Tag: fitness

Cardio vs weights: the big debate

FEATURE IN SPORT MAGAZINE.   Expert trainer and owner of W10 Performance gym Jean-Claude Vacassin on an age-old debate in fitness. Plus, part three of his four-week back to fitness guide.   I f there’s one discussion in fitness that’s guaranteed to get people hot under the collar, it’s the cardio-versus-weights training debate.   Some […]

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Sport Magazine feature: Resolution Rules

Expert trainer and owner of W10 Performance gym Jean-Claude Vacassin talks New Year resolutions, and launches his four-week guide to getting back on the fitness wagon. “I’ve been around for enough ‘New Year, New You’ cycles to have a fair idea of what’s working and what isn’t. Overall, I’m pro-January and the new start it offers […]

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SHOULDER WORKOUTS: ONE MOVE FOUR WAYS

Our feature in Health and Fitness magazine by Jean-Claude Vacassin.   1. STANDING DUMBBELL SHOULDER PRESS   BENEFITS:   The overhead press is the best shoulder exercise you can do. It works several muscles of the upper body and offers a host of benefits that improve daily functioning. Standing with your feet shoulder-width apart, take […]

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I wrote a weekly newsletter for the gym today, the topic being one that seems to be getting a lot of attnetion recently, so I thought I’d share it here also. Here’s my (and the www.w10performance.com) take on conventional cardio vs intervals for fat loss: “We’ll lay our cards on the table from the off […]

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I’ve just spent two week in the US.  Specifically Chicago and LA.  The purpose of the trip was mainly work, meeting people and researching best practice for the gym.  (Picked up a tonne of great stuff).  Although I must admit that I did also manage to sneak the odd half hour by the hotel pool. […]

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Training in a ‘health’ club this week whilst I’m away has been interesting.  I’ll admit that I have an aversion to these big box gyms so I’m unlikely to paint a rosy picture, but I had genuinely forgotten some of the stupid sh1t people do when they workout! Above all else, I’d forgotten how much isolation […]

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The argument about traditional steady-steady cardio vs higher intensity interval training is still gathering momentum….. Have a read of this article about interval training that a friend of mine sent me from the Sydney Morning Herald. As you know I advocate the latter for fat loss.  Why?  Because given the research to date, the goals, […]

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Good article by US based nutritionist Jonny Bowden – click through below. http://jonnybowdenblog.com/diet-secrets-of-the-hollywood-stars/ Bottom line, you need to do what works for you….and do it consistently.  And let’s face it: if one diet or system worked without fail, we’d all be doing it and you probably wouldn’t be reading this post.

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Thought that title might have you intrigued and limbering up. Freedom of movement is first and foremost about longevity.  Most people don’t need to be Yoga flexible to stay injury free (no, they don’t), but most could do with more mobility and flexibility work in their programs.  Why?  Poor mobility and flexibility adversely affects posture, […]

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