Category: Dave’s Blog

Life is EASIER when you’re strong Carrying your food shop? One trip. Children to carry? No problem. Car stuck in the snow? Push it out with ease. Feel like a badass? YUP! Plus, whether you’re 10kg overweight or just need to lose the last 3kg, strength training is one of the most effective ways to…

We’ve all listened to the guy who bemoans his brutal leg workout—how his hour of squats, leg presses, and hamstring curls leaves him hobbling out of the gym and crippled with soreness for three days thereafter. There’s a place for those workouts—if you’re into bodybuilding, masochism, or building quads that can only be appreciated in…

Mindfulness may be a buzzword used by the ultra-calm, but it’s slowly creeped into the mainstream over the last year or two. This can have multiple benefits on our frame of mind and everyday routines – including exercise. Think about all the times you’ve clock-watched your way through a workout, or make a hefty to-do…

On my first day ever, I remember feeling so nervous about what environment I was about to step into. I didn’t know where anything was and I didn’t actually know what workout I wanted or needed to do to help me with my goals. That being said here are ten things I wish I knew…

This is a fast and effective 6 week program that is designed to help you build self confidence, accountability and new habits that can change your lifestyle to become healthier, happier, fitter and stronger. Without the need of expensive gym equipment, no joining fee, no personal trainers, busy gyms, long time outlay and commitments to minimum…

A balanced training routine of cardio and weight lifting – combined with the right nutrition – is the key to successful weight loss. A common mistake that people make when trying to lose weight is attempting to focus all their efforts on dieting and cardio, without giving strength training a second thought.  Heading into the…

When you push yourself through a tough workout, you’re not actually becoming fitter.  What you’re doing is stressing your body and priming it to grow and adapt, in response. If you want to enjoy the best fitness results possible, you’ve got to give your body sufficient rest and nutrition to grow and recover after each…

Many of us spend our days sitting and working at a desk, which can often trigger lower back pain. It’s easy to forget our posture when we’re busy at work so here are a few simple tips and exercises to help prevent lower back pain which you can try implementing today.  Before we look at…

No matter how much you love working up a sweat on the rowing machine and throwing massive iron plates over your head in the power rack, there’s always room for simple bodyweight exercises. It’s great to break up your regular routine with simple, yet very effective body weight exercises between cardio workouts or weight training…

Some runners would argue that all free time should be spent out running and that if you want get faster then you should be out pounding the streets.  However studies show regular strength training can help you become a stronger and faster runner, meaning strength work in the gym could be a fantastic addition to…