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21.05.2014
Category: 2014
Written by: Nick Jack
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The Deadlift is known in the Fitness world as the "king of postural correction and strengthening glutes" and would have to be the most effective exercise for building strength in the Posterior Chain muscles, (commonly known as back, glutes and hamstrings) as an integrated unit. It is by far our most popular integrated Postural Corrective training exercise we use in the gym, and it is fair to say it would also be the favourite for most Strength and Conditioning Coaches and Personal Trainers. However it is also associated with serious injuries like Herniated or Bulging Discs! The fact that this movement is performed poorly in life and even worse in the gym is why we have put together this article so you can learn how to Perfect your Deadlift Technique. This is also one of the Key Movements you must be able to perform in order to have a smart body that suffers no injury and improves in performance. The Deadlift's emphasis on the posterior muscles in the legs and the back makes it a very important exercise for most people for this is also their weakest link.

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20.05.2014
Category: 2014
Written by: Nick Jack
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One of the biggest hurdles people face in maintaining an exercise program is simply finding the time to do it. People are still under the impression that you must devote hours and hours of endless cardio sessions to get fit! This does not have to be the case if you have the right knowledge and plan as you can cut your workout time significantly and reap even better benefits. How? By using Interval training, which also goes by other terms such as anaerobic, burst, or High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). When you break your exercise session into short segments that alternate high intensity with a rest period in-between, it can dramatically improve your cardiovascular fitness and fat-burning capabilities in a fraction of the time. The big mistake with activities like running, cycling, swimming etc  is when you burn fat. Once you pass the 15 to 20 minute mark, you start burning fat during exercise. This may sound like a good thing, but what this tells your body is that you need fat to burn as fuel during exercise. As a result, your body will make and store more fat to prepare for your next run or aerobic workout -- a never-ending cycle making it difficult to get rid of that stubborn fat that never seems to go away.

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07.05.2014
Category: 2014
Written by: Nick Jack
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Basically, if you’re not doing an exercise with the proper form, you’re not doing the exercise at all. You might as well sit on the couch. Proper form, posture and exercise technique is critical for achieving great results in any sport and even more so in the gym. Combined with the correct training methods and equipment you give your body every chance of moving free of pain and limitation to become the best you can be. Unfortunately, many people see this step as an inconvenience and skip past it in their pursuit of fitness and strength gains which inevitably leads to compensation and pain. This article we explain why you should never skip learning good form. Make sure you check out the video below to see a detailed explanation of this article.

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