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...

GOAL SETTING FOR GREATNESS

More often than not goals are in mind, they are verbalized, then they are forgotten. The problem doesn’t lay with setting goals, it lays with the individuals execution.  So, what’s missing? A system.  Every goal has a system and a plan beneath it...

MEET THE CLIENT – TOM

WORK: Almost 8 years at NAB, currently branch manager in Camberwell   LIVE: Burnley   ORIGINALLY FROM: Hobart   YOU'VE RECENTLY BECOME A FATHER? It’s hard work! Nothing prepares you for it. But it’s a lot of fun and my boy Luca is the...

FASTED CARDIO

For as long as I can remember, since taking my first steps into a gym some 13 years ago, fasted cardio has been a topic of discussion and more often than not, a topic of debate. With two separate sides arguing one of the following conclusions: Doing cardio in a fasted...

OPTIMIZE YOUR DIGESTION

You would have heard the saying before “you are what you eat” more accurate to that, “you are what you absorb”.

MEET THE TRAINER – DEAN

HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT GRIPT?
Through mutual friend Sam Wood, I was introduced to Jack and Drew at the end of 2014. We had a face to face meeting which turned into a training session and the rest is history

HAPPY AND HYDRATED

Hydration is one of the most over looked components to health, yet one of the most important. It is averaged that 60% of an adult’s body is comprised of water with ranges varying from 50-75% depending on the individual. Those figures alone should be enough for me to...

SENSITIVE SLEEPING

An overwhelming amount of research has been conducted on sleep and the impact it has on insulin sensitivity. More accurately, the impact a lack of sleep has. Unfortunately, sleep is often not positioned high on the priority list, especially here in Melbourne amongst...