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Fitness Myth 3 – Crunches will give you a six pack

“I do 600 sit ups a day to get these abs” “Crunches are the best way to get a killer 6 pack” Common phrases in a gym, but i’m sorry to say unless your body fat percentage is low enough

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Fitness Myth 2 – 3 sets of 10 reps is the best for building muscle

As far as I can gather this idea of 3 sets of 10 goes back to the 40’s when it was published by Mr Thomas Delorme in the archives of physical medicine.  He found that 3 sets of 10 was

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Fitness Myths Busted – Myth 1 – If women lift weights they will get big and bulky

If you have ever trained yourself, or I’m sorry to say been to see a personal trainer (because we aren’t immune to believing the myths) then you will have probably heard things like this number of sets and reps is

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Why does everyone hate leg day?

No matter who you are, or what you are training for there is one universal truth – EVERYONE HATES LEG DAY! But why? Ouch The easiest and possibly most obvious answer is that oh my good god it hurts!!  There

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Carbohydrate Supplementation – A Brief History

At the beginning of each year the pavements suddenly become much busier, with people of all ages and abilities pounding the streets in preparation for the many running, duathlon and triathlon events over the next few months.  A common sight

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Altitude Training – Is it worth a try?

Benefits of Altitude Exposure Exposure to high altitude, or reduced levels of oxygen can lead to massive improvements in an athletes capacity to exercise.  During periods of reduced oxygen breathing the body is forced to acclimatise to the oxygen available

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