Well.. there are a few reasons this could be! Firstly – for the purposes of this blog I am going to focus on fat loss as the main goal. (if you are after muscle gain – this is all still relevant!) To start let’s simplify some nutritional information for you (now remember – I am not a nutritionist or dietician, but what I am is a good researcher and know well documented case study findings when I see them) How the energy you consume each day is utilised by your body (TDEE): No
Feeling “too unfit” to go to the gym? A bit like having to clean the house up a bit before the cleaner comes?? Well I want to tell you a little story about before I started not just exercising, but training (and I say training because we are training toward something, toward our own goals). It was around 8-10 years ago and all I knew was that I wanted to get into shape and have a body I was proud of; I hit up local PT Joel Bushy and booked my very first (and only -sorry Joel)
Have you ever wondered what our days look like? Thought so... well, wonder no more! If I said it wasn't a little challenging at times, I would be lying. My brother Angus and I have pretty much always got a full plate with keeping Pegasus Strength and Conditioning running, add into that personal time and relationships etc etc and we are busy little bees (Happy busy little bees). 3.45am - Alarm goes off, no snooze, I do 1 - 2 minutes of deep belly breathing and then I'm up.
You’re probably thinking this is gonna be another one of those “lifting weights won’t make you bulky” blogs.. Well, you’re right. And also, it won’t! This is just my little story of how I started strength training and the things I have noticed along the way. I was your typical cardio lover, now there is absolutely nothing wrong with that, but since starting strength training, it just hasn’t been as paramount to my mental health as it once was. When Angus started Pegasus und
It is a common misconception, especially among females that lifting weights, or more specifically, lifting heavy weights, will make you bulky. I am here to tell you that is straight up NOT true, and here’s why: What will strength training do? Make your bones stronger. Our bodies are very efficient machines only wanting to keep what they use. So the old saying; “use it or lose it” is very true. As we age, if we become inactive our bones will start to breakdown unless we use
1. Have patience Strength training is one of the greatest ways to boost your confidence, build healthy muscles and bones and lose some excess fat (as well as other benefits like preventing diabetes, osteoporosis, cardio vascular disease, etc etc), But it won’t happen overnight. Sure, you could go to a high impact gym for 45 minutes every day of the week, eat at a huge calorie deficit and see some results very very quickly (8 week challenge anyone?). But how long can you susta