How To Set & ACTUALLY Achieve Your Goals

If i’m really honest about my qualification as Personal Trainer (i really hate that name, but thats what the damn paper certificate says), there wasn’t a huge amount of the Certificate 3 and 4 in Fitness that i found to be highly valuable. Most of what i know and use has come about through my […]

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Unlocking The Pull Up

The Pull up. The king of upper body exercises according to many. Then of course there is its slightly friendlier and more accessible younger cousin, the Chin up Firstly, some definitions: Chin up = supinated grip (underhand) Pull up = pronated grip (overhand) Eccentric = the lengthening phase of a movement (like lowering yourself from […]

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Are You a Jungle Brother?

We are sick of watching a toxic fitness industry destroy people’s hopes and dreams. We are tired of seeing good people wasting time in conventional gyms not achieving any goals. We stand for everything that is NOT conventional fitness – Machines, treadmills, overly isolated resistance routines, TVs playing shitty music, and too many people staring in […]

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True grit!!!

Today was the City to Surf race in Sydney. Thousands of people flock to the CBD to run 14km to Bondi beach. Some do it for fun and some do it a little more seriously. But no matter what your level is, there is one thing that is fairly common amongst them. Some have more […]

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Happiness vs Meaning

I recently read the following article. The article explains that life with out meaning and only happiness is a shallow and self-centered existence. I agree somewhat, but not entirely. See the author says that pure happiness is the act of taking and not giving. It’s all about drive reduction. If we are hungry we get […]

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Eating for fat loss

Last week at Uni I performed a sub max steady state exercise test on a ergo bike (a technical stationary bike). The test was 6 x 5min stages at increasing intensity. Each stage I breathed into a Douglas bag which was then analysed. This told us whether I was using more fat or carbohydrate as […]

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Preparing for fat loss

One of the keys to good nutrition is being prepared. The ever ready Boy Scouts live by their motto “Always be prepared”. The 5 P’s is also another mantra to live by- Poor Preparation = Piss Poor Performance. You get the idea….be prepared. Now days in an ever increasing time poor society it is becoming […]

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Herding: to gain better health

Ever notice how animals like to herd together? It’s a good idea when your likely to be pray to some other animal, to take safety among numbers in a heard, stick with your kin, and share with your brothers and sisters. As humans we also do the same. We do it for safety, for friendship, […]

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A Jungle Brother goes Bush

Last weekend i went bush, and loved it!! I always love going bush; turning the phone off, leaving the city, the computer and walking into the bush to cleanse the soul. There is nothing quite like it. So off we went to Australia’s second oldest National Park, Ku-ring-gai Chase NP. The first thing i noticed as […]

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Give me my meat!!

The last few weeks, months I have been thinking about what we eat and how we eat. By we I mean the world, humans. This all came to a head when i saw this video. My first but brief reaction was the norm, disgust and revulsion for the inhumane treatment. Then i thought….well how do […]

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It all started in 1977

Im sure you have noticed that every few years the health experts change their minds about what is good for you and what is not. Well it’s because they really didn’t know until now. Medical experts around the world are finally coming to the realisation that they have been touting the WRONG medical advice for […]

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Telomeres-Are your shoe laces fraying early?

What are Telomeres? Everyone knows what DNA is, essentially its the stuff that programs your cells to make you what you are. This DNA is housed within a chromosome. Imagine that your chromosome is your shoelace and that the strands of that shoe lace is your DNA. At the end of the shoelace is a […]

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Success is in the marshmallow

I recently came across a study into deferred gratification. This is the ability to resist a temptation of an immediate reward to wait for a later reward. This ability to resist the immediate reward and wait for the later reward, which is usually much bigger, has been seen as a huge indicator to success in […]

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GeoQuest

As many of you may already know, i compete in adventure racing and I love it! It’s tough and brutal, you become sleep deprived, receive cuts, leaches, toenails falling off, feel sick, and are going constantly for hours, days, even weeks. You feel uncomfortable and wish you were home. You eat food constantly and nothing […]

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While the Queen’s Away, the Native’s Play.

While the Queen was celebrating her fake birthday by quaffing champagne from giant tea cups and getting a tattoo of Freddie Mercury on her arse, far far away in one of her forgotten colonies the natives were growing restless. Something burning deep inside was urging them to go forth and enjoy the gifts endowed unto [...] Read More..

The North Face 100. Part 2

Here it is….the silver belt buckle.

This damn piece of metal kept me going for 13 hrs and 28mins. I knew that i had to do 7-8 km per hour to get under 14hrs and that meant that i could not stop. It was going to be a big call but as we started and i saw the first 10km go past in about an hour i knew that i had to make time on the front end of the course while i was fresh.If i was able to run faster then my planned pace at the start then i would have time to spare at the back half.

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The North Face 100

At 6:58am on Saturday the 18th may I will be heading off into the sunrise for a 100km run, The North Face 100. http://www.thenorthface100.com.au/ My aim is to get the silver belt buckle. To gain this I will need to run 100km in the Blue Mountains, into and out of valleys, up giant stairs, down […]

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JB M.I.A

This is a little section for the dedicated Jungle Brothers and Sisters who are presently MIA due to work and other life commitments. You know who you are, and now you have no excuse for returning out of shape! HOTEL ROOM POWER SESSION – primary goal is to maintain strength and mobility while away from […]

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Inaugural Met-Endurance Trek was a burning success!

Just a quick recap – The Metabolic Endurance Trek was unreal! Thanks to all those who turned up. We had a massive turnout for the day and let it be known, everyone completed the trek valiantly. For many friends and family the trek began with much trepidation. However, once we got going, the anxieties and […]

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