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Understanding your “why” is the catalyst to taking control of your life

How you look shouldn’t dictate your happiness and there shouldn’t be a trade off to get it.

The most common reason for embracing fitness into your lifestyle is to look better. However ‘get fit’, ‘build muscle’ and ‘be more toned’ are surface level reasons for why we enter the gym environment, start lifting weights and taking our eating habits into consideration. What do they really mean?

That’s an uncomfortable thought isn’t it?

The internal reason why we want to start focusing on our fitness goals is actually pretty…

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Are you ready to get the rewards that your efforts deserve?

Achieving in fitness is pretty simple in theory but becomes much harder in application. Generally, once the decision has been made to go after the dream body or that goal PR, it’s mostly a case of efficiency that is making or breaking the end result.

This is where the downfall lies.

Most people lack the tools to get the job done and aren’t even aware of it. Leading to an endless cycle of questioning the outcome.

“I lose motivation so easily and I’m super inconsistent”

“Why is my friend…

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Being stuck at home for a couple weeks is a hard slog, try six months.

That’s us down in Victoria, Australia. We currently have the harshest lockdowns in the world. Aside from a period of 10 days in June, gyms haven’t been open for six months. The fitness industry is suffering and we don’t know when they’ll re-open. As a personal trainer, I don’t know when I’ll be going back to face to face work. I don’t know how many of my colleagues will still be in the industry in twelve months through no fault of their own. …

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As the Coronavirus continued to escalate over the past month, there was a lot of uncertainty growing in the fitness community.

I work out of a big box facility which boasts four and a half thousand members. At the busiest of hours, the gym can see hundreds of people moving within it, ranging from the free weight section and functional areas to group fitness and the ladies room upstairs.

Two weeks ago, the gym flow became subdued.

People began shying away from the gym. Monday evenings, the busiest of gym periods, looked more like a late Saturday night. One of…

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I don’t think anyone could have expected such a predicament.

Yet here we are.

The Coronavirus (or COVID-19 of which it will be referred to in this article) is the extremely serious health pandemic that has swept the globe. We are all in a spot of bother and we are all equal in the scenario. The rich and the poor, the celebrities and your everyday person. The disease does not discriminate.

Things have heated up very quickly and here in sometimes-sunny Melbourne and across Australia we are feeling it. As of this week as per government requirement, most businesses have…

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Stepping onto the scales can be a pretty daunting task and one that a lot of people can avoid out of fear and resent for the number it will reveal. For many, there is a negative emotional attachment to either a goal weight or the one you might be currently sitting on.

Last week on instagram I posted a series of polls relating to how people feel about the number they see on the scales, how often they weighed themselves and (if they weighed themselves at the gym) the point in which they weighed themselves. The results weren’t overly surprising.

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Motivation is fickle. It comes in waves. There will be times where everything is bang on and your motivation levels are sky high and adherence is impeccable. You wake up in the morning with a spring in your step, ready to tackle the day and smash your goals out of the park. Three or four training sessions a week are not just realistic but definite and your extra conscious about what food you are putting into your body.

On the contrary, there will be periods where training feels like a chore. The world’s worst chore. When work stress is not…

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The year is 2019 and if you ask me, the fitness industry as a whole is moving slowly but surely in the right direction. There’s a little more thought behind training and nutrition. Bad information is becoming more and more obvious. But we’re not out of the woods yet, there are still several common misconceptions that need addressing and matters that need reassurance.

It’s pretty well established now that while cardio is a tool for fat loss; however it is the safe and incomplete route. As time has gone on, it has become more apparent that weight training must be…

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Game of Thrones is done and dusted but winter is still coming.

In fact, it’s pretty much here. The days are colder, shorter and nothing seems like a better idea than to binge watch Netflix on the couch or to climb into bed forever and while that tv series you’ve been meaning to get around to is looking pretty damn enticing right now, these quiet, lazy winter days are going to catch up to you awfully quick.

To the hardened gym go’er, the routine is set in stone. Rain, hail or shine. Daylight savings or full moon. If it’s time…

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Gaining a firm grasp over your body composition goals requires more than just sound lifting technique and a good program. While both of those things should be staples to achieve any fitness goal, you can put as much effort into training as you like but if you are neglecting your nutrition than it is likely that progress is going to be at a snail’s pace or will plateau very quickly.

In the wide world of health and fitness there is a lot of misinformation floating about and it’s easy to find yourself sucked into the latest trend diet and more…

Adam Milosavljevic

Melbourne, Australia. U83kg Powerlifter. Anti-fitness Fitness Professional. IG — @axmls

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