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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!

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On yer bike!

A number of us here at Best Practice are going in the Brissie to Bay ride on June 24.  Enter here. It would be great to have you join us and give you a little training focus going in to Winter. I would also like to invite who ever is keen to join me personally along with another mate of mine on a kickbike (see below).  I have 6 bikes available and this invite is open to any client or member of Best Practice. I will be doing a few training runs over the coming weeks. So let me know if you would like to do this. You WILL be part of the IN crowd on a kickbike no doubt! Looks like fun doesn’t it?  

Old age and limiting factors

An interesting read from yours truly 🙂

Exercise as medicine

Personal training has come a long way but perhaps still has a ways to go before ‘practitioners’ are held in the same regard as doctors. More and more research is showing that exercise plays such a vital role in health that the day where it is ‘prescribed’ just like a pill to treat an array of ailments is not far away. If this surprises anyone I can only say, DERRRRRR! Some of us trainer types with more muscles than brains have known this one for years from just ‘doing it’. Check out this study done by the prestigous Texas University on the effects of exercise in the treatment of depression. It’s an interesting read.

Have a go ya mug!

There is something quintessentially Australian about that quaint little saying. I was reminded of it on the weekend when I participated in the annual corporate triathlon event down on the Gold Coast. It was a beautiful morning and I couldn’t help think how very cool it was to see so many people of all shapes and sizes putting in their all in the name of just ‘having a go’. This was no bunch of elite athletes – us included! Why does one get up at 4.30 in the morning and drive for 1 hour, only to then dive in to some murky water, flay your arms till your lungs hurt and then jump on a bike for some leg pumping fury and finish it off with a run/jog/lurch that heaves your chest that little bit closer to collapse? I believe it is the spirit that we all possess but only few tap in to. Sometimes when I write these blogs I wonder if my words change anything or anyone. If one person reads this and get’s sparked in to action and doing something then it has been worth it. People who push themselves live fuller lives with out a doubt because who knows how far you can go with anything unless you challenge yourself to go further than what is comfortable and experience what is beyond that? In that same vein, I ask you to join me and who ever this touches, to go in to the next event I set as a target this year for the Best Practice […]

Is it a coincidence?

You have probably heard the saying that a mechanics car is the first one to break down. The thought is that they are good at fixing other peoples cars but run out of energy for their own. I have to say that I usually have the energy to train myself but over the years I have suffered from recurring back issues and at times could be just like the aforementioned mechanic. This is probably a function of years of one sided sport and the imbalances encouraged by such pursuit and when combined with a refusal to accept any degradation in previously achieved functional ability, you get …… inappropriate loading and intensity leading to repetitive injury and backward steps. Needless to say a very frustrating journey! Perhaps some of you can relate? Well I am not sure if it is a coincidence or not and I certainly don’t want to jinx myself, but with my recent change in approach to my own personal training routine  involving a greater emphasis on progressive strength training and in particular strength of legs and lower back, my back feels stronger than it has for a long time. See a previous entry on the deadlift and you will see the type of exercises I am talking about. I was brought up on a sometimes punishing cardio training schedule with what was, in retrospect a misguided training routine in my youth. Tennis was ill defined as an aerobic sport at the time and after closer scientific scrutiny revealed the greater importance of anaerobic training [read strength, short […]

Anti-oxidants. Heard of them. Yes. But how important are they?

I am now tapped in to an awesome resource. I want to share this with you. This is, information you can trust. Let’s face it, that is more than half the battle these days with this amazing thing we call the internet! Regards, Anthony –  See below: MP Advisory Board Member and resident antioxidant expert, Dr Matt Cooke is back home in Australia after a six year stint at Baylor University in the United States. Matt is a walking encyclopedia on antioxidant research. I was keen to catch up with him to get the latest on what can be a controversial topic. So I dropped by his new laboratory at Melbourne’s Victoria University, to say hi to an old mate and “chew the antioxidant fat”. You can get the latest research on antioxidants and recovery from exercise, here. (this one is quite heavy but interesting for the science minded person!) We post great new stuff virtually every day. Here’s some of the recent posts at A Guide Over 40’s Transformation with Garry McPherson (seriously impressive results from someone who was a little skeptical too) 3 Ways to Boost Testosterone Naturally! An in-depth look at Creatine: The Mechanisms of a Powerful Supplement with Dr Willoughby, PhD. 10 Delicious Ways with Quinoa with 2x Ms Olympia Shar Sault Exercise and hypertension medication High-impact sports and joint degeneration Enjoy! Paul Dr. Paul Cribb

Omega 3 is ABSOLUTELY critical to your health & performance…….

The omega-3 discovery The omega-3 essential fats help building muscle, reduce inflammation, improve insulin metabolism, promote brain health and protect against cardiovascular disease. They are becoming the health miracle of the 21st Century. However, the omega-3 phenomenon all started over 30 years ago with a few young Danes dog-sledding their way to Greenland to check out some Eskimos. Danish scientist Dr. Jörn Dyerberg, then, a young researcher, set off with a couple of colleagues via dog sled over the ice and snow to check out the lifestyle of the Greenland Eskimos, or Inuit as they prefer to be called. This was back in 1970 and Dr. Dyerberg was curious how the Inuit’s could eat an extremely high-fat diet and still have one of the lowest death rates from cardiovascular disease on the planet. The scientists analyzed blood samples from the natives and identified high levels of two long-chain fatty acids, now called eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). The researchers published this landmark paper in The Lancet in 1971 and the omega-3 phenomenon began. Now, some 14,000 papers on the omega-3s have been published, including close to 8,000 human studies. Dr Paul Cribb, Metabolic Precision. If you want to really understand this fully and believe me when you do, your motivation for eating better will be increased dramatically. Then read this ! I+I+Special+report+1