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Author: Stacey and Matty Date Posted: 21 September 2017
THE CHIEF TIPS
Sick and tired of roast veggies? Maybe you should try cooking on the BBQ. Slice your veggies into large chunks to make sure you don't loose any down the grill. We prefer to cut to the length of the vegetable. Coat with oil and salt and you're good to go!
Author: Matty and Stacey Date Posted: 31 August 2017
Sneak your veggies into your cooking. Your kids (or adult's) wont even know it's in there. For instance blend some carrots capsicums and spinach up and add in with your mince to make rissoles.
Author: Matty and Stace Date Posted: 24 August 2017
Cooking Tips: When making poached eggs, soak the eggs in white distilled vinegar before cracking them into the pan. By soaking for 5 minutes before cracking the egg into the barely simmering water you will cause it to keep its shape whilst not having the after taste of vinegar
Training Tip: Having trouble extending in your clean and snatch? Try looping some super light bands around your barbell and around some weight on the ground. This adds accommodative r...
Author: Stacey and Matty Date Posted: 17 August 2017
Sage is a great herb for flavouring meat, especially white meat. You can use fresh or dried and get the taste and health benefits from both. Sage has been proven to boost memory!
Accessory work could be the inj...
Author: Stacey and Matty Date Posted: 11 August 2017
Cooking Tip: Turmeric is a super food that has been getting a heap of attention recently... And so it should. There are thousands of studies being done on turmeric that are proving just how damn good it is for the body! For instance turmeric decreases plaque build up that may be responsible for Alzheimer's. This is only one benefit, however you can find thousands more by googling 'turmeric pub...
Author: Stacey and Matty Date Posted: 3 August 2017
Cooking Tip: Before roasting, microwave all root vegetables. This will pre-cook the vegetable and make roasting a hell of a lot faster as well as making the final product crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Depending on the size of your pumpkin, potato or other root vegetable will depend on how long you cook in the microwave for. Generally speaking 20 minutes is our go to cooking time for a filled microwave ...
Author: Stacey and Matty Date Posted: 27 July 2017
Cooking Tip: When selecting decaffeinated coffee be sure togo for the Swiss Water Decaf... The method of stripping the caffein from the bean is a healthy, chemical free process.
Training Tip: Warm ups should be short, sharp and to the point. Focus on the muscles being used in that day of training. If you had front squats for strengt...
Author: Stacey and Matty Date Posted: 20 July 2017
Cooking Tip: When making soup don't over complicate it. If the flavours work when they're not pureed they'll definitely work when they are. By simply taking a meat and veg dish, adding some bone broth or stock, some garlic and potentially ginger and turning to puree in your blender you've created a soup. Keep it simple and use herbs to add flavour.
Author: Stacy and Macy Date Posted: 13 July 2017
After your weekly food preparation cook up, be sure to let your cooked food temperature drop before placing in the fridge. Even with a good container it will drop the temperature of the fridge which promotes mold.... Yuck!
Training Tip: Place one weakness into your warm ups everyday. You can even work on the same movement everyday for a week. For instance if handstand push ups were your weakness you could do; 1 set of max strict handstand push ups everyday for a week...
Author: Stacey and Matty Date Posted: 6 July 2017
Cooking Tip: Raw buckwheat kernels are a great alternative to oats , dates and other highly carb dense foods. Try swapping your oats in your smoothie for some buckwheat kernels. It adds an extra crunch and a new flavour to the final product.
Training Tip: When deadlifting, if you get a pain in you...
Author: Stacey and Matty Date Posted: 29 June 2017
Cooking Tip: Use cooked quinoa in your smoothies! It thickens the smoothie and is a great carbohydrate to accompany fruit and protein flavours.
Training Tip: Does your back round in heavy squats and deadlifts? This is generally from a weak trunk and lats! ...
Author: Stacey and Matty Date Posted: 22 June 2017
Cooking Tip: Add chunks of fresh ginger to your tea. The fresh ginger adds a spice/kick to the tea as well as having loads of health benefits. It has many medicinal benefits, can decrease nausea, reduce muscle soreness, decrease inflammation, can lower blood sugars and in turn can improve heart disease risk factors, can help with indigestion, reduce menstrual pain, help to lower bad cholesterol levels, improve brain function and fight infect...
Author: Stacey and Matty Date Posted: 15 June 2017
Cooking Tip: To remove the bitterness of certain greens such as kale, let them sit in a bowl of ice cold water. Let them sit for about an hour before removing for the best outcome!
Training Tip: If you don't already place stretching post workout. Stretching is a great first step to recovery. Stretch the relevant muscles to workout that has jus...
Author: Stacey and Matty Date Posted: 8 June 2017
Cooking Tip: When sautéing onions, add a pinch of baking soda. It will bring the browning on faster and literally half the cooking time. On a side note, baking soda is also great for neutralising stomach acids. We recommend adding into your cooking especially if you suffer from heart burn.
Training Tip: Take your hand wider when back squatting. This will take the pressure off the rotator cuff muscles, allow you to pull your elbows further forward, which allows your c...
Author: Stacey and Matty Date Posted: 1 June 2017
Cooking Tip: Massage kale before using it in your salads. Massaging the kale leaf before eating it gives it a rich,full taste. It also softens the leaves up making them less rubbery and nicer to have in the salad.
Training Tip: Scale workouts where needed. It's important to look at the stimulus of a work out and make sure you are trying to achieve that stimulus. For instance a 62.5/42.5kg bar shouldn't be a heavy bar when placed in a workout. If you have a look at Grac...
Author: Stacey and Matty Date Posted: 18 May 2017
Cooking Tip: Store fresh herbs as you would a bunch of flowers. Place in a vase on the bench. Replace the water daily and prune any dying leaves/strands. This will make your fresh herbs last 2-3 times longer then if left in the fridge. Plus it keeps them fresh for optimal taste!
Training Tip: Work one mobility peice a day until problem is fixed before working on another peice. We find that too many athletes over commit to mobility each day and build up a list of stretches and exercises they have to hit daily. Th...
Author: Stacey and Matty Date Posted: 12 May 2017
Cooking Tip: Avoid making a purple sticky, stained, mess when trying to separate the fruit from the skin with a pomegranate. Simply cut the fruit in half and leave it to soak in a bowl of water. The fruit will rise while the skin sinks. This will either free the fruit or loosen in for removal!
Training Tip: Getting Shoulder Pain? Shoulder pain is a common injury/niggle that we see throughout gyms. By simply strengthening your chest and lats you can help reduce this pain. Finding movem...
Author: Juli Bauer Date Posted: 4 May 2017
Say what?? I want to eat this all day. No seriously. I almost did yesterday.
After the boyfriend and I found out we couldn’t come to a conclusion (on buying a couch), we headed to brunch. Around 3. I was starving. Hangry. After a couple mimosas, I felt decent for them not being as strong as needed on a sunny Sunday. But I knew I wanted to make this recipe. So we bolted home for him to take an afternoon snooze and for me to bake. And I baked. And failed. I put this recipe into a too small baking dish and it pretty much went every where. All over th...
Author: Stacy and Macy Date Posted: 20 April 2017
Cooking Tip: Start your day off with a large glass of filtered water with half a lemon and a pinch of Himalayan rock salt. This will alkalise your body and help to reduce inflammation.
Training Tip: Plateauing with your lifts? Try using different bars and objects to increase your strength and smash your plateau in the face. There are multiple bar des...
Author: Stacy and Macy Date Posted: 6 April 2017
Cooking Tip: Fire up the fry pan to a medium heat & with no oil throw your dry herbs in (obviously one flavour at a time). This wakes the dry herbs up and releases there natural oils. In short it makes your paprika taste more paprika-y. Be sure to keep a close eye on the pan as you don't want to burn the herbs/spices. Cook until the herbs/spices are fragrant. Place on a pan and let cool before using.
Training Tip: Dont take things so seriousl...