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Goal Setting Plan for Motivation

Goal Setting Plan for Motivation

Matt Fuller

Are you struggling to find some motivation after the holidays? Don't worry you're not alone, in today’s society we all lead very busy lives and that’s why goal setting is as important as exercise itself. According to health and fitness professional Matt Fuller, "The benefit of setting short term health and fitness goals will enable you to build a platform to reach your long term goals. When it comes to physical activity, goal setting is vitally important to keep yourself disciplined and consistent with your training." In this post, Matt offers his advice on how to get organised and set realistic goals that will lead to long term benefits.

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Has the Boot Been Put Into Boot Camps?

Has the Boot Been Put Into Boot Camps?

Matt Fuller

Are boot camps now an exercise fad? According to HIF fitness blogger Matt Fuller, "My own view and opinion of boot camps is that a bigger brother has stepped in and taken over. By this I mean CrossFit - this sport and style of training has taken training  to a whole new level with its hard, intimidating and aggressive style of training. What we need to remember though is that fitness (and fads) will always evolve, but that doesn’t mean we should ever be discouraged." In this article, Matt explains the importance of confidence and focusing only on your own needs, wants and goals.

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Are you using your muscles or momentum when you work out?

Are you using your muscles or momentum when you work out?

HIF Australia

Did you know that using momentum during strength training can be counterproductive? According to our resident fitness guru, Claire, owner of LAFIT Studio, "Using momentum reduces tension on the muscles, reducing the effectiveness of the exercise and increasing your risk of injury." In this article, Claire discusses some simple principles on how to maximise our workouts. 

 

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Spinal Health

Spinal Health

Matt Fuller

Do you live a sedentary lifestyle? If you’ve answered yes, it may be time to think about your overall health and well-being. According to Matt, owner of Fuller Fitness, “An inactive lifestyle can lead to many problems including back pain, poor flexibility, decreased mobility, joint pain, stiffness and poor cardiovascular function.” The good news, however, is that there are many forms of exercise which can help to keep our spines stronger in the years to come. In this article, Matt offers his advice on the training programs we can implement, and also explains the importance of good technique and form.

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Benefits That Actually Benefit

Benefits That Actually Benefit

The topic of health insurance has been debated heavily in the media in recent months, and while most people understand the importance of Private Hospital Cover, the benefits of Extras Cover are sometimes less obvious. With this mind we asked Matt for his advice on the benefits of Extras Cover when it comes to fitness training and recovery. Here’s what he told us...   

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Superset Workouts

Superset Workouts

Matt Fuller

Do you know what a super set workout is? According to our resident fitness guru, Matt Fuller, owner of Fuller Fitness Subiaco, “Super setting combines two types of exercises back to back. They can be the same muscle group or a different muscle group. For example, instead of doing the ‘normal’ three sets of 15 reps, why not try as many reps as you can possibly pump out until failure, then go straight to the next exercise and do the same before having one minute of recovery rest. This type of training is strenuous but very rewarding in terms of fat lose and muscle gain”. In this article, Matt explains the benefits of this type of training and offers his advice on how to keep our physical condition in tip-top-shape this Autumn.

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Welcome to 2016 – Let’s go

Welcome to 2016 – Let’s go

Matt Fuller

Are you ready to kick-start your 2016 training regime? According to HIF fitness expert Matt Fuller, "The longer we leave it, the harder it becomes to shift any unwanted festive weight and regain our physical cardio conditioning”. So with this in mind, we’ve asked Matt to devise a 4 week training plan (which incorporates a mix of cardio, weights, and group classes), which will leave us feeling stronger, toner and more energised. 

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