The apparent consumption of alcohol by Australians equates to 2.72 standard drinks per person, per day. And there’s a fair chance that as we come into the silly season with Christmas parties, New Year’s Eve, and summer BBQs, that consumption is slightly above average over this time of year. Alcohol is the 6th highest contributor to burden of disease in Australia, responsible for 4.5% of the burden of disease & injury. Beyond the effects on overall health with excessive consumption, alcohol and physical fitness and performance really don’t go hand in hand. Now is an appropriate time to talk about alcohol and the impact it could be having on your training and health & fitness goals.
We’ve seen in an earlier post how the acute program variables of strength training affect the degree to which the neuromuscular, neuroendocrine, and musculoskeletal systems adapt to training. Prescribing a progressive resistance training program involves manipulation of variables such as exercise intensity, volume, sets and repetitions to induce specific training adaptations. But did you know that the speed of your lifts is another variable that can significantly influence training adaptations?
The idea that “carbs are bad” has left many people confused and misinformed about the vital role they play in a part of a balanced and well-rounded nutrition plan. They have become quite a polarising topic, with many people promoting the adoption of low carb diets such as Atkins and the Ketogenic diet, so I’ve done the hard work for you and reviewed the literature on the topic to help you make informed choices around nutrition and fuelling.
LBP is the most prevalent musculoskeletal disorder and leading cause of disability - 84% of the population will experience LBP over their lifetime, of which 90% will present as non-specific lower back pain which cannot be attributed to a known cause or identified spinal pathology2.
Studies have shown that caffeine can benefit endurance performance, high-intensity exercise, and power sports. In addition to coffee as a source of caffeine, more and more caffeinated drinks and pre-workout supplements are appearing on the shelves and marketed towards people looking to improve performance. Almost 1/3 of young adult consume these pre-workout supplement on a regular basis1. But do they really work?
Franchising is gaining considerable momentum with every passing day. People from different walks of life and different ages are opting for franchising business opportunities. But many are still wary about venturing into this space. Their hesitation stems mainly from misinformation that exists about this landscape.
Times are tough right now, and it's a tricky period to commit to a business venture. However, this is the perfect opportunity to investigate which sector might have one key element for survival – the capacity to switch products and services quickly.
So why would you choose a fitness franchise?
Some key benefits from having your own personal trainer broken down and simplified: Personalised - program to suit individual needs. Whether it's for weight loss,performance,posture,strength, flexibility,injury or just companionship. Motivation- helps you through your individualised program, feeling great about your...
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