MORONIC MACROS

When the whole "if it fits your macros" spiel came on the scene, my initial thoughts were “this is just an excuse for people to be lazy and eat chocolate.” To be honest, my thoughts haven’t wavered far from this, even after such a long stretch of time.   I do...

MY THOUGHTS ON ALCOHOL & PARTYING

When someone makes a decision to improve their health and physical appearance, they often focus their attention on calories and exercise. Truth be told, you should really be looking at lifestyle factors and aspects of health such as sleep, stress management,...

10 MINUTES TO BETTER HEALTH

Part One: Earthing Part Two: Vitamin D My recent conversations and consults tend to take multiple different twists and turns depending on the content, but always end up in the same space. That space is a recommendation to revert back to being human and doing what...

MY LEARNING PHILOSOPHY & TRAINING ETHOS

“Learning is definitely not mere imitation or the ability to accumulate and conform to fixed knowledge. Learning is a constant process of discovery and never a concluding one.” -       Bruce Lee   Learning can often be...

KEEPING THINGS NEAT

One of the most overlooked, yet most important influences on overall health and weight management is someones NEAT.   NEAT (Non Exercise Activity Thermogenesis,) includes everything energy expending other than direct sport and exercise, eating and sleeping....

NO ONE CARES

The number one reason you aren’t getting results, isn’t because you’re doing the wrong rep range, amount of sets, or tempo. It isn’t because you’re doing too much, or too little cardio. It isn’t because your trainer is prescribing...

HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW YOUR THYROID?

We could describe thyroid as the pace maker for your body. Every cell of the human body has Thyroid Hormone Receptors. The thyroid effectively regulates your metabolism and how many calories you’re burning.   Generally speaking people with Hyperthyroidism (fast...

CHICKEN & BROCCOLI ISN’T THE ANSWER

Looking at hormonal profiles of obese people vs lean people, the larger of the two almost always have: -       Insulin Resistance -       Cortisol Issues -       Estrogen Issues   The question should be asked, are these the cause or consequence of obesity?...

BREAKING DOWN THE BARRIERS

GRIPT was established in 2014 out of the frustration Jack was having in the fitness industry. With commercial gyms having a low level of care towards their clients' training, safety and results, and Personal Trainers treating...

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.