Why do you see us using the trap bar with clients, and sometimes when training ourselves? If you’ve been a user of conventional deadlifts in your program, along with barbell squats and an almost exclusive barbell ridden program; you might see yourself as a bit of barbell purist. A lot of weight lifters and powerlifters…

Halfway through the summer, and most of us have either been away, or are about to go. Couple of weeks in the sunshine, exposing ourselves (?!) around strangers, drinking and eating more than we usually would – and most importantly, having fun. Working as PTs, we deal with the aftermath of people’s holidays every year….

If you’ve been working hard to lean out, drop a few kilos and improve on bad habits, then a two-week, all-inclusive holiday at a 5* resort has the potential to be a game-changer. Multiple amazing restaurants, all-you-can-eat buffets, ice cream bars, cocktail bars, 24hr room service, pool service. Yes, it’s amazing. But if saying “no”…

Contributed by Matt Stafford How long should my session last? Many people see it as a badge of honour to do a three hour gym session. Regardless of whether you’re training for hypertrophy or strength, a session that lasts over 1 hour is most often counterproductive. (Click here for some training plans that take just…

Contributed by RWF Gym member Sam de la Bertauche “Enjoy your body, Use it every way you can… Don’t be afraid of it, or what other people think of it, It’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever own…”  — Baz Luhrman — Sunscreen Embracing the adventure of improving your body is one of the best things that you can…

The other day, we put up an article about the kind of support we think you have a right to expect from your PT/coach. We didn’t look at what technical competence you should expect from them. The general public assume all PTs are the same  – knowledge-wise at least – when the truth couldn’t be…

Are you getting this from your PT? Let’s face it. PT is a luxury product. It’s likely to be one of your biggest outgoings each month. With any costly product, surely you want to make sure you’re getting the professional service you want? Sadly, too many people are paying too many PTs who deliver sub-standard…

Contributed by Matt Stafford Do you even fat grip? Small changes can make a huge difference when implemented over time. I will always use subtle differences in my training. One very easy, small change is the use of thick (axle) bars or fat grip accessory equipment. Here at RWF we have both. This attention to detail…

  Contributed by Matt Stafford The majority of us are living longer now, and will hopefully live well into our eighties. Many of our grandparents had manual jobs, which helped them to remain strong and active. Unfortunately today, the majority of the population have desk-based jobs and very rarely do anything strength- related. Much of…

Did you know you could do this at RWF Gym? At Real World Fitness Gym, a large number of gym members are having professional coaching. But for those that don’t use our coaching and like to program for themselves, we thought we’d offer some suggestions of movements you might not think you could do here….

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