Laurie’s Rant:  Why You’ll Never Be Like Arnold

Laurie’s Rant: Why You’ll Never Be Like Arnold

The fear of being bulky! When I meet with someone to discuss the kind of results they’d like to achieve, I will always explain the benefits and importance of sensible and structured resistance training (i.e. lifting weights) for achieving long-term health, wellness...
Lift Weights For A Long Life

Lift Weights For A Long Life

It’s common knowledge that those who are of an ideal weight and size tend to reduce their risk of serious illness and disease. This usually results in a healthier and longer life span. Restricting food intake has proven to be effective for weight loss and improving...
Strong Muscles For A Healthy Brain

Strong Muscles For A Healthy Brain

A study of nearly half a million people has revealed that muscular strength is an indication of how healthy our brains are.Dr Joseph Firth, an Honorary Research Fellow at NICM Health Research Institute at Western Sydney University, crunched the numbers using data from...
Does Using Weights Make Women Bulky?

Does Using Weights Make Women Bulky?

Q: I’ve heard that using weights makes women bulky so should I just take it easy with weights? A: The myth that lifting weights will make women bulky has been around for decades. As such, women often think that they can ‘tone’ their muscles by gently lifting lighter...
Are You Stuck In 1st Gear?

Are You Stuck In 1st Gear?

  Whenever I speak to people who would like to achieve some health and fat-loss results, I always explain to them the importance and benefit of regular and structured resistance training (i.e. lifting weights). Sadly, I am met with replies such as; “but I have a...