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Gym Program Duration

Gym Program Duration

How often do you mix up your gym program? People often speak of muscle confusion, they change up their programs frequently in order to ‘confuse’ the body so it will adapt to the changed stimuli. However, frequent change to programs without giving the body time to adapt to them can be harmful for a number of reasons. Moritani et al. Showed that lifters training for an 8 week block on a new program did not experience muscle growth for the…

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Crossfit, safer than we think

Crossfit, safer than we think

This is not a discussion about the benefits of CrossFit.  In fact you would be hard pressed to call me a CrossFitter.  I have only participated in a small handful of classes since its mainstream introduction.  This sport is not something that I regularly participate in or is it something I generally advocate to others.  This makes it a strange topic for me to discuss.  However, I do see it as another form of exercise to help individuals achieve their…

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Exercise Advocates

Exercise Advocates

  Movement for Movement This picture sums it up well.  As a Physiotherapist I am placed in a prime position to encourage others to participate in physical activity.  In the span of a year one physiotherapist could see hundreds of different individuals. It is well established that exercise is a great source of ‘medicine’ to help cure, prevent or manage a number of health conditions.  Unfortunately the reality is that many of us fall into the habits of our usual…

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