WHEN YOUR HEAD IS IN THE CLOUDS

In attempt to write a blog, I succeeded by failing.   After an hour of procrastination with no inspiration or ideas for a topic, I removed myself from my working station and went outside. In a nearby park I proceeded to lay on the grass and look up at the sky and...

SOMETHING COOL YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT CREATINE

When we think of Creatine, it immediately conjures up images of bodybuilding, strength, and muscle. Creatine can help users gain strength and increase muscle volume through its role in restoring ATP levels; the energy system the body uses for muscular contractions....

MEET THE CLIENT – MOLLY

I joined GRIPT in August 2016. When I first walked into the studio I weighed 105kg and struggled to perform a single body weight squat, let alone a set of lunges! I was embarrassed by how I looked, paralysed by my lack of confidence and mentally fatigued by an...

SUSPICIOUS SALT SPRAYS

Our society thrives off trends, fads, convenience, and fashionable consumables. I’ve observed a growing popularity in magnesium sprays and oils, often given exposure on social media by companies and individuals, who possess little knowledge about health, nutrition,...

YOUR SLEEPING SOLUTIONS

Without enough sleep your body doesn't recovery optimally from training. Outside of that, lack of sleep or more accurately, poor quality sleep can result in any of the following:   Bad moods Slower reaction time Inability to think quickly and problem solve Poor...

GLUTAMINE

IMPROVE GUT HEALTH & NUTRIENT ABSORPTION Glutamine is the most common amino acid found in your muscle tissue and can assist with muscle repair and immune recovery due to having a positive effect on the body’s nitrogen levels. Glutamine is the main substrate...

ONE SUPPLEMENT YOU SHOULD BE TAKING

It could be said a ‘specialist’ is someone who knows more and more about nothing. I think the future of good health needs ‘generalists’. I feel strongly on the topic and believe we abuse western medicine privileges and are far too quick to treat the symptom instead of looking at the root cause.

MEET THE CLIENT – HANNAH

Prior to coming to GRIPT I had begun to feel frustrated and stagnant with my training regime having become like so many before, just a membership payment. I heard about GRIPT through a close friend who absolutely raved about the classes, so thought why not give it a...

INSULIN IS KING

When it comes to fat loss, there is more than one way to skin a cat. For the majority of the population including myself, I am almost immediately deterred by the idea of counting calories. Considering so many other factors influence body composition, why wouldn’t I be.

CREATINE

INCREASE STRENGTH & TRAINING VOLUME Creatine is one of the most researched nutritional supplements on the market used by gym members and athletes alike. Creatine Monohydrate can help users gain strength and increase muscle volume, through creatine’s role in...

STRENGTH CURVES, CHAINS & BANDS

Aside from looking really cool, applying chains to your strength training has some even cooler benefits. The same could be said with the use of resistance bands. Most commonly seen around the knees of “Yeah, She Squats” Instagram models, just like chains, bands can actually be used to accomodate resistance. The use of chains in strength training has long existed in powerlifting and has made a transition to sports performance facilities over the last decade or so.

BRANCH CHAIN AMINO ACIDS

Branched-Chain Amino Acids (BCAA’s) are predominantly the three amino acids (building blocks of protein) L Leucine, L Isoleucine, L Valine. BCAA’s have long been studied, showing benefits in reduce muscle soreness, preventing muscle breakdown and...

ATTITUDE, SAFETY & GYM CULTURE

An intra set attitude that reflects laser like focus and controlled aggression are the necessary components for efficient execution, training safety, and rewarding results. A friendly personality with awareness and respect for others are the necessary components to be well liked within your gym community

8 PRINCIPLES FOR PROGRESS

Money Mayweather “All work is easy work”. Just another reason why I don’t like the man. Nothing good in the gym is achieved without discomfort and some pain.

CARNIVORISM VS. VEGANISM

Read Time: 5-10 Minutes Below I have referenced a quote from ‘The Mind Unleashed’. This is why people get upset when their beliefs are challenged. COGNITIVE DISSONANCE. A mental conflict occurs when beliefs are contradicted by new information. This conflict activates...