Personal training gets results!

  We all need a little help with exercise and motivation sometimes, whether we’ve just started training and need a little guidance or been at it for a while and need that push to achieve something incredible! Still, there are people who shy away from personal training, unsure of what they’ll get out of the … Continued

Winter Toning Tricks and Workout

We all know that winter is the hibernation time for most people which also means a few added kg’s around stomach, bum, hips and thighs…. However this need not be the case with a few simple steps and a quick workout that is guaranteed to keep you lean and toned over winter ready for the … Continued

Stop Winter Carbohydrate Cravings

As winter comes closer we all start to slow down on our dieting and exercise which for some means a little more carbohydrate cravings in our diet. Unfortunately this type of “yo-yo” dieting is not only bad for your waist line but also for our metabolism. As we know carbohydrate intake is the direct result … Continued

Deadlift Progression Training

If you remember we went over the basic principal of deadlifts a while ago? Looking at correct form and posture whilst in the deadlift position making sure we are lifting correctly using full extension of the hips and bring as much power as possible into the movement. If you read, practised and trained in that … Continued

Bar Positioning During Squat

The squat is one of the most utilised and beneficial movements when it comes to stimulation of the lower half of our body. Helping us to increase muscle size, increase our metabolic rate, stimulate maximum muscle fibre and burn body fat! Unfortunately most people don’t know how to reach their maximum potential during the squat … Continued

Fat Loss Fact or Fiction

A common perception that prolonged cardio assists in fat loss and spot reduction has most people hooked on running, cycling or rowing for hours on end striving for that flat stomach and lean body physic. Unfortunately this is one of the biggest myths in the health and fitness community, with research showing that use of … Continued

Eccentric Training For Strength & Hypertrophy

Rarity’s programming of strength and conditioning puts people though 3 different phases of lifting over a 12 week period as talked about in the previous blog “Understanding Training Progression”. This training progression allows the body to never adapt to training styles or methods to help you achieve maximal results in the shortest possible time. One … Continued

Overhead Squat Postural Analysis

Postural analysis through the use of the overhead squat   If you’ve been following the last few posts/blogs you will notice that they all lead to increased mobility though the thoracic spine, hips and shoulders. All these postural and mobility exercises are only useful with a prior diagnosis of the issue, this is where a … Continued

Thoracic Spine Mobility

Thoracic Spine Mobility is an incredibly important part of making overhead personal bests happen. Mobility if the thoracic spine is the first step in the process of building a strong and safe overhead position. Without adequate mobility you’ll never reach your potential. Thoracic spine mobility is the first step. This is an exercise to help … Continued

Cossack Squat

Functional – Yes Cossack Squat for Hip Mobility & Range of Movement The Cossack squat is a single leg squat at heart, with a large lateral movement component added. Both single leg strength, and lateral pushing strength are important in most sports and strength and conditioning programs. The depth of the squat challenges the strength … Continued