Archive | February, 2014

All you need to know about chin ups … and more!

Here is your go to guide to chin ups!

A chin up is one of the most well known exercises right up there with push ups and sit ups. But do you really know how to do a chin up properly?

This detailed article is the ultimate guide for beginners, regular gym goers and even personal trainers and coaches. It walks you through what a chin up is, what equipment you need, what muscles it helps develop, proper technique, a guide to the weight to use, tips for success, variations and a description about what could go wrong and how to minimise the chance of injury.

Here it is … Your Complete Guide to Chin Ups

40th birthday 40 by 40 epic exercise Marathon

With the year 2014 comes my 40th birthday. And what better way to celebrate than with a 40-themed challenge.

In 40 weeks’ time, on Thursday 27 November 2014, I will be doing 40 repetitions of 40 exercises to raise $40,000 for charity.

That’s an epic 1600 rep Marathon!!

Madness? Dirk Venter thinks so and he’s my trainer!

I will be able to tell you more about the charity I have chosen shortly, but for now … read on to find out which exercises I am planning to do and to let me know what you think.

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