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February 2020

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Good Nutrition: Beyond the Numbers, PART 2

Good Nutrition is about MORE THAN FUEL As discussed in part one, looking at "good nutrition" only  from a perspective of fuel, calories and macros has its limitations. Food is a recovery tool, a key component to health, a signal for your body to adapt, and much more. A good nutrition plan isn’t just about controlling energy balance, or about getting enough of any one vitamin, mineral or macronutrient- it’s about all of it. A fully considered nutrition plan should cover the following: Controls energy balance to meet our goals Aids healthy digestion Has adequate protein and essential fats as a baseline Have...

Nutrition beyond numbers. It’s more than macros

Part 1: It's more than macros Food is more than macros! It's not just fuel, so calorie counting can only ever tell part of the story. It is now abundantly clear that controlling calories is the key factor is weight loss, weight maintenance and weight gain. Beyond that, as a society, it seems we’re growing into the realisation that calories alone aren’t the key factor in “getting in shape”, and macronutrient (macros) counting of protein, carbs and fats is now common practice for any health and fitness enthusiasts working towards body composition goals. GREAT! So now, we know the perfect approach to get the...

Pain in the Gym? Here’s 3 things you should know

Is pain holding you back in the gym? Maybe you have a shoulder flare up every time you bench press. Perhaps you have knee issues when you squat. Or back problems when you deadlift. Or maybe your pain has progressed to the stage where it is beginning to negatively affect daily activities that are meaningful to you, such as the competitive sport you play, or things like holding your grandchildren, doing housework or maybe even walking to the shops. Pain, especially when chronic in nature, can be an extreme physical and emotional burden on ones life, and if not addressed properly can...

Fat loss made simple!

Fat Loss made simple! All you need to know to burn through fat fast! Fat loss is made to seem pretty complex now. With the hundreds of “must do’s” we see weekly on social media, it’s easy to be confused about how to drop fat and get in great shape. The latest juice cleanse, detox diets, and the extreme nutrition protocols have all led to some awesome results, so which one is right for you? Luckily, here at FX, we have you covered. Any fat loss plan works by underlying mechanisms, such as creating an energy deficit, to get results....

Why we avoid having a “training type”

What's your training type? Bodybuilding? Crossfit? Powerlifting? Elite Performance? Health and Wellness? Here's why we don't sit in any specifc camp when it comes to fitness, and you probably shouldn't either (don't worry- this won't upset you, but might enlighten you)! Yesterday I had a short, but pretty interesting conversation. Here's how it went: "ah yeah, I've heard of you guys- so what type of gym is it?" Enter my spiel of "well, we work with a lot of different types of clients, but we approach things differently. We're focused on the individual getting results, whether that's with our group training, 1-1 or online coaching...

Why stress is limiting your gains!

This article is a big one, but may be one of the key things you read this year- why STRESS is limiting your gains! Not just from a muscle building perspective, but from every level of fitness and performance. “How have your stress levels been this week? What did you do to manage stress this week?” These questions are answered every week by all of our clients on the check in form. And the responses always interest me. Here’s some we see ALL the time: “Stress isn’t an issue for me so no plan needed to manage it, I just need to focus...

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