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Gold Coast Yoga Centre Subscribe Email Print

Want to take your Yoga a little further?

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Overtraining Subscribe Email Print

Are you working harder and harder and not achieving anything?

Are you OVERTRAINING?

If you have hit a plateau with your results whether they are for fat loss, muscle gain or sporting performance – you should ask yourself a couple of questions.

Are you doing the same thing day in day out?

  • Yes – then it’s time to change you program, give your body a different stimulus.
  • No – read on… Read more

High Intensity Interval Training – Part 3 Subscribe Email Print

H.I.I.T & “BULKING UP”

So how will cardio help me increase my muscle size? Well we all know that cardio can be counter productive for someone looking to increase their lean muscle mass, however, this is in relation to continuous, long, slow distance cardiovascular training. I am going to talk about High Intensity Interval Training (H.I.I.T) – short bursts of high intensity cardio followed by a recovery period, with an overall sessio time of no greater than 30 minutes. But still how is this meant to help? Well it will help by increasing the efficiency of your body to work as a muscle building powerhouse – and here is how:

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High Intensity Interval Training – Part 2 Subscribe Email Print

Part 2: Insulin the Lock & Key

Let’s start with this…

Studies in Translational Biomedicine at the Heriot-Watt University in Scotland as well as studies at the Pennington Biomedical Research Centre in the US have shown that H.I.I.T is a more powerful stimulus for improving insulin sensitivity over traditional low-to-moderate intensity aerobic exercise.

What does this mean? Well it means a few different things and these have different applications depending on your fitness goal.

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High Intensity Interval Training – Part 1 Subscribe Email Print

A multi part series

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is a training term I’m sure many of you have heard of before. If you haven’t, it is basically a short bout of exercise divided into sections of near maximal or maximal effort followed by a recovery period of varying length – but generally never any longer then twice the length of the near maximal or maximal period. These HIIT sessions can last anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes. 

So why would you consider including this type of training into your exercise regime?

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