Why a Calorie is not a Calorie......in the Context of the Human Body!

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Why a Calorie is not a Calorie......in the Context of the Human Body!

A Calorie is a unit of heat energy. One calorie is the amount of energy required to heat 1kg of water by 1 degree Celsius. So as an example, if you were placed in a bath that is filled with 50kg of water and the bath water temperature is 20 degrees Celsius, and your body temperature is 36.7 degrees, your body would expend 835 calories warming the bathwater up to your body temperature if those were the only two variables.

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HOW TO TRAIN TO BUILD MUSCLE!

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HOW TO TRAIN TO BUILD MUSCLE!

When I review all the magazines and forums as to how one should train to build muscle, there seem to be as many theories as there are people! One thing that has become the most accepted is the 3 sets of 10 or 12 reps and 3 or 4 sets per muscle group.

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Why We Lift!

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Why We Lift!

I watched a documentary the other day, “Embrace”, it’s the brainchild of Taryn Brumfitt. She’s asking women to accept their body’s the way they are, and asking them to stop pandering to media generated stereotypes and values regarding female aesthetics.

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The Pit Shark Belt Squat

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The Pit Shark Belt Squat

The Pit Shark is an incredibly versatile piece of machinery. For people who have neck, lower back problems, or cannot articulate the shoulder and wrist properly to hold a squat bar.

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Establishing Goals

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Establishing Goals

When starting a fitness/fat loss routine, one needs to establish their ultimate goals, the truth is fitness and fat loss, or more specifically acquiring an amazing physique are not synonymous with one another.

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From Obese to Bodybuilding

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From Obese to Bodybuilding

Every now and then one comes across an amazing story that truly moves you. A story of pain and heartache, and then coming out of the darkness, overcoming and defeating adversity.

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WHY CARDIO DOESN'T WORK FOR FAT LOSS!?

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WHY CARDIO DOESN'T WORK FOR FAT LOSS!?

The prevailing thinking is that if one increases their activity a calorie deficit would be created and a subsequent weight loss would result, however, this never seems to happen in practice, and if there is any weight or fat loss, it is short lived. So which mechanics are involved that would negate this deficit and place the body firmly back in equilibrium?

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