Day: December 16, 2019

What Is Crossfit?

CrossFit was founded in 2000 by Greg Glassman. Some people love it and some people hate it. Especially the bodybuilding community and the CrossFit community like to make fun of each other, at least online. I personally don’t see the urge to bash each other over one common passion – FITNESS. The best way to describe CrossFit is the following statement. “CrossFit is constantly varied, high-intensity, functional movement. The goal is to increase the capacity to move large loads over long distances, and to do so quickly.” If you’ve ever been to a CrossFit box for more than one session …

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IIFYM Diet

I’m really excited to share my point of view on IIFYM. If you haven’t heard about this term, don’t worry I’ll explain in detail what it is, the benefits and disadvantages of it. IIFYM stands for IF IT FITS YOUR MACROS. As you can probably imagine there are no meals off limits when sticking to a IIFYM diet, which sounds amazing right? Don’t get too excited. If it sounds too good to be true – it probably is. Before we start dissecting IIFYM let’s talk about clean and dirty meals first. Most of my friends and people I’ve met at …

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The Top 10 Chest Exercises

There is a variety of exercises out there that can help you build great pecs but which ones are the must dos and which are the ones you can neglect? Push ups, dips, flys, bench press, incline, decline, pec dec are all great exercises but in this article I’ll show you my personal favorites that helped me build a solid foundation. 1. FLAT BARBELL BENCH PRESS The bench press is the mother of all chest exercises. It is a compound movement that works not only your chest but also your entire body including your shoulders, triceps, forearms, lats, rhomboids and …

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Sodium – Good Or Bad?

I grew up in a town in Austria where everybody used an excess amount of salt when cooking. It’s part of our culture and it adds flavor to our meals. I personally always had a negative feeling about salt though. I associated salt with obesity and an unhealthy lifestyle. It got so intense that at an early age I refused to have any salt in my meals. Now you know that I have never been a big fan of salt although it’s crucial for our well being. Let me explain why salt is important for our health and performance. Salt …

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Top 10 Vegan Protein Sources

This topic was one of the first on my list when I decided to start writing down all my knowledge about fitness. Without any exaggeration I’m sure that I get asked about vegan protein sources at least twice a day. So here I am. Instead of constantly talking about it I decided to take the time and write down my favorite protein sources once and for all. This list does not cover every single protein source but I made an attempt to categorize and write down my TOP 10. Please also be aware that the list is not in any …

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EMS VS TENS

In this blog entry I’m going to explain the difference between EMS and TENS and how to use both of them correctly to achieve your fitness goals faster and saver. Beforehand I want to say that I am a great enthusiast of EMS products and I actively use them on myself and my clients. EMS stands for electrical muscle stimulation and originally comes from the rehabilitation sector. It is used to prevent muscle atrophy in patients who had surgery and aren’t able / allowed to move. It is a great way to have someones muscles “work out” while the patient …

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The Truth About Cupping Therapy

You have probably seen those big round bruises on people’s backs before right? Yes that’s the result of cupping therapy. When I first heard about it or saw it on an athlete on television I started digging deeper to find out what it is all about. Let’s start with the explanation of the therapy. “Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts suction cups on your skin.” Cups can be made out of different material such as glass, bamboo or silicone. My physiotherapist works with glass cups with a suction device on top and …

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