Plyometric Box: Fitness or Furniture

Plyometric Box: Fitness or Furniture

  Plyometric Box: Fitness or Furniture … in brief by David Renouf Most of us know how effective the Plyometric box can be for increasing ones explosive power, speed, muscle endurance and over-all muscle potential. But did you know it could also be used as a very useful piece of furniture! Ok guys joking aside …

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Kettlebells Go Soft!

Kettlebells Go Soft!

Kettlebells Go Soft If you want to workout with kettlebells but are worried about the damage one of the iron styles could do if it slipped out of your grasp, then you can stop worrying, the Soft Kettlebell is here. Kettlebells have been around for a long time, but have become very popular recently mainly …

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CrossFit  Talk the Talk

CrossFit Talk the Talk

(Rich Froning, one of CrossFit’s best.) Crossfit language ‘talk the talk’   CrossFit workouts were designed to improve ten different fitness criteria thought to be the total package, these are cardiovascular endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, accuracy, agility, and balance. The man behind it all and founder, Greg Glassman a former gymnast, developed …

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Killer Foods

Killer Foods

Killer Foods I think most of us are aware that many of the additives in foods are not good for us and in some cases are straight out deadly. The reasons the food companies included them, range from increasing the shelve life, improving colour and flavor and in some cases to get you hooked on …

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The Benefits of Exercise Bikes

The Benefits of Exercise Bikes

The benefits of Exercise Bikes Exercise bikes come in all different shapes, sizes and colours (not dissimilar to humans) but the most important thing to look for is effectiveness. When determining the effectiveness of any piece of fitness equipment you should first have a clear idea of what you wish to achieve from your fitness …

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Optimal Nutrition for maximum muscle gain.

Optimal Nutrition for maximum muscle gain.

Optimal Nutrition for maximum muscle gain. To put on muscle you need to eat 5-6 times per day. This regularly fueling of your body goes towards keeping your body in an anabolic state as opposed to a catabolic state.  When your body is in an anabolic state with sufficient glycogen in the blood stream you …

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Training with Cables … The Big Swing

Training with Cables … The Big Swing

Training with Cables … The Big Swing Exercising with a cable and pulley connected to a weight stack or better still a pair of cable cross over pulleys is nothing new but with functional training and sport specific movements continually gaining in popularity there is a big swing back to this type of fitness equipment. …

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Squats vs. Leg Press

Squats vs. Leg Press

Squat vs. Leg Press Machine by David Renouf The incline leg press machine (in most instances) is superior to free weight squatting when it comes to building huge legs. Now I know that is going to stir up a lot of the SQUATING enthusiasts but being in the muscle building industry for over 50 years …

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Dumbbell Training

Dumbbell Training

DUMBBELL TRAINING Dumbbell exercises should be included in all strength-training programs. Using Dumbbells you can develop the different elements of strength such as maximal strength, hypertrophy, explosive power and strength endurance. When using dumbbells as opposed to machines you not only activate the prime mover muscle but also the smaller stabilizing muscle groups which control …

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FitnessTipsforLosingBodyFat(PartCardio)

Fitness Tips for Losing Body Fat (Part 1 Cardio)

Fitness Tips for Losing Body Fat | Renouf Fitness A Better Way to Toning Up (Part 1 Cardio) by David Renouf Most people wanting to burn calories, get rid of body fat, tone up a little and increase their percentage of lean muscle tend to approach the task a little too casually.  Ok so you’re …

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