Understanding Your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR)
Understanding your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) is important because it explains when generic scales are an important form of measurement and where they're not. Maybe you’re currently eating dinner, or sat in a coffee shop, or even 30,000 ft up above the rest of us, but wherever you are, whatever you’re doing, every living being on this planet as a Basal Metabolic Rate, which is referred to commonly as ‘BMR’. Your BMR is the amount of calories your body expends per day just literally living, carrying out its daily functions to survive, and this is important to understand due to knock on effect it has to the amount of calories [...] Read The Story
Carbohydrates For Fitness & Weight Loss
It’s a common theory that carbohydrates are the enemy, and the simplest form of editing your diet in order to achieve fat loss is to just lower the amount of carbohydrates in your diet. In reality, lowering the amount of carbs can help slightly with weight loss, but that depends heavily on how much you were or are consuming in the first place. First and foremost it’s very important to understand the role in which carbohydrates play in the overall performance of an individual. Their main responsibility is to provide the host consuming them with energy. They’re the body’s main source of fuel, needed for physical activity, brain [...] Read The Story
Effects Of Stress
First and fore-most ask yourself a few questions and be completely honest with yourself: Are you stressed right now? Have you been stressed today? Would you say you lead a stress driven lifestyle? Now, a yes to any of the above spells problems, and you certainly need to read what’s below. If you answered all three with a yes honestly, then you certainly need to get reading, because you could be completely negating your physical efforts First and fore-most what is stress? Well, we actually have 2 types of stress, one being non-specific stress, and another being specific stress. Specific [...] Read The Story
FAD Diets; Ketogenic, Paleo & Vegan.
In today’s fitness industry we often find ourselves locked in bewilderment due to presence of so many different diets presenting so many different benefits and essentially promising the healthiness and aesthetics that we all dream of. One could say that a lot of it comes down to the interpretation we have of each diet and sometimes if it simply just clicks in our heads and aligns with our views we will believe it without any scientific data to back it up. This piece of writing won’t attempt to convince you one diet is more promising than the other, nor will it try and deter you from one more than the other, it’s only going to l [...] Read The Story
DO NOT MISS LEG DAY!
Who knows that type of person who wears the singlet, gets that pump on walks around the gym think they’re hot s**t, however conveniently wears long shorts to hide their suspicious chicken legs? I think we’ve all seen those people in our life time and if you haven't you have not been to the gym in some time. When asked they’ve blurted out the reason being that “I’ve gotta get that pump man!”, or “My knee’s hurt when I squat”, when in reality, the majority of the time these are actual excuses and why is that? Well, because it’s damn hard work training the lower extremity of the human body, and some people just d [...] Read The Story
Flexibility – What Is The Benefit?
Flexibility is the the range of motion of your joints or the ability of your joints to move freely. Furthermore the mobility of your muscles and the allowance of movements around the joints. Flexibility is something that always comes up during a coaches’ brief, or pre gym talk, and it can be a great hindrance to individuals who’re looking to get started on their fitness journeys, but do not fear, it’s not something that can’t be fixed. Almost every athlete, whether beginner or elite, will partake in flexibility work prior to working out, to prevent injury and give themselves the best chance of performing. As a wh [...] Read The Story