Fitness Truths

  • Truth about supervised vs. unsupervised training

    30 October 2017 Author: Peter Rana

    In a 2017 study*, researchers from the Universities of Potsdam (Germany), Heidelberg (Germany) and Groningen (The Netherlands) conducted a review of multiple studies to look at the difference supervised resistance training made to measures of balance and muscle strength compared to unsupervised in healthy older adults.

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  • Why Muhammad Ali got it right

    14 June 2016 Author: Peter Rana

    When the late, great Muhammad Ali was asked how many sit-ups he did, he responded, “I don’t count my sit-ups. I only start counting when it starts hurting. That is when I start counting, because then it really counts. That’s what makes you a champion.”

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  • Why HIT workouts get you there faster

    30 May 2016 Author: Peter Rana

    One of the most common misperceptions about exercise is that it’s necessary to spend hours on end sweating buckets to obtain benefits like weight loss or muscle growth. So it’s easy to justify skipping a workout because you “don’t have enough time” to make it worthwhile. But the truth is, working harder rather than longer using short bursts of high-intensity exercise gets results.

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  • Supervision is the key to better faster results

    30 September 2015 Author: Peter Rana

    International research wholeheartedly supports this. it teaches us that for the average man and woman to gain more muscle, strength, endurance and metabolism in a progressive strength training programme, the sessions need to be supervised.

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  • Physical activity matters but fitness matters more

    20 April 2015 Author: Peter Rana

    We’ve all been sold on exercise as a ‘no sweat’ proposition; a little frequent effort is said to produce large benefits. While that’s great if it gets you off the sofa, the truth is it’s only the beginning if you want to significantly improve your health and vitality.

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