Band Training Why do it? Why do I choose to train use them to train?

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The traditional force curve using dead weight is a standard bell shaped curve that demonstrates the greatest force production at the mid range of the movement. Here is some great information from Dave Smitz(The Band Man). Someone who I see has changed, developed and revolutionised the way band fitness training has evolved. Elastic vs. Traditional Dead Weight Force Production However, … Read More

Getting Rid Of Love Handles – 3 Steps To Fat Loss Around Your Waist

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Tired of your overweight body and need help getting rid of love handles? You know, those extra inches of flab that hang around your waist are the direct results of excess weight gain. It’s a fact that millions of people are overweight and are constantly on the lookout for simple, yet effective products and services to help them lose the … Read More

Know your in’s and out’s. It is much easier to achieve.

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Hi to everyone, As an individual who is passionate and enthusiastic about making sure everyone is healthy and active, being able to empower  you all to make healthy lifestyle choices would make me sleep well. Bu I do know and fair enough there are distractions and little pleasures in life to make this task that much more difficult to achieve. … Read More

Barriers to Activity. Can you overcome them?

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Physical activity is good for you! How much more evidence do you need to be convinced? Probably none! It is more likely that you need to work out how to overcome the daily obstacles to acting on your best intentions rather than hear more research telling you that being active will add years to your live and life to your … Read More

Involve exercise into your job!

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When we think about the value of exercise, we tend to focus on the physical benefits. Lower blood pressure, a healthier heart, a more attractive physique. But over the past decade, social scientists have quietly amassed compelling evidence suggesting that there is another, more immediate benefit of regular exercise: its impact on the way we think. Finding time to exercise … Read More

Bathing in natures goodness. Give it a go!

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Research about the Japanese practice of forest bathing shows that time spent in nature lowers stress levels – and could even help fight cancer. It’s widely assumed that escaping the noise and stress of the city to spend some time in nature is good for us. In recent years scientists have been putting this assumption to the test, and evidence … Read More

Crawl, crawl crawl your way to better movement.

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Recently, there has been a lot of attention given to crawling within the fitness industry. Crawling, the developmental movement pattern that we were all given the ability to perform, is being touted as a rehabilitative, restorative, and even a performance-enhancing movement. We all had it, but it left us. Some people are even calling crawling one of the best strength … Read More

Getting a D is actually OK

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Being outdoors most of my days and living in a country where there is relatively equal light and dark throughout the year, I always wandered why we as Australians have a vitamin D deficiency in a growing number of people. Granted, I am on the extreme, but even so outside sunshine there are other means to absorb Vitamin D. We … Read More

A program that will work with everything you do!

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With so many varied and varied fitness styles and programs around, it can be easy to jump on each and every one of them and go crazy with excitement. Bu I have found something which balances what Alive Personal Training values and believes in with what we want to deliver. With all the training tools we use and the ethos … Read More

The power of proper posture

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  With so much sitting and hovering over technology, something has to give. Unfortunately in today’s world it is our posture. Whether it is actually sitting or overloading ourselves incorrectly, not mobilising or stretching enough. Who knows. But the fact is many of us are do not have sound posture. I don’t just mean head and shoulders. Posture encompasses everything … Read More