Posts tagged with ‘fitness’

  • Knowledge Blog

    NUTRITION: THE PERFECT DIET PLAN

    - by Admin

    The Perfect Diet

    The quest for the latest and best diet to offer fast and effective weight-loss results is never ending and while there are many nutrition frameworks that can help you achieve your health and wellness goals, this variety can sometimes be a problem. Each one promises results and inevitably when we don’t see immediate results using one approach, we jump ship and try another.
    Let’s have a look at the basic principles of some of the more valid and well-researched options.

    The Paleo Diet
    The paleo approach to eating is based on scientific research (not just reverting to how our ancestors ate) and encourages a diet full of nutrient dense and anti-inflammatory whole foods including good quality meats, a variety of fruits and vegetables and healthy fats. It generally excludes common dietary irritants such as gluten, dairy, grains and legumes and of course, sugar.

    The Zone
    The Zone diet was developed by Dr Barry Sears as a solution to diet-induced inflammation and is also well-researched. While no foods are specifically excluded, Zone principles require a focus on the proportion and quantity of the macronutrients (protein, carbohydrates, fats) you are consuming to maintain an optimal protein to carbohydrate ratio for improved hormone control and balance.

    Macros or Flexible Dieting
    Flexible dieting or Macros calculates your macronutrient quantities based on your total daily energy expenditure and how much weight you want to lose. Like the name implies, this approach is flexible and doesn’t restrict any foods provided they fit your macronutrient requirements.

    Ketogenic Diet
    A ketogenic diet consists of very low-carbohydrate, moderate protein and high fat foods and is well researched as a possible treatment option for type 2 diabetes and for improving health markers associated with metabolic syndrome (high blood pressure, insulin resistance cholesterol profile and blood sugar levels). In the absence of blood glucose, which is usually supplied by carbohydrates and excess protein, the body burns ketones for energy, which are produced in the liver from fat stores.

    Intermittent Fasting
    Intermittent fasting is an approach that cycles between periods of fasting and eating and can be more accurately described as an eating pattern since the focus here is on when you eat and not necessarily what you eat.
    So which approach works the best? In terms of physiology, you are indeed a unique and special snowflake and what works for your gym buddy won’t necessarily produce the same results for you. So experiment and find the approach that works best for you and understand that it isn’t going to be a quick fix.

    Once you have this figured out, the secret is CONSISTENCY.

    Consistency is the secret to the perfect diet. The consistent and long-term application of a sustainable nutrition framework that works for YOU. Consistent training that you enjoy and consistently making an effort to manage the other variables that impact on your health like stress, sleep, family and friends and environment.
    Consistent doesn’t mean perfect. Just consistently good enough for most of the time

  • WOD Blog | Workout of the day

    MONDAY 06-08-2018

    - by Admin

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR SUNDAY TO QUENTIN MILNE, AND FOR TODAY TO MARCO ROETS, LINDA COSTA AND ISSEMARIE STEYN!

    LEVEL 1

    A. STRENGTH

    Push press
    Build to your heaviest 5 for the day in 5 sets

    B. CONDITIONING

    21-15-9-6 reps for time:
    Cal. row
    Ball Slams
    Thrusters, 20/15

    LEVEL 2

    A. STRENGTH

    Push press
    Build to your heaviest 5 for the day in 5 sets

    B. CONDITIONING

    27-21-15-9 reps for time:
    Cal. row
    C2B pull-ups
    Thrusters, 43/30

  • WOD Blog | Workout of the day

    MONDAY 23-07-2018

    - by Admin

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR SUNDAY TO NICOLE GENADE!

    LEVEL 1

    A. GYMNASTICS CONDITIONING

    1: Warm-up
    EMOM 6:
    Even: 30 sec active hang
    Odd: 20 sec ring dip support

    2: Strength
    Strict pull-up
    5 x 8

    *60 sec rest between sets

    B. LOWER BODY STRENGTH

    Front squat
    Build to your heaviest 5 for the day in 5 sets

    LEVEL 2

    A. GYMNASTICS CONDITIONING

    1: Warm-up
    EMOM6:

    1 chest to rings pull-up
    1 tuck to inverted hang
    1 skin the cat

    2: Strength
    Strict muscle-up
    5 x max reps

    *60 sec rest between sets

    B. LOWER BODY STRENGTH

    Front squat
    Build to your heaviest 3 for the day in 5 sets

  • WOD Blog | Workout of the day

    SATURDAY 30-06-2018

    - by Admin

    BARBELL CLUB

    A. SNATCH

    5 sets of:
    2 x [1 snatch DL + 1 hang snatch + 1 snatch]

    Ascending load

    B. CLEAN & JERK

    5 sets of:
    2 x [1 clean DL + 1 clean + 1 jerk]

    Ascending load

    GI JOZI

    A. Michael (Hero WoD)

    3 rounds for time of:
    Run, 800 m
    50 Back Extensions ( or Superman)
    50 GHD Sit-Ups ( Abmat)

    Have the level 2 guys rotate so they all get at least some reps on the GHD

    B. FINISHER

    Teams 4 everyone stays with the sled!
    600m Sled Pull for time ( around the building)

  • WOD Blog | Workout of the day

    TUESDAY 19-06-2018

    - by Admin

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO BRUNO CORREIA AND GARETH GROTTIS!

    LEVEL 1

    A. BARBELL CONDITIONING

    Hang power clean
    5 x 5, ascending

    B. CONDITIONING

    21-15-9 reps for time of:
    American swings
    Push-ups

    LEVEL 2

    A. BARBELL CONDITIONING

    Every 90 seconds x 5:
    5 Hang clean, 75-80% across

    B. CONDITIONING

    21-15-9 reps for time of:
    Dbl KB (power) clean, 24/16
    Ring dips