The benefits of a Battlerope training


The use of unconventional training implements such as battle ropes, kettle bells, tyres, sledge-hammers, bodyweight suspension devices and sleds, for example, has recently risen in popularity (1). Specifically, such uses range from those within the athletic strength and conditioning realm, through to the general public in order to achieve common fitness goals (1).  The popularity of such training implements are … Read More

Recovery from Exercise – Looking at what’s Best


The human body operates most efficiently when it is in balance, or has achieved a state known as homeostasis. As such, optimal recovery means that all body systems have returned to the state they were in before exercise (homeostasis). However, for most avid exercisers, recovery is a limiting factor. The better you can recover, the sooner and better you can … Read More

Physical activity Guidelines for 13-17 year olds


With our future society on a rapid de-evolution of movement, I thought I’d touch base with you to inform you of the Physical Activity Guidelines for 13-17 year olds. I would like to see more activity at schools during PDHPE classes. In fact, I’d like to see the Health and Personal Development scrapped and replaced with  pure fitness, coordination and … Read More

You asked for it!! Here is Yoga!


Just to put it out there. I am not a yoga expert in any way. I do suggest people participate in a form of yoga or stretching of their choice to maintain movement, mobility and flexibility. How they do this is totally up to them. Now, how did I come up with this blog. Over the years, I have been … Read More

Cut out added sugar and change your life.


In neuroscience, food is something we call a “natural reward.” In order for us to survive as a species, things like eating, having sex and nurturing others must be pleasurable to the brain so that these behaviors are reinforced and repeated. How much sugar is OK?  Evolution has resulted in the meso-limbic pathway, a brain system that deciphers these natural … Read More

Skip your way to Summer Success


If there’s one form of cardio that you should start doing in your workout program to maximize your success, skipping would be it. Far too many people completely overlook this form of cardio and instead gravitate to the usual – slugging it out on the treadmill or cycling away while reading a book or magazine (which is a sure sign … Read More

Strength exercise as vital as aerobic, new research finds


Push ups and sit ups could add years to your life according to a new study of over 80,000 adults led by the University of Sydney. The largest study to compare the mortality outcomes of different types of exercise found people who did strength-based exercise had a 23 percent reduction in risk of premature death by any means, and a … Read More

What can we learn about the shoulder.


Hi, For those who are not aware, I have had shoulder impingements for the last 4-6 months due to a weakness in my rotator cuffs. I was actually only made aware of this when I was in quite a bit of discomfort and thought it was only lack of flexibility in my chest and lack of mobility in my shoulders. … Read More

7 steps to fitness goal setting success


With Summer nearing and the weather fining up, now is the time when many people start and/or restart their fitness regime. But for those who are new to activity and exercise or are not overly confident with what to do, here are a few tips to get you on your way As you design your fitness program, keep these points … Read More

Jump on to the Zig Train

michael winter

Hi, As a point of my own self-development which I only recently begun just over a year ago, I have made a point of reading books from some well-established and successful individuals. What’s more, I have even stepped into the age of technology by listening to podcasts. Wow!! I never thought it so either. But it is actually really good … Read More