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IMPORTANCE OF EXERCISE FOR TYPE 2 DIABETICS

There are currently 1.7 million individuals affected by Diabetes in Australia alone. Sure, it’s an alarming number but what is more concerning is the fact that most of these people don’t understand or chose not to believe and look into the severity of diabetes and...

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IMPORTANCE OF EXERCISE FOR TYPE 2 DIABETICS

Exercising with and after breast cancer

It’s not uncommon to scroll past or flick through newspapers or Facebook without someone mentioning a new “miracle” cure to cancer. So when you see titles claiming that exercise can prevent, cure or help with cancer recovery it probably sounds too good to be true,...

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De-bunking the “perfect posture”

“Sit up straight!” the expression that rings through many primary school classrooms and across the family dinner table. It seems today that everyone is under the impression that they should correct their posture, when in reality this can lead to neck pain,...

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De-bunking the “perfect posture”

The ‘core’ and its relation to lower back pain

Following up from last week’s blog on the truth about core training, today is all about strengthening your core to prevent lower back pain. Your core should be engaged when performing movements where you are required to lift, move and press objects, although what...

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The ‘core’ and its relation to lower back pain

The truth about “core” training

“5 core workouts for a tight mid section – a beginners guide” “The best 20 minute at home core workout to get you shredded” “The 20 minute workout routine to get hard “core” abs” These are just a couple of titles that pop up when you type ‘core training’ into...

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The truth about “core” training

Rowing: Clearing the ‘Air’ on the damper setting

- By Coach Ray One of my all-time biggest peeves when going to a commercial gym is going up to the Concept 2 rowers and seeing all the dampers set to 10. Not because I’m some sort of rowing expert or fitness snob, but because using this as a default won't allow...

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Rowing: Clearing the ‘Air’ on the damper setting

Tracking your Results & Beyond the Whiteboard

As a coach, there is no greater feeling than seeing you all ticking off those health and fitness goals that you all work so hard for. High fives are being dished out exponentially as you all continue to rack up those personal bests. So what’s the best way to keep...

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Tracking your Results & Beyond the Whiteboard

The importance of unilateral strength training

- By Coach Ray The human body is not symmetrical, our muscles, respiratory, and circulatory systems are not the same from side to side. It’s still reasonably well balanced though, for example our torsos are balanced with the liver on the right, and the heart on the...

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The importance of unilateral strength training

Comparisonitis & The Unwritten Rules of CrossFit

“The Unwritten Rules of CrossFit”- a subject that hundreds of people have written about, of which I’m sure you’ve all read dozens… at least. Whilst there are many different versions, generally they all aim to deliver a very similar message. This usually encompasses...

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Comparisonitis & The Unwritten Rules of CrossFit

THE AFTER LIFE OF AN ELITE GYMNAST

This is my final blog in a series of four to celebrate the countdown to the Rio Olympic Games… ONE MONTH TO GO!!! As well as being quite a cathartic process to reflect on the past to understand some of the present, I also hope my blogs have provided some insight...

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INJURIES, NUTRITION AND ALL THAT STUFF

INJURIES Firstly, I am extremely fortunate to be fit and healthy today and in general, have the freedom to choose the activities that I want to. There wouldn’t be many elite sports-persons who would get through their career injury free and / or without some lasting...

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THE OLYMPIC EXPERIENCE

THE OLYMPIC EXPERIENCE My previous blog captured some bits and pieces on my life as an elite gymnast. This blog focuses on my experiences competing as part of the Australian Artistic Gymnastics Team at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. I dug out a few old travel journals...

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LIFE OF AN ELITE GYMNAST

A quick disclaimer before I kick off my series of Blog posts leading up to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. My personal accounts are exactly that – personal opinions, thoughts and experiences, therefore shouldn’t be generalised to all past, present or future elite...

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