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CrossFit is a strength and endurance fitness regime.  They want to create the ultimate athlete by including gymnast, Olympic lifting, and sprinter.  CrossFit uses Olympic lifts, kettle bells, gymnastics rings, pull-up bars, and many other fanatical exercises. CrossFit athletes run, use skipping ropes, row, climb ropes, jump on boxes, flip tires, carry weight around and bounce medicine balls against the floor.  Most of these workouts are crazy difficult and are not for beginners.  The only thing I’ve seen from this is injuries so be careful when approaching Crossfit workouts and make sure that your technique is correct.

Zumba is a dance program that consists of Latin music and easy to follow dance moves. The dance routines have interval training sessions where they mix up fast and slow dances with some resistance training apparently designed to “sculpt and tone”.  Zumba can now be found almost any where and has taken off surprisingly!  I wouldn’t touch this with a 10 foot pole or recommend to anyone because that would make me look like a complete fag! I honestly don’t know why so many people do it… As I’m not going to try it I’ll leave it at that.

Belly Dancing where to start with this one… hmm well again I’m not going to try this one.  And I hate it when I see overweight people doing this in traditional clothes.  Can be great to watch when beautiful girls do it otherwise it’s kind of disgusting. It is a non impact exercise though so great for people of all ages and apparently a great why to tone up and strengthen the core… OMG what happened to regular exercise? Have people gone crazy?  Or am I the crazy one?  I suppose a lot of people get bored with normal exercise but I think they need to train with someone from fiftyone-43-four and harden the F up.

Les Mills Body Pump first of all I’d like to point out that half the time the instructors can’t do the exercises properly, too many people are over ambitious lifting way to heavy and this causes more injuries than it does results guaranteed. Pump is a weights based group exercise program that is done to music that is way to loud with instructors screaming like they are giving birth. The classes use a varied amount of exercises from the simple to the advanced. If you’re a personal trainer or fitness instructor have you ever tried to teach someone that is uncoordinated how to do a deadlift? How about a bentover row? It can be nearly impossible first time yeah? Now imagine these people walking into a pump class having never exercised before in their life, it’s a recipe for disaster.  I’ve watched these classes countless times and I honestly cringe at all the bent backs and the possible lower back injuries ready to happen.  I recommend staying away from these classes unless you can actually do these exercises no problem; Bentover Rows, Deadlifts, Squats and lunges. Enough Said.

Boot Camp is an exercise program based on an army theme that is done outside using mostly bodyweight type exercises.  I personally like these type of programmes because they do incorporate a lot of good plyometrics, intervals and strength work. They are challenging and you can expect to do a lot of push ups, sprints and get very little rest.  The only problem I have noticed with these classes is how expensive they can be, but if you can afford it and dedicate yourself I actually recommend you to get out their and do it.

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What the Stock-market and Pain have in Common Lower back pain is often self resolving.  As practitioners or patients, we hear that quite often.  However, what we don't hear is the future of the pain.  The pain might be self resolving at the moment but what about when it comes back?  Self management has always been a key factor for allowing the patient to manage their pain.  Empowerment over the problem is essential for the patient to regain confidence in themselves.  Pain in itself has deep … Read More

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Myths About Exercise

Posted: July 8, 2010 in Uncategorized

These are some common myths we hear from our clients and people in the gym.

I need exercises to work on my “lower abs” and reduce beer Gut!

Hmm a total amateur question but that’s alright I’ll help you with this…Firstly there’s no such thing as ‘lower abs’ it’s  one long segmented muscle,  called the rectus abdominis, that extends from below your chest to your pelvis. To work your “abs”, you should do exercises to target all four muscles: the rectus abdominis, internal and external obliques and the transverse abdominis. This should be obvious but it seems some people are just really thick!

Secondly doing crunches will not help you get a so-called  ‘six-pack’ if you have a layer of Fat aka Lard over your abdominal area which chances are you have!  In order the see the muscles, you must lower your body fat.. A real no brainer eh? you’d think so but it’s not always the case.  A lot of this is about diet!  Hows is your diet.. huh? yea is probably crap! Have you been taking your centrum?

If I’m not sore the next day, I didn’t workout hard enough?

Most people use muscle soreness as a measure of how good or bad  the workout was. However, muscle soreness is caused by  tears in the muscle fibers.  (and possibly you’re just being a pussy!) while  soreness can be expected if you regularly changing your program, being sore for days after most likely means you overdid it. If you’re sore after every workout, you’re not allowing your body time to recover, which surprisingly is when you experience the most muscle growth.  Don’t forget to get rest the muscles!

To prevent soreness, you should warm up before your workout, do some dynamic stretches before and stretch muscles that need it after! If you experience soreness.. Rest.

If I can’t workout often enough and hard enough, I might as well not even do it?

A general guideline for weight loss is the following: eat right, exercise with weight, and do cardio. Some people simply say they don’t have the time to workout and they think, since I can’t do all of that, why do any of it? Well I say there’s 1440 minutes in a day, man up and do some exercise if you don’t you’re quality of life is gonna decrease and so is the quantity ( life expectancy!) it only takes a minimum of 30 mins so there’s no excuses get out there and do it! “Is any exercise better than no exercise?” what like walking to work? Well that’s not exercise, that’s walking to work!  Dumb ass!

Weight training will make me “bulk up”?

Some women avoid weight training because they don’t want to bulk up! We hear it all the time! “I don’t do weights because I don’t want to be bulky”  Good news for all you women out there, YOU DON”T HAVE TESTICLES (and if you do you are not a woman)!  However in all seriousness,weight training is a crucial to maintain a healthy weight and strengthen your body. What researchers know is the average woman doesn’t typically gain size from weight training because she doesn’t have the amount of hormones necessary to build massive amounts of muscle. Even men have a tough time gaining muscle and it’s something you have to work very hard to achieve, male or female.  At the end of the day a lot it falls down to genetics and what you’re eating.

Even Jay Cutler with all his “gear” still has to work his ass off to get big.


“Saying things your HCP wants to say but can’t”

You must be kidding me.  We found this quote on the net and felt we must share it:

…Mankind experiences the same symptoms, but we may call it snacking or having the munchies. Much of the problem of obesity in the developed nations is a direct result of vitamin and mineral deficiencies, which can cause a constant craving for those nutrients that aren’t getting in their diets.

What the hell is going on?  People aren’t fat because they forgot to take their centrum.  They are fat because they are addicted to food.  This quote is like telling a crack addict that they forgot their daily dose of B12 and thats why they are a junkie.

Guns don’t kill People, People kill People.

Where did we find the quote?, ironically enough they are selling supplements.  There are many more sites just like these guys but we thought we would just pick on them.  You know why?  Because we can.  Don’t think because hamburgers are so readily available that you can blame your fatness on them.  Its not their fault, its your hands fault.  Its better to cut off your hands now rather then let diabetes remove them for you.

Magnesium Deficiency

Magnesium deficiency causes obesity?  Holy shit, we better start drinking heaps of milk.  Make it a chocolate milk too.
Peoples excuses are a direct reflection of their laziness.  Stop blaming.  The only ones who can blame are the fat little kids
running around because mom and dad let them eat McD’s for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Once they hit 18 though, it the
kids faults for staying obese.  We figure that if you can vote, smoke, and take a bullet for your country, then you can be
Intelligent enough to know that overeating everyday is an addiction.

Here at Fiftyone-43-Four we have truly found the cause of obesity.  What is it?

Being F’n Lazy.

Whats the solution?

Get your shit together.
Make it happen, now, not tomorrow.


“Saying things your HCP has always wanted to say, but can’t”

Arthritic Knees?  Overweight? Addicted to Being Lazy?  Get out of our house.  Come back when you are ready.

We don’t cater to the weak-minded.  We do cater to the strong, willing, and wise.

Get ready for programming that will blow your mind, make your muscle, and heat up your heart.

This is it.  Often imitated, never duplicated.  FiftyOne-43-Four.