/2012

Eating on the road (not ‘off’ the road!)

This information is likely to help a number of you deal with the challenges of travel and maintaining a great healthy diet whilst not in the controlled environment of your own home. And it’s not about the kangaroo you saw on the side of the road on your last road trip either! This may be American but who better to give advice around improving nutrition than those who are just as challenged as our own country when it comes to this critical part of our lives? Eating on the Road: Nutritional Travel Strategies by Dr John M Berardi, CSCS More and more the biggest challenge my clients face is sticking to their nutritional plan while on the road. Therefore in this article, I’ve compiled a list of my top 10 favorite strategies for maintaining your nutritional discipline when traveling. Strategy #1 — Location, Location, Location If you’re planning to take to the road for sport or for business, your first item of business is this—ensure that everything you need is in close proximity to where you’ll be working or playing. Location is key. So let’s say you’re going to a week long conference at the Indiana Convention Centre and RCA Dome. Well first, get on the internet and find all the hotels nearest the Convention Centre. Next, give these hotels a call to find out where the nearest grocery stores, restaurants and gyms are located. Pick the hotel with the best combination of nearby resources. This way, even if you don’t get a rental car, you can easily walk or […]
04/06/2012

Can you really learn good nutrition in 8 days??

You know already that I have been seriously looking at how I can help you get your eating right. I want to help a large number with this and whilst one on one coaching is the pinnacle approach, not everyone can access that. I was looking for a resource that would help expose the rules of healthy eating, information that is NOT easily accessible due to the incredible confusion created by mass media. Well, I have found that resource. I sent an email out last week to a number of you but I am opening this up to whoever reads our stuff. This 8 day course comes from Dr John Beradi of Precision Nutrition and whilst it will never replace face to face coaching/mentoring, it is an excellent first step because it shows you the irrefutable findings of the latest research and then how to implement these tested real world strategies, in a way that you are never going to get from your Men’s Fitness or New Idea or Women’s Weekly. The course starts with three consecutive online questionnaires, which are very revealing – they get right to the point, highlighting your weaknesses and offering solutions. Even just reading the questions called attention to some of the areas I could improve upon, and I know this stuff. Each lesson offers a concise, no-nonsense message, one that beginners and experts alike will benefit from hearing. John does a great job of putting aside the fads and getting down to the point. He makes no mistake about telling you exactly what will […]
25/05/2012

A bunch of tasty healthy recipes. Enjoy!

If you search hard enough and know where to look sometimes you come across great resources. This one will help you. That is, if eating better and getting the utmost out of your big efforts in and out of the gym is a priority for you. And I think it is!! http://www.precisionnutrition.com/favorite-gourmet-nutrition-recipes
22/05/2012

How’s your kitchen looking? You will find this really useful!

This is a great tool to see where you are at. It all starts in your kitchen and preparation, with the right tools of the trade,  is key! kitchen-makeover-questionnaire It comes from a website promoting nutrition called precision nutrition. For more info and great recipes from the same experts check this! By the way ‘Like us’ on facebook and you will find regular updates of what we are up to (we want you to let us know what you are doing too) and links to other useful fitness, strength & conditioning and health related information.  Bestpractice Personal Training – building a community of fitness nuts!