Leading a sedentary lifestyle leads to muscle atrophy. It is the medical term that describes the process of your muscles wasting away. When your muscles aren't exercised to their full capacity, they begin to break down. When your body begins to lose muscle, your metabolism slows and you begin to gain weight. Increased body fat eats away at testosterone, and it can be a vicious cycle. Low testosterone causes depression, lethargy, and fatigue that can keep you from exercising to lose fat and build muscle.
Many often wonder if the cost of having a Personal Trainer is worth it. The short answer is perhaps. If you have the intrinsic motivation, you can join a gym and plan your own program independently by referring to the numerous resources available online, not a problem at all.
Upper respiratory tract infections (The common cold, sinusitis etc.) are the most common illness that people get. Most are due to an infection with a virus and the average adult has two to four URTIs each year. We are constantly exposed to the viruses that cause these infections but some people seem more susceptible to catching URTIs than others and our immune system plays an important part that protect us from an army of pathogenic microbes that bombard the body.
After a holiday season of being merry, many of us start setting fitness resolutions for the New year only to see them fall by the wayside. It Is a pretty depressing statistic. In fact, survey shows that only 20% of people actually achieve their goals and more than 70% of people give up within the first 2 months.
Olympic weightlifting , otherwise known as ‘weightlifting’ or ‘Olympic-style weightlifting’ is one of the oldest forms of weight training. The moves are incredibly technical and they take require considerable strength to complete.
We know you take your training seriously. From our serious competitive athletes to our casual class members you are always looking to be the strongest version of yourselves. There is only so much we can progressively overload till we hit a wall in training. Some lucky ones have a higher threshold than others but we’ll all eventually find our progress starting to get slower or for even some, remain stagnant for a period of time.
Hey everybody, holiday season is upon us and in fact, we have just treated ourselves to a weekend road trip to Malaysia, tasting the local cuisine and sampling every type of street food. While I know many of you will start stressing out over how to remain fit while on the road, understand that your hard work will not be gone to waste.
The recent rise of raw powerlifting in Singapore and having numerous media attention lately has many asking what exactly is Powerlifting. In a nutshell, Powerlifting is strength sport that revolves around the 3 disciplines. The Squat, Bench press and the Deadlift.
With the rising fitness trend, more people are turning to strength and conditioning in order to take charge of their body and health. Strength training has been touted for years to be of great value.
Check out Uncle's Randy Bench Warm Up Routine!
Hey everyone!! Uncle Randall is here to show you how he personally warms up for a heavy day of squats.
Feeling tightness in your hamstrings, glutes, Lim at fascia and lower traps after training? Try out the Jefferson Curl.
Ever felt neck and shoulder strains after a long day at the office or school? Performing upper body pushing exercises could aggravate this strain further! Here’s something that could help alleviate that irritable feeling!
Have you been feeling lower back discomfort? The root cause could be tight hip flexors and thigh muscles from prolonged sitting, cycling, squatting and lunging rather than the lower back itself. Here’s a stretch that could help!
The cradle AKA The true lumbar stretch to loosen up the muscles around the lumbar region.
Tension in your middle/upper back from sitting too much? Try this with a foam roller for better thoracic mobility!
Do you have tight hamstrings? Try this stretch out!
Looking for more ways to increase your hip mobility? Try out this Pigeon pose variant to deeply stretch the hip muscles and butt muscles of the front leg and hip flexors of the back leg.
Many people have tight rear deltoids and Shoulder muscles, one of the most common issues is the insertion/upper portion of the Lats/Lat. Often due to the Dorsi muscles being overused in vertical pulling actions (Pull-ups, Lat-Pull-downs, etc.) due to the middle & origin portions of the Lats lacking intrinsic control.
Many people have tight hip muscles, one of the most common issues is that it gets overworked, causing excessive external rotation in the hips, which causes lower back discomfort + pain. Here's an awesome stretch to release the Hip/Gluteus muscles (External hip rotators, Piriformis & the Gluteus Maximus) !
Experiencing tightness in the thighs? Try this stretch to loosen them up.
Feeling tight & discomfort in your fingers & forearms? Here's a simple and easy stretch to relieve muscle tension and carpal tunnel pain in the forearms flexors