Phone: 03 8822 3723

12.11.2014
Category: 2014
Written by: Nick Jack
Hits: 11437

One of the most popular questions I am often asked is, “My exercise program is not helping to lose belly fat, what exercises are best to help me?” My answer usually is something like, “how do you handle stress, and what is your food like?” This prompts a confused look from the person asking the question as they were hoping I could give them some miraculous training program to give them a six pack. In my 15 years as a personal trainer this question is without a doubt the most frustrating thing I am regularly asked as there are so many people with the belief that they can exercise their way to good health. We see this all the time, the person who destroys their body with endless cardio sessions to get sweaty but never changes in appearance. It almost seems that the harder they workout the worse they get. The people who struggle to lose the gut no matter how much exercise they complete need to recognise their solution is not a new workout, or more intense training, but adopting more effective strategies of handling STRESS and eating quality NUTRITION. In this article we are going to give you the secrets to getting rid of the gut if you are someone stuck in this rut of not getting anywhere no matter what you do.

More
08.11.2014
Category: 2014
Written by: Nick Jack
Hits: 27654

It seems like such a strange statement to make. But in the case of knee pain, hardly ever is the problem to do with the knee itself! In fact with nearly every case of chronic pain this is also true. Take for example the cases of special diagnostic tests of a specific areas that come back with normal results, although the patient complains of pain. The site of pain is often not the cause of the pain, it is merely the effect of a cause somewhere else. Vladimir Janda a pioneer in the development of postural correction and movement assessment states, that "these two anatomical systems cannot be separated functionally". Therefore, the term “sensorimotor” system is used to define the functional system of human movement. In addition, changes within one part of the system will be reflected by compensations or adaptations elsewhere within the system because of the body’s attempt at trying to maintain optimal homeostasis. In nearly all cases of injury that has developed over time and not from trauma, you can trace the cause of the problem to somewhere else and in the case of knee pain we find the main culprits are the joints above and below the knee being the hip and the ankle. Add on top of this a poor understanding of movement and you have the perfect recipe for knee pain.

More
23.10.2014
Category: 2014
Written by: Nick Jack
Hits: 7635

This is one of the most exciting programs we have ever released. This year we have put together a comprehensive Football Specific Conditioning Program that targets all of the essential elements a great player needs in today’s football. We consulted with several VFL football players about what skills they needed most in the game and devised a series of tests, assessments, programs and specific exercises that target the unique skills required of all types of players. The skills a ruckman needs differ significantly to a midfielder so why would they train the same? Having said that the modern game has really forced all players to become more like midfielders with incredible speed and change of direction. We have proven this program works over the last 4 years taking many up and coming players to new heights with their game. More recently the Womens Football League we have helped some players achieve State Level.. I can guarantee that you learn the skills, develop the strength speed and power to make your conditioning program the best ever, taking you through what is required for different phases of the season and prepare you for the best football year of your career.

More