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15/07/2015
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Fat Loss Methods That Work

As I hear asked over and over again, what are the fat loss methods that work??? Here at Best Practice Personal Training in Bowen Hills, we specialise in combining behavioural change with the most well researched training methods. You can have a look at our services on our website at www.bestpracticept.com.au. When it comes to fat loss methods that actually work, different approaches can work for different people. In saying that, the top 5 things to do if you really want to start losing body fat now and then manage it for the rest of your life are as follows: Get your head right: Science has now proven that what you think on a regular basis directly affects your actions. It is no longer a cute coffee cup platitude to say “so as doth think, thou wilt be”. By implementing goal setting (i.e. writing it down and practicing positive thinking) you are carving a new groove of thinking which will lead to the new (desired) action. You absolutely must do strength training. There is no escaping this fact. If you do not lift weights you will lose 2-4 kg of muscle mass per decade meaning that your ability to burn energy will diminish. This essentially means the older you get, the fatter you get. Keep in mind that it doesn’t have to be that way at all. Build muscle and burn body fat. It’s that simple. You have to move more on a regular basis. You burn calories by being active, but you can burn more calories if you are […]
18/06/2015

The Power of One

Sometimes when it comes to change, it can seem overwhelming. Paralysis by analysis. Sometimes it feels like that the job is just too big… When members come to us with this feeling, I like to break it down to one thing only because this focus allows positive movement. I always ask what is the one behaviour that you know you need to change and are 99.9% sure you can achieve in the next week? I tell them to make it such an easy thing that success is assured. This is where confidence starts to build. Each week, you start to add just one more thing.  I feel that it is good advice in all aspects of a change program whether it be rehabilitation, a new nutritional plan or the start of a serious transformation. The longest journey starts with but a small step. There is often much wisdom and truth in the age old clichés. When I was playing tennis, the one thing that helped get me in the zone (which unfortunately often wasn’t enough) was when I could focus, not on the one tournament I was in or the one match ahead or even the one game I was playing. It wasn’t even the one point….. it was the one hit. This laser focus allowed me to get into the moment and just enjoy the process of playing the game. It stopped me from the “what if’s” and the fear that comes with the territory of an outcome focus. This is because there are just so many things you […]
16/04/2015
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Influences Of Those You Hang Around

People. Can’t live with em, can’t live without em! It can be like this sometimes can’t it? The people we have around us can be our greatest joy or greatest stress. Think of all of those influences. This is why I tell our clients to surround yourself with those you want to be like. Life is short right? Why spend time with those who want to talk down your attempts at growth? This is especially true when you are looking to change your life in some way from a health perspective. If you keep hanging out with those who undermine your attempts to change because they are too scared of that process themselves and still want to have company in their misery, then recognise it and create the space you need. Why not aim to be the person that they end up saying they want to surround themselves with when they are ready to ask the big questions and start answering them with action. Let’s face it: only those who truly love you will support your efforts at change no matter how it makes them feel. How good is it when you have multiple options of friends to go walking with because they too  want to invest in themselves and their health because they know and respect the principle of delayed gratification? How inspiring is it when your friends commit to a fun run or community event and put in the hard yards to get to that start line and accomplish something great? It has been said that you are […]