Tag Archives: health

Open Reflections

This years Open was incredibly challenging, stressful and yet at the same time enjoyable. I did not finish in the Top 200 however I was floating around the 350 mark before I injured my tricep, not allowing me to do the last workout 😦 Workouts 2, 3 and 4 all had a similar weakness. Upperbody […]
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19.3 & 19.4

Talk about 2 disappointing weeks. These two weeks really really broke my spirits. These two weeks really confirmed some major weaknesses in my programming and overall fitness, which I knew about but never cared to put too much effort into. That will have to change drastically if I am going to be good at this […]
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19.2 Open Workout Pacing and Strategy – 1st attempt

Week 1 done and dusted and now on to week 2. For me Week 1 was just the start I needed to crack into the top 200 in the Australian region, finishing with a ranking of 143. In the lead up to this open I have been praying for no 1RM attempts and long sets […]
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Not getting enough sleep a good thing?

Here me out on this one. Everyone raves on about sleep and its importance on your health and performance. Unfortunately, working in a gym at the hours of 5am, sleep is not always a priority and getting the full recommended hours can be difficult. Although that is the case I continue to make leaps and […]
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Writing SMART Goals

Ever really wanted to achieve something and 2 years later you are no closer to achieving that goal as you were when you set it? This is the reality of gym goers. How many people do you know that say things similar to the comments below? This year I am going to get so fit […]
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Rest Days

When speaking to exercise enthusiasts or those who like to smash themselves every day, often the mentality is more is better. People start to trade off volume for intensity, doing more and more training. Unfortunately this is usually at the cost of intensity, and does not always equal an increase in performance. Unless you are […]
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Healthy Eating in a Nutshell

So like many on their quest to eating healthier and eating to look better, I have come across many different diets. Some are higher carb, some are mainly plants, some do not contain dairy and some are high in fat. My beliefs on healthy eating have been formed and shaped by various documentaries and from […]
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Improving your fitness by getting stronger

Working in a Coaching Zone gym that has been open for over a year now, you start to see trends and limitations of the program. Through the use of heart rate belts, people are motivated to get their heart rate sky high and get super out of breath in the 45 minute sessions. While this […]
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Principles over methods

Watching a podcast last night on barbell shrugged featuring Julien Pineau, the quote “principles over methods” rung through my head. This guy is genius and I would definitely recommend listening to him speak as he puts everything into simple terms. Too often coaches get stuck on doing things a particular way, not individualising programs for […]
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The Fitness Tradeoff – Strength vs conditioning

The sport of Crossfit is literally the perfect blend between strength and conditioning. Not only do you need to move heavy amounts of weight, you need to be able to do this over long periods of time, sometimes with heavy weights and sometimes with lighter weights or just your body weight (think running/ swimming etc). […]
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