Brian Killian

Brian Killian is a married dad of three who lives in Adelaide, South Australia, and has 25 years experience educating, inspiring and motivating people to be the best they can be, physically and mentally. With years of his own training experience as a professional athlete, and his effort to add variety and fun to exercise, Brian is well known for his non-conventional, but highly effective fitness programming. His mission is simple - "to cut through all the misinformation presented on health and provide honest, simple advice which everyone can follow".  To add to Brian's impressive resume, he also works as a Fitness coach alongside the world renowned Jon Gabriel, best selling author of 'The Gabriel Method'. To find out more about Brian, follow him on Facebook and Twitter

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Should You Train When You’re Sore?

Have you ever enjoyed a day off training, then hit the gym a day later to find getting out of bed or even walking to your car a major physical feat?  Don’t worry, you’re not alone! According to HIF fitness blogger Brian Killian, “This type of feeling is so common, it’s actually got its own label - Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness - or DOMS for short”. So what causes it, how dangerous is it, and more importantly should we stop training when suffering from it?

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5 Things You Can Do TODAY To Be Fitter, Healthier and Happier

Do you struggle to include exercise in your daily routine? According to Brian, it’s a common problem: “With so much to do and such little time to do it, exercise is often the first thing we let go when time is limited. Sometimes I actually feel that getting to the gym and back is the hardest part!” Luckily for us though, Brian has compiled a handy list of things you can do right now, which will make for a fitter, healthier and happier you (no gym required).
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What Is Infant Reflexology and More Importantly, is it Safe?

According to Brian: “Opinions are divided on the validity of reflexology as a healing modality. The more scientifically oriented argue its method of action is yet to be proven under controlled conditions so therefore it is not effective. Those with a more holistic viewpoint argue that with reflexology dating to ancient Egyptian times, its longevity and continuance is proof of its effectiveness and validity.” A qualified Naturopath and Remedial Therapist himself, Brian explains: “Touch is an important part of healing and one which is often overlooked in influence by modern medicine. It is a non invasive tool which even if not yet to be proven by science, encourages and reinforces the undeniable bond between a baby and their parents”.
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Why Are Some People Naturally Fit?

Why are some people naturally fit? We all know someone like this… that one person who always seems to stay in shape, yet happily snacks on chips and other treats without fretting about kilos or calorie. You’re thinking of someone right now – aren’t you? But is that person ‘naturally slim’ because of a fast metabolism (and good genes) or is it just damn good luck? According to Brian – “Whilst your genetics do play a role in your physicality, the environment you create and surround yourself in has a large and influential effect too. And it is in this environment that you have complete control.” In this post, Brian discusses the top five habits of ‘naturally fit’ people and explains how this type of behaviour can lead to a healthier, happier and fitter YOU!
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What is a Muscle Cramp?

Ever suffered a muscle cramp? We’ve all been there –  snug in bed, deep in slumber, blissfully dreaming - when suddenly a muscle contracts, an intense and immediate pain is realised, and suddenly you’re at the mercy of a mystery attacker. But what exactly is a muscle cramp and more importantly, what causes it to happen? In this post Brian Killian discusses the major contributors of muscle cramps and the scientific theory behind it.
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Morning Cardio

Morning vs evening cardio – which is better? According to Brian, “It’s easy to get caught up in this debate, with numerous studies giving weight to each side of the argument. But when you cut through all the chatter it comes down to the objective of your exercise – what do you want to achieve?” In his latest post for our Healthy Lifestyle Blog, Brian discusses a recent research study completed by Dr. Joseph Mercola, which suggests that people who exercise prior to breakfast lose more weight and also explains why consistency is his golden rule.
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Knee Tendonitis

Ever heard of quadriceps tendonitis? Sounds nasty – doesn’t it? Well, according to Physio Advisor: “Quadriceps tendonitis is a condition characterised by tissue damage and inflammation to the quadriceps tendon. It occurs at the quadriceps' attachment to the top of the knee cap causing pain in the front of the knee just above the knee cap. With this in mind, we posed this question from a Facebook follower to Brian. " I have quadriceps tendonitis, it has slowly come on and is worse in one knee than the other. There is no pain once I warm up, I could train all day. The problem is when my quads/upper knee are not warmed up. Is the treatment for this different to R.I.C.E? Thanks, Pete" 
 
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Do You Suffer From Back Pain?

Do you suffer from back pain? According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics an estimated 1.8 million Australians have experienced back problems, with 70 - 90% expected to suffer from lower back pain at some stage in their life. With statistics like this in mind, we asked our resident fitness guru for his advice - and of course he hasn’t disappointed. In this post, Brian explains why “prevention is always better than cure” and lists his top ten tips for a healthy back, including a bonus five minute video designed to help us strengthen and stretch the muscles, ligaments and tendons in our spines.
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First Aid for Soft Tissue Injury

Would you know how to treat a soft tissue injury? Heat…ice…rest?! According to Brian: “There is often some confusion about the most appropriate first aid action with this type of injury. However, it is very important to get it right, as the treatment decided upon will greatly impact the length of time for recovery”.  In this latest post, Brian defines what exactly soft tissue is, and also explains the appropriate course of action should you suffer from this type of injury.

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