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Why Lunges Hurt So Much & The Power Of Full Engagement

Why do lunges hurt so much today? Are there too many reps to do? Am I using too much weight? Is my technique not up to par? I feel like I don’t even want to be here doing this exercise anyway – surely I can come back another day when it feels easier…. If […]

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    No Pain, No Gain? – Part 2: Is muscle soreness an accurate indication of how hard I work out?

No Pain, No Gain? – Part 2: Is muscle soreness an accurate indication of how hard I work out?

So if I’m not sore from a workout, does that mean that workout must have failed? Or is soreness the opposite – a bad sign that suggests I have done something wrong to my body?
 

With the research and evidence that has been produced on the topic thus far, it is best to view soreness as a […]

Chicken San Choy Bau

Makes four servings:
Ingredients:
1 tablespoon macadamia oil

500g Free Range, organic chicken mince

1 long red chilli, seeds removed and finely chopped

2 centimetre piece of ginger, finely chopped

¼ cup Tamari soy sauce

3 tablespoons maple syrup

227g canned water chestnuts, drained, rinsed and roughly chopped.

½ tablespoon cornflour (dissolved in 2 tablespoons water)

3 Kaffir lime leaves, cut out centre vein, […]

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    No Pain, No Gain? – Part 1: What really causes muscle soreness?

No Pain, No Gain? – Part 1: What really causes muscle soreness?

Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (or DOMS for short) is the feeling many of us have experienced at some stage or another after training (particularly with weights). A lot of us not only experience this phenomenon but also swear by it as a gauge of progress and an indication that we must have recently trained […]

Spaghetti Squash Fritters with Sage

Ingredients:
1 spaghetti squash

2 eggs (whisked)

Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper

1 handful fresh sage leaves, chopped finely

1-2 tablespoons ghee (home-made), coconut oil or light olive oil

 
Method:

Pre-heat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius. Cut the spaghetti squash in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds.  Rub with a little ghee or olive oil.  Sprinkle with a […]

The ‘Women’s Protein Powder’ Myth

Hello ladies, many of you have concocted a great array of smoothies, shakes and other protein based drinks in your quest for a leaner and healthier body. There is nothing at all wrong with this ambition, however big companies have are taking advantage of you. That’s right, taking advantage of YOU – those words […]

Eggs in Baskets

This recipe is timely for Easter and fits in well with the associated themes. It’s packed full of dark greens and an awesome savoury taste. This lot of eggs in baskets are of a leaner kind and will make a great addition to your festive foods.

 

 

Makes 5 serves

 
Ingredients:
2 leeks, sliced in half lengthways, washed […]

Nicoise Salad with Tasmanian Atlantic Salmon

Ingredients:
Salmon: 1 fillet fresh Tasmanian salmon, skinned and pin-boned and cut into 2cm cubes
Olive oil
Lemon Dressing:
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon good quality seeded mustard
2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Salad:
1 soft boiled organic egg, cut in half
2 vine-ripened tomatoes, blanched and skinned and cut into quarters
¼ small red onion, sliced into […]

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    Stepping Up – A Better Step-Up Exercise Technique That Will Work Your Butt-Off – literally!

Stepping Up – A Better Step-Up Exercise Technique That Will Work Your Butt-Off – literally!

Most people treat the Step-Up exercise like the common variation found in an 80’s aerobics class. A movement where you thrust yourself off one leg and plant the other onto a knee high (or shorter) step. You then proceed to pick the rear leg up off the floor with all your momentum and drive […]

More Abs and Less Hips with Janda Sit-ups

Performed fervently by avid gym-goers for decades past, the sit-up has become one of the most widely known exercises to the layperson. Sharing the same exposure as push-ups and squats, the sit-up is usually the first exercise to come to mind when most consider an abdominal exercise. The only trouble is that few realise […]