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Reasons to Consider EMS Training Over Conventional Exercise

By Bertus Albertse, Managing Director, Body20 EMS Studio Before making comparisons, it’s important to understand what is involved in electrical muscle stimulation (EMS). It is a modern adaptation of the electrical impulse effect the body creates to initiate a muscle contraction, which was first discovered by Luigi Galvani in 1761. The resulting contraction is no different from that produced during ...

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5 Reasons to Give Barre 180 a Try

If you’re looking for a way to tone up, feel lighter on your feet and build muscle without bulking up, then it’s time to hit the barre.

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10 training myths – BUSTED!

We bust the 10 most common training myths

In the world of fitness and weight training, myths and misconceptions abounds, especially with regard to weight training and women.

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Tips for Injury Free Training 

Here is a list of some important safety tips that should be followed by all gym goers. These tips can help prevent injury and help speed up progress by burning off stubborn body fat. Check it up! Have a medical or physical check up with your doctor before you begin a new workout routine, especially if you have been living ...

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What’s Best? HIIT or Steady State Cardio

What's Best? HIIT or Steady State Cardio

Make the right choice – HIIT and/or LSD There has always been a lot of debate over the efficacy of short duration, HIIT sessions versus long, slow duration/distance (LSD), lower intensity, steady state cardio for fat and weight loss and improved fitness. High-intensity sessions over short durations will take your heart rate through a wider range of heart rate zones, ...

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Training Over 40: The Value of Rest

Training over 40 - the value of rest

Training to build muscle mass can be really hard work! And depending on your goals, you may find your training needs to be quite intense. So the question is, how much rest is recommended? Let’s talk about rest intervals. The general rule is to rest for about 60 seconds between sets, with 90–120 seconds of rest taken between sets when ...

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Training over 40: How to progress like a pro

Training over 40: How to progress like a pro

Your body adapts to your exercise routine. This is great, when you’re just starting out (it means the post-workout stiffness passes!). But it also means the workouts don’t challenge your muscles anymore, and so they don’t stimulate the same muscle growth they should. This is why it’s so important to adapt your training programme, so your body is challenged in ...

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Why the Kettlebell Should Be Your Best Friend

Why the Kettlebell Should Be Your Best Friend

Most of us visit the gym to lose weight AND sculpt strong, sexy muscles. So the question is, which exercise modality gives you muscle-building bang, and also a cardiovascular workout that burns calories fast? Kettlebell exercise! It’s gaining recognition as the most effective form of exercise. In 2013, the American Council on Exercise (ACE) conducted a study on the calorie burn ...

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