Month: June 2011

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What type of diet is best for WEIGHT LOSS?

At Cre8 Fitness we rarely talk too much about weight loss, focusing more on fat loss. This is because we know that if you lose body fat your body shape will change, become healthier and will stay that way for longer the leaner you get. However we know that some people are not sold on this philosophy. So this article we are actually going to talk about what’s great for WEIGHT LOSS, yes that’s right weight loss!

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Why Sleep is so Important

It refreshes like nothing else. It can be elusive, almost always comforting, and definitely essential to our survival. And, although we spend 33% of our lives asleep, we barely give it a moment’s notice. That is, until we can’t sleep! Then we think about it to the point of obsession. When people think about improving their health, they always consider diet and exercise. Quality and quantity of sleep is the most under rated healing process, and is as pivotal as improving fitness, as diet and exercise.

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The Turkish Get Up

The Turkish Get-Up (TGU) is a highly functional movement that requires all the muscles of the body working together in order to accomplish correctly with good safe form. This exercise will promote healthy joints, keep your posture correct, and your primal movement patterns intact, as well as get your heart […]

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Vitamin D3

Vitamin D is processed in the skin when we are exposed to sun light, and is a common deficiency in adults. A recent study at McGill University in Montreal has shown that in adults, vitamin D deficiency leads to fatty accumulation in muscle tissue and lower levels of maximal strength. […]

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The Kettlebell Swing

Kettlebells address the entire body as a unit simultaneously. You will get the most effective, short and intense, cardiovascular and strength workout within twenty to thirty minutes? Whether you are looking to vaporize fat, scorch your lungs, demand new strength, rehabilitate weak areas or improve your overall level of conditioning, […]

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Body fat and hormones

[fancyquote]”What do our hormones have to do with our body fat?”[/fancyquote] Hormones play a huge role in how and where we store our body fat. For example, the thickness of a person’s umbilical skin fold is a direct reflection of cortisol output (the stress hormone). At Cre8 Fitness we use […]

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The Bulgarian Split Squat

Split stance lifts not only demand a level of flexibility-strength, but they also help to promote it, especially in the hip flexors of the back leg. This extreme position necessitates that these muscles be both flexible and strong in the fully stretched position in order to provide enough stability to […]

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Is stress making you fat?

We see it all the time, people who push themselves in the gym relentlessly, but the numbers on the scales won’t budge. Despite their hectic lives, dedication to fitness and huge self discipline, some of them consistently fail to lose weight. The reason? STRESS! Do you need some down time? […]