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Have You Purchased The Wrong Bat?

By brandnewme | April 15, 2021 |

I took up baseball 2 years ago and I absolutely love the game, but I almost quit in frustration. You see unbeknown to me the first bat I purchased was designed for power hitters, it was what is called a 243 turn bat meaning that it has a large barrel with a short taper from…

How To Prevent Alzheimer's + Dementia

By brandnewme | January 18, 2021 |

The following is copied from an article by Coach Dan Garner and like Dan this topic is close to me with my mother in law passing away from this disease and my younger brother having been diagnosed at only 58 with Alzheimers. You can follow Dan at www.coachgarner.com Many scientific surveys have demonstrated that there…

Sleep and Your Weight

By brandnewme | June 10, 2020 | Comments Off on Sleep and Your Weight

Sleep and Weight: Can Too Little Sleep Cause Weight Gain? This is a reprint of an article in 2017 on www.myoleanfitness.com Are sleep and weight somehow connected? Can too little sleep make weight loss more difficult? Even worse, can insufficient sleep lead to fat and weight gain? These are some of the questions we regularly…

How Do You Achieve A REAL Transformation?

By brandnewme | February 4, 2020 |

How do you achieve a REAL Transformation? You stop looking for quick fixes, 8 week challenges, detoxes etc You have a damn good reason to change, your WHY You work with a team that has a proven track record, the skills and experience You educate yourself about your training and nutrition You lift heavy weights…

Women Are Different

By brandnewme | December 23, 2019 |

Women are different! For decades the fitness industry has trained women the same as men, or worse, encouraged women into aerobics classes telling them they will look like men if they pick up any weight heavier than 2kg. This mindset came about in the 80’s bodybuilding era when gyms needed a softer image to market…

Big Goals Need Little Goals

By brandnewme | December 9, 2019 |

You have set yourself a big goal, congratulations. That goal may be to stop smoking, drink less, lose weight, run the City 2 Surf or in my case achieve my Karate Black Belt To achieve a Karate Black Belt takes around 4 years, a long time to stay focused on a goal, so how did…

Mindset Matters

By brandnewme | December 3, 2019 |

Training mindset..  There’s never a perfect day for training, we all have things going on in our lives that we use as a reason to not give our all, every day you could find an “out”, find the reason you can’t do something.   It could be that it’s a session you don’t like (most of the…

Meal Prep Tips For Busy People.

By brandnewme | November 25, 2019 |

Food prep, there is never enough time, always too much to do, we may as well just eat what’s easy to grab, who cares about the quality it’s just food, right? Well, not necessarily, as a mum of two and working full time (my day starts at 5am) I find being prepared with our food…

Will This Make The Boat Go Faster

By brandnewme | July 17, 2019 |

Will this make the boat go faster? On Sunday 24th September 2000 the British rowing team coxed mens 8 were about to start their race on Penrith Lakes at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. They hadn’t won an Olympic Gold medal since Stockholm in 1912, 88 years previously.

It's Not Lactic Acid

By brandnewme | June 24, 2019 |

It’s not the lactic acid that forces you and your muscles to slow down or stop, it’s a build up of hydrogen ions (H+) making the muscle cells more acidic. In a process called Anaerobic Glycolysis carbohydrates are broken down to provide energy creating Pyruvate and Hydrogen ions (H+).