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Why Scientifically Proven Means It Isn’t

“Scientifically proven” does not mean something WILL happen. It usually means that the opposite sometimes happens; or that often nothing happens. It virtually never, ever means you can absolutely guarantee something will occur for you.

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Why You Should NOT Do Cardio


“Cardio” is, by definition, exercise to remedy heart disease. Despite baffling widespread misconceptions, the term “cardiovascular exercise” does not mean, imply or suggest the improvement of body composition in athletes; nor does it mean the ability to perform well in endurance or aerobic activities. Adding ‘cardio’ to the training regime of any athlete (or serious trainer) is one of the worst mistakes anybody could make. Read more

Appalling Fitness Australia Failure Painted as Success

‘Fitness’ is not equal or better than sport; it is lower, lesser and worse. To be ‘fit’ is, by definition, the least a person needs to be before getting into sport. So why is Fitness Australia celebrating swathes of Australians reducing themselves from athletes to fitness?
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Training Injuries from the Recomp Method

Injuries occur by doing a movement in a manner that is inappropriate for you. It is never because of weight. If a weight is genuinely too heavy, and you try to lift it properly, you simply cannot lift it. You don’t get injured by not lifting something.
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