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Weight Lifting for Women | The Tale of Two Twins

Weight Lifting for women is a good thing, not bad! Resistance training helps increase lean body mass, which in turn, boosts metabolism. When compared to dieting alone, resistance training has LASTING RESULTS. Consider this: The Tale of Two Twins Two identical twins; Margaret & Lisa, weighing in at 90kg & 40% body fat… Margaret decides ...
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Nutrition Coaching -X-Life Accelerated Fat Loss. Eat Fewer Carbs to Control Insulin

7 Principles of Accelerated Fat Loss

In my article, ‘Weight Lifting for Women,’ I tell the ‘Tale of Two Twins.’ I hope you’ll agree that story goes some way to proving why dieting alone doesn’t work. Whoever you are, whatever gender, resistance training is a GOOD idea. In fact, twice weekly resistance training is number 6 of the 7 Principles of ...
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X = Ski-Fit…OUT NOW!!!

Hey Skiers! WINTER IS COMING…Niseko Black’s Head Ski Trainer & X-Life are proud to announce that the ALL-NEW X = Ski-Fit, 15 minute HIIT video program is OUT NOW!!! …with a MASSIVE 60% DISCOUNT FOR SNOW-PRO’s, we must be NUTS! Check out a couple of month 1’s workouts HERE, or get straight into X-Life’s 14 ...
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The Role of Your Ankles in Skiing

As summer turns to autumn and our daydreams begin to conjure up images of snowy mountains and waist-deep powder, Niseko Black’s Head Ski Trainer and Action Sports Conditioning Pro, Bruce, brings another instalment in his series of ski fitness articles – The Role of Your Ankles in Skiing – Woohoo! In support of his equipment-free, ...
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Improving Hip Mobility for Ultimate Skiing!

As Niseko Black’s Head Ski Trainer and an Action Sports Conditioning Pro, I’ve been hard at it recently, developing an equipment-free, off-season ski fitness program for snow-pro’s and clients to follow at home, so watch out for the release in October…with MASSIVE pro’ discounts! Taking a slightly different approach to ski fitness, the program and ...
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X-Life Online - Getting Skiers Back to Their BEST! Expert Ski Instructor, Ski Fitness, Online Ski-Fit. The hips in skiing

Bio-Mechanics of the Hips in Skiing

As Niseko Black’s Head Ski Trainer and Action Sports Conditioning Pro, I’ve been asked to put together an off-season program of fitness, specifically focused on skiing, that snow-pro’s and ski clients alike can follow at home, with no equipment! Taking a slightly different approach to ski fitness, the series focuses on the bio-mechanics of skiing, ...
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X-Life Online - Getting Skiers Back to Their BEST! Expert Ski Instructor, Ski Fitness, Online Ski-Fit

Mimic Skiing to Stay in Shape Over the Summer!

As Niseko Black’s Head Ski Trainer and Action Sports Conditioning Pro I’ve been asked to put together an off-season program of fitness, specifically focused on skiing, that snow-pro’s and ski clients alike can follow at home, with no equipment! Taking a slightly different approach to ski fitness, the series focuses on the bio-mechanics of skiing, ...
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X = Ski-Fit Freebies

X = SKI-FIT MOBILITY & STRETCH This 15 minute ski-specific Mobility and Stretch session forms part of the X = Ski-Fit 15 min HIIT video series, created by Niseko Black’s Head Ski Trainer and X-Life’s Master Personal Trainer & Action Sports Conditioning Pro, Bruce T: MORE FREE workouts and other cool STUFF: The rest of ...
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Tips for Conditioning Your Ski Muscles & Avoiding DOMS

The better you prepare your body ahead of your ski holiday, the more you’ll get out of your time in the mountains. This blog explains the importance of – and a few ways for – conditioning ski muscles, prior to heading to the slopes… Skiing uses muscles which are often underused the rest of the year, and ...
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Ski Fitness – Pt.1: Why Bother?!

Thinking about the number of years that I’ve been skiing makes me feel old…past it…over the hill, you might joke. But in my opinion, I’ve never been in better shape than I am now! You see, a few short years ago, I decided to attempt my next level of ski certification, which would (undoubtedly) enable ...
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5 Reasons to Stay Ski-Fit, During The Off-Season

When you return from your ski holiday, it’s a shame to let your ski fitness slide (pun intended!), only to have to build it back up again next time you go away – so why not stay ski-fit off-season? Most of us will have a general fitness regime we keep up (or at least try ...
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Joshua – An Example To Us All!

X-Life is all about health & fitness and as an active member of a growing, revolutionary indoor ski business, I’m often privileged to learn more about our clients and what drives them. Skiplex and X-Life would like to share this following story in an effort to raise awareness for this client’s great cause; long may his health, ...
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Ask the Expert: Should I Try Intermittent Fasting?

Is Intermittent Fasting a good idea? What is it and how is it supposed to work? Science shows it can help burn fat, build muscle, and boost longevity—maybe. If you’re thinking about fasting to get in shape, read this article first. Source: Ask the Expert: Should I Try Intermittent Fasting? | The Beachbody Blog
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How Zigzag Dieting Can Bust a Plateau | The Beachbody Blog

ZigZag diet – fact or fiction? You decide…At this time of year, when resolutions are being broken, perhaps the following article on Beachbody’s blog (the guys who brought us Insanity, P90X etc) could help everyone feel a little better about themselves! ‘Zigzag dieting is the most powerful tool in your nutrition arsenal for breaking through a ...
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Fit to Ski – X-Life at Skiplex

Some great advice to get Ski Fit in the following article from X-Life’s partners at Skiplex… For many people the annual ski holiday involves more physical exertion than any other week of the year. If your job mainly involves sitting at a desk, spending 6 days in a row involved in a sporting activity can ...
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Christmas Survival Guide

Some great advice for the holiday season in this Christmas Survival Guide… It’s official. Holiday season is here. Starting this week health conscious people everywhere are bracing themselves for two solid months of parties, feasts and festivities. It can be overwhelming… Source: Your 9-Step Strategy to Maintain Your Weight During the Holidays
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The Science Behind High Intensity Interval Training – Pt.1 | HIIT Cardio Benefits

By Scott Sowerby  | Personal Trainer BSc Sports Coaching Science High Intensity interval training (HIIT) or Sprint interval training (SIT) is a training method that has garnered a lot of attention within sports science. It has become a recent favourite among fitness professionals (Driver 2012). A lot of articles write about how it should be implemented, but ...
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Body Composition - Blood Analysis

Why Analyse My Blood?

When embarking upon a fitness program, in order to ensure it is safe to do so, any good Personal Trainer will require their clients to undergo a few simple measurements, such as having their blood pressure taken and, of course, recording their client’s height & weight etc. Some trainers may also perform further measurements enabling them to calculate ...
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Get A Health Check Before Starting A Fitness Program!

The X-Life formula is all about results. We believe in methodical, scientific processes & a clear understanding of your starting point leads to the ability to determine your success. A health check provides exactly that. It gives us a baseline from which to progress, with the ability to effectively track & record every success, no matter how small. That’s why ...
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When Is The Best Time To Train And Why?

UK Personal Trainer Jamie Bantleman, on the best time to train: In an ideal world, training in the morning could be suggested to be the best time to train. This is due to the fact that it allows for your body to spend the rest of the day recovering and replenishing what was lost in ...
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