Blog | Ben's Army 24/7 Fitness

Personal Training in Ballarat - Ben's Army 24/7 Fitness RSS Feed




  • Personal Training in Ballarat - Ben's Army 24/7 Fitness - THE BREAKDOWN OF A LAT PULL DOWN

    THE BREAKDOWN OF A LAT PULL DOWN

    THE BREAKDOWN OF A LAT PULL DOWN So you think you know the lat pull down? It is a pretty popular exercise used by gym goers on the reg! For body builders its assists with creating that “X” shape …so important in the back pose, but body builders aside, it is a great movement to build posterior strength and correct posture. AND to my fellow lady friends… it can create the illusion of a smaller waist. HOWEVER…a majority of the time it is done incorrectly due to poor form and the Latissimus Dorsi in turn does not get used effectively. The most common issues I see with form include: - Initiating the motion using the front part of the Deltoid (shoulder) and ....

    Read more
  • Personal Training in Ballarat - Ben's Army 24/7 Fitness - How to smash goals 101

    How to smash goals 101

    ✨ How to smash goals 101 ✨ do you find yourself struggling to reach your health and fitness goals or stick to a diet long term? You jump right in and go great for the first week and then begin to makes small excuses that convince yourself it was okay to skip the gym today or reason with yourself as to why you overslept. If you aren’t meeting your goals it’s probably because you have been unrealistic about them and let’s face it, you probably have based it on what you have seen some one else do... “ I saw blah blah was on this diet and she lost blah kg.” So here are the best possible tips I can give you to get yourself actually reaching your goals: ....

    Read more
  • Personal Training in Ballarat - Ben's Army 24/7 Fitness - Shoulders

    Shoulders

    💪🏻Make it grow!💪🏻 . ☝️A very simple but overlooked way to assist a stubborn group of muscles or muscle to grow, is to work them at the start of your sessions. . ✌️Just like spreading your volume out can increase the quality of your workout. In fact studies show this. . 🤟However you don’t really need to study that when you are the most fresh you can perform the best quality sets 👌 . #gym #body #healthy #muscles #lateralraises #shoulders #sets #workouts #grow #quality @ Ballarat, Victoria ....

    Read more
  • Personal Training in Ballarat - Ben's Army 24/7 Fitness - Stretching

    Stretching

    Why Stretching is Important 🤔 👌Stretching keeps the muscles flexible, strong, and healthy, and we need that flexibility to maintain a range of motion in the joints. Without it, the muscles shorten and become tight. Then, when you call on the muscles for activity, they are weak and unable to extend all the way. That puts you at risk for joint pain, strains, and muscle damage. ☝️For example, sitting in a chair all day results in tight hamstrings in the back of the thigh. That can make it harder to extend your leg or straighten your knee all the way, which inhibits walking. Likewise, when tight muscles are suddenly called on for a strenuous activity that stretches them, ....

    Read more
  • Personal Training in Ballarat - Ben's Army 24/7 Fitness - Sumo Deadlift

    Sumo Deadlift

    Sumo Deadlifts!💪🏻 The sumo deadlift is an effective deadlifting movement to increase upper back, hamstrings, glutes, and trap development. You’ll notice it’s a favourite exercise in the gym recently by some people. Its also a movement that would be seen in powerlifting programs and meets, general fitness and workout plans, functional fitness, and even Olympic weightlifting. 🏋🏻‍♂️ The Sumo Deadlift (which is one of the main deadlift variations used in powerlifting and formal deadlift training) is done with a wider stance and more upright torso than the conventional deadlift. In doing so, the sumo deadlift targets and develops different muscle groups ....

    Read more
  • Personal Training in Ballarat - Ben's Army 24/7 Fitness - Reasons Why You’re Not Gaining Muscle??

    Reasons Why You’re Not Gaining Muscle??

    Reasons Why You’re Not Gaining Muscle?? After training for a while it doesn’t take long to figure out that progress is slow going, and hard to come by to say the least. Unfortunately, you can’t just show up to the gym, pump a few weights around and expect to get good gains just like that. If you’re not making the progress you want to be, read on! You could be missing one or more of these crucial steps... Not eating enough calories. I’m sure at some point we have all heard about calories in verses calories out. Thing is that generally we talk about this on the topic of fat loss. Eating a daily surplus of 10% calories should make sure there is enough energy ....

    Read more
  • Personal Training in Ballarat - Ben's Army 24/7 Fitness - New Blog Post

    New Blog Post

    Bodyweight Training is personally on of my favourite types of resistance training. But is it worth doing? Check out the Pros and Cons and decide for yourself! Pros: 🔹️ Convenience 🔹️ Enhance relative strength 🔹️Modifiable to suit different abilities 🔹️Challenges balance and stability 🔹️Teaches fundamental movement patterns Cons: 🔹️Upper body emphasis 🔹️Difficult to overload and harder to measure progress compared to when using free weights or machines 🔹️ Generally better suited to those with some training experience If you feel like a challenge, have a go at this tough, full body workout... 1) Box Jumps 4x6-8 2) Tri-set: TRX pistol squat, Chin-ups, Dips 4x10/10/10 3) ....

    Read more
  • Personal Training in Ballarat - Ben's Army 24/7 Fitness - Infrared Sauna Benifits

    Infrared Sauna Benifits

    Another 9 Interesting Reasons why Post 🤔 But today I’m covering the benefits of the Infrared Sauna! Especially in this towns cold Winter. But why is it so important to sweat? Here are the reasons: 1. Increases Metabolism Sauna therapy is sometimes called passive cardio because it raises your heart rate in a way that is similar to exercise.. I know I got excited when I found this out too! A 30 minute session burns approx 600 calories, but of course this depends on the individuals BMR. 3. Gorgeous, Youthful Skin One of the most unexpected changes when using a sauna regularly is how much more refreshed and “glowy” The skin looks after a few months of use. Far infrared ....

    Read more
  • Personal Training in Ballarat - Ben's Army 24/7 Fitness - Hypertrophy Vs Strength

    Hypertrophy Vs Strength

    Hypertrophy Vs Strength! Aka the old Bodybuilding vs Powerlifting.. It all depends on your goals and what you would want most, and to achieve those goals it’s important to set a program/ routine that’ll help you achieve it. 💪🏻. Bodybuilders focus primarily on building muscle, losing fat, contest preparation, or simply maintaining size and strength. You don’t necessarily need ultra heavy weights to achieve this but it does help. It’s more about technique and hitting the right muscles. 🏋🏻‍♂️. Powerlifters direct their attention to getting as strong as possible on the core lifts such as the deadlift, squat, and bench press. Every part of training revolves ....

    Read more
  • Personal Training in Ballarat - Ben's Army 24/7 Fitness - Free weights vs Machines, by Louis

    Free weights vs Machines, by Louis

    ℹ Free weights V’s Machines? There’s mixed opinions on free weights verses weight machines. One thing all machines have in common is that generally they follow a specific plane as we use them. With free weights they are exactly that - free to move in any direction. So, which is better? My answer is neither… each have pros and cons which I will talk about below. 💥Pros and cons of Free Weights... Free weights are great as they challenge joint stability and are specific to activities of daily living. Take a Deadlift for example – each time you pick up the shopping bags full of groceries, you are essentially doing a Deadlift. So, Deadlifting is not only a ....

    Read more


Serving Alfredton And Ballarat With Comprehensive Fitness Training

Request information

Request Information Now!