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Train, Not Torture with TRX Master Trainer Marin Lazic 

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The functionality of TRX—which stands for total-body resistance exercise— was convincing for Marin Lazic, a national league water polo player. He became a TRX master trainer, one of three in Australia, and now runs the TRX Training Sydney facility in Rozelle.  Lazic explains to Inside Sport why suspension training is so effective for injury prevention.  The name band, TRX band  “If you […]

Benefits of Suspension & Training with TRX Master Trainer Marin Lazic 

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Marin Lazic, a national league water polo player, became one of three TRX master trainer in Australia, and now runs the TRX Training Sydney facility in Rozelle. Lazic talks to Inside Sport about the benefits of suspension training and an insight into the TRX way of doing thing.    The TRX backstory is an interesting one: the gear was founded by a Navy SEAL, Randy Hetrick, who improvised a contraption while on […]

What is slacklining?

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Ever fancied being a circus acrobat as a child or an Olympic gymnast ? Then Slackline fitness, also known as yogalining could be a dream come true. Slacklining is similar to tightrope walking  and consists of doing exercises on a narrow line of webbing, only low to the ground. Like a tightrope, it’s tied between […]

Do you have what it takes to be a Ninja Warrior?

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Forget watching The Block and Survivor, Australia has a new reality TV show we can’t get enough of. Australian Ninja Warrior is our latest guilty pleasure—so-called ‘ordinary’ athletes (touted as an entire new level of crazy by the couch potatoes of the world),  take on the what is possibly the world’s most brutal obstacle course. […]

What is ZUU?

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ZUU is the brain child of Aussie, Nathan Helberg. Essentially it is a High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workout. HIIT has been around for donkey’s ages, only this time it comes with a twist – an animal twist.  ZUU is touted one of the most intensive workouts around; a workout  so challenging that it was initially intended for frontline […]

What is F45?

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F45 is functional group training that encourages participants through innovative exercises that result in body transformations in as little as 12 weeks. The F stands for functional and the 45 is how long the class runs for. Exercises are divided into 45 second intervals with 15 second rest periods. It’s the fastest growing exercise class […]

A day in the gym with Khan Porter

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Though my training volume fluctuates from time to time, when I’m in full time training my day-to-day routine looks fairly similar in terms of what I work on. The following is a typical training day and will form the basis for my next 12 months of training for the 2017 CrossFit Games season. Session 1 – […]

Skill development in functional fitness programs

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When we think about strength and conditioning, we often stop at strength training and cardio. The acquisition and development of skills is often overlooked and as a result, the broader functional fitness community is missing a key part of a holistic fitness programme. A skill can broadly be defined as any movement, from lifting or raising […]