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‘Join the Chain Gang’ by David Renouf

For those interested in the technical explanation on how and why chains can be a great addition to your exercise program read on further below. For those ‘not so’ it’s as simple as this, chains act as a natural cam that delivers extra resistance when the muscle is at its strongest and less resistance when …

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SmartBells® Not just a pretty face. by David Renouf

SmartBells AC8001 It is very rare to see anything new or different in the way of dumbbells being introduced to the fitness industry. But SmartBells are definitely that, different. They are basically a wheel shape with a gripping handle in the middle. The wheel is iron covered with coloured rubber with a chrome center handle. …

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Tornado Ball

  BALLS to the WALL. The Tornado ball is a type of medicine ball with rope cord passing through the center making it a very versatile exercise tool for a multitude of functional fitness and anaerobic programs. They are available in various sizes/weights ranging from 3kg, 4kg, 5kg, 6kg to 8kg. It is designed to …

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AQUA BAGS, Alive and Kicking by David Renouf

Q. So how different is it exercising with Aqua bags as compared with a traditional Power bag? A. The only similarity is that you can perform the same exercise. But that’s where it ends; the intensity able to be achieved with Aqua bags is ‘off the scale’. Aqua bags are one of the most effective …

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News, Views and Clues by David Renouf

News, Views and Clues by David Renouf   NEWS: Doing low-intensity cardio on an empty stomach will help your body burn stored body fat as fuel for your workout rather than lean muscle. With an absence of glycogen (the bodies first call on energy source) it will revert to using body fat reserves for fuel (not …

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Heavy Duty training HIT Muscle Mass by David Renouf

Heavy Duty Training HIT Muscle Mass by David Renouf

    News, Views and Clues,  by David Renouf. OLD NEWS: But still relevant. Heavy Duty Training the YATES and Mentzer way. Recently I read an article in a well-known fitness magazine about Mike Mentzer (a renown body builder of the 1970-80’s) and Dorian Yates  (six time Mr Olympia winner during the 1990’s) regarding their Heavy …

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Slam Ball – Have you got the Balls?

Awesome cardio and strengthening exercise all in one.  Selection of balls: To slam or not to slam There are many different types of balls to use when exercising, the two most common are the hollow medicine ball constructed from rubber or PVC which has a high rebound capacity and the newer type ‘SLAM’ ball generally …

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Fractional Weight Plates (SET) by Renouf Fitness®

Fractional Micro Weight Plates: When Small is Better

Fractional plates are a great benefit for a multitude of different applications, here are just a few. Strength conditioning coaches to carry out tests for assessment (e.g. 1RM test). In CrossFit, to meet the Rx (usually in pounds) in some WOD’s when using kg bumpers plates. To eliminate ‘plateaus’ in your strength training program. Ideal …

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HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)

HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)

Speed up your RESULTS with HIIT Interval training or more so High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is using an exercise program that includes low and high-intensity exercise periods and sometimes broken up with rest periods. The rest period can vary from just a drop off in intensity, say 30% of your maximum to an all …

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Sand bag – Power bag Workout

Sand bag – Power bag Workout

Sand bag – Power bag Workout There is a huge range of power bags on the market today varying in size, weight, shape, price and of course quality. The modern fitness Power bag dates back to early 2000 but has been around in more primitive forms for over 100 years. The concept was developed from …

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