QUALITY OVER EGO.

Posted by Connor McManus on Dec 3, 2018 3:19:53 PM


QUALITY > EGO.



Now, this is an important subject.



Why?



We live in a world of Instagramers, Influencers, newspapers and noise.



And what you see on someone’s Instagram is merely like looking through a keyhole into the facts.



This sets unrealistic expectations for us "normal folk".



When we see Big Benny Seymour Deadlifting Over 200kg we want to do the same.



Now, this creates a problem. Because what we haven’t seen is the hundreds and hundreds of hours that Ben has put into working up to that point or the fact that Ben has the frame and genetics to be able to perform such a thing and we don’t. 



Now this is our own fault as humans. We tend to forget the process of getting there and/or confuse the selection factors with the result.

...This is where Ego creeps in. 



We immediately want to do the same in the shortest time possible.



We lose focus of why exercise is important. 

Instead of thinking of improvements in health and wellnes, we think of living up to what we perceive as social norms.



So watch the video.
...

and the next time you decide to attempt something that is led by ego, have a think about that lasting injury that could be on the other side of it. 





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Gimmick or no gimmick? compression wear.

Posted by Connor McManus on Nov 26, 2018 3:34:08 PM

 

Gimmicks are everywhere in the fitness industry. 



Every day there is some new absurd thing that helps you avoid countless hours of training, dieting, recovering and the rest. 



There are belts that give you abs

.

Weird handle things that give you massive arms but look like they have an alternate use.



Tea’s that make you lose weight.



& Now leggings for Men (& Women) that help you recover. 

Can’t be a thing right?



I'm pretty sure the Rock wears them for something other than fashion.



Improved recovery, performance & blood flow is some of the main benefits listed on the Skins website. 



Well, one of our members wanted to know.



So check out the video with Andrew Pap to see what BeFit Training thinks of compression wear and whether it’s worth your investment. 



Anything else you would like our insight into? Just ask!



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the importance of mindset...

Posted by Connor McManus on Nov 12, 2018 4:21:00 PM

 

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What the f**k is a burpee?

Posted by Connor McManus on Nov 5, 2018 1:46:05 PM

 

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How To Have an Athlete Mindset!

Posted by Connor McManus on Aug 27, 2018 3:07:00 PM



How do I control my mindset to exercise better?

This is a burning question often asked by people in the gym environment.

You can be the best squatter, the fastest sprinter and you can row for 7 days straight. Yet if you can not find the will to go and start these things, and when the going gets tough, to push on and finish them. You will not be any of those things that you are meant to be.

Pulling that back to basics. Do you want to lose weight? You need to be able to take action full stop. All of this comes from my mindset. The ability to control your emotions, not act on temporary feelings and push towards the things you want.

This week Andrew interviews Josh Gibson on his mindset as an athlete and pulls all of those golden nuggets that you guys can extract and help fine-tune YOUR mindset for when it comes to health and wellness.

Enjoy.


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How to run and eat like an athlete - athlete insights with Josh Gibson

Posted by Connor McManus on Aug 20, 2018 5:07:50 PM
   
Sunday Funday......

Athletes and supplementation...

Understanding your limits...



Check out part two of the Josh Gibson athlete insight interview centred around running and nutrition but covering all the little insights above and many more into the relationship between exercise and been an athlete and all the little bits you can take away.


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How Best To Recover From Exercise?- Athlete insights with Josh Gibson.

Posted by Connor McManus on Aug 13, 2018 8:15:52 PM
Reading Time: 1 Min


Hello All,

Given the approach we take to exercise and lifestyle here at Befit we are fortunate enough to have several professional and ex-professional athletes who join us on a daily basis. As an athlete, you potentially could be or could have been exposed to some of the best minds in the world when it comes to improving one's self in anything to perform better as human. That could be anything from Mindset, how to maximise sleep, eat better or today's topic... how to maximise recovery.

So this brings us nicely to Athlete Insights, Another series of education videos in line with our Befit Education Series. In these videos we will be interviewing some of the best athletes in the business to extract the golden nuggets that allowed these people to be at the top of their field and give them to you; to apply to your own training!

Today in Part 1/3 With Josh Gibson ex AFL pro we discuss recovery.

They will be discussing subjects such as:

How to best recover as an athlete?
How to recover in general?
How to come back from injury?
& More!


As always if you have any questions, suggested topics or more do not hesitate to leave a comment!

The Befit Team










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Can you safely back squat?

Posted by Connor McManus on Aug 7, 2018 1:10:58 PM
Reading Time: 1 Min



The

Back

Squat


Something we did with ease as a child.

Squatting up and down now becomes a massive challenge for most humans. Life has got in the way, sit in a car to work, sit at a desk all day, sit in a car to the gym, set on a spin bike as our form of exercise and then sit on the sofa all night. Our body becomes so imbalanced that the most basic of tasks becomes a problem.

However we can generally get away without injuring ourselves with this until we add Instagram, we sit at home on our sofa, scrolling through our phones, we see all these attractive people, big weights on their back and squatting super low. We think we can replicate this and we will look the same. This is where the injuries come in.

Increasing the intensity of something, especially by loading up with weight amplifies any pre-existing problems, maybe more so on the squat than any other move with everything from your ankles, knees, hips, spinal and shoulder strength and mobility all coming into play. We will do a video on how to correct any pre-existing problems that prevent a good squat...

but for today watch the video and enjoy on where to start when you first put a weight on your back and squat.

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How do I deadlift? Here's how!

Posted by Connor McManus on Jul 31, 2018 11:37:39 AM

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Do's & Dont's of the bench press...

Posted by Connor McManus on Jul 23, 2018 8:00:00 PM
Reading Time: 3 mins


The Bench Press 

Potentially one of the very first exercises you attacked back when you strolled into the gym...

Has the ability to create great foundation and strength through the upper region whilst creating a mammoth chest...

Also has the ability to destroy your shoulders and create imbalances and problems through the thoracic region if not done properly.

With this video, you should avoid the later and learn where to start.

The Set up:
- Lie down on the bench
- Plant your feet down on the floor. This will allow you to keep stable throughout the lift.
- Squeeze your glutes.
- Squeeze your shoulders plants and bring your chest up proud.
- You should now have a nice neutral spine and a natural arch through the lower back on the bench.
- Grip the bar (Thumb Included) and find your width. Now, this is up to you, everyone has different preferences due to their shoulder strength and mobility.

The Lift:
- Take a breath and stabilise the trunk.
- Safely and slowly lift the bar off the rack and bring it over your shoulder line.
- Once you feel stable you lower the bar down to your mid-chest.
- At the bottom, your chest should still be elevated with your shoulder blades pinching.
- Your elbows should be roughly at 75 Degrees, try not to go to 90 degrees and this places a lot of stress through the shoulder.
- From here you drive the bar up towards the sky and finish over your shoulder line.
- Repeat.

Key points:
- The bar does not travel in a straight line. It actually travels at a slight diagonal.
- Make sure your body is always set and stable before lowering the bar.
- Lifting Heavy? Always have someone there to spot you.


With these tips, you can attack the bench press and be lifting safely.



Regards

The Befit Team

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