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Back Pain Treatment Melbourne | Hadfield | PVH&Fitness

How to fix a sore back? What it’s going to take?

Fixing Back pain! A Little History Back pain of some sort is going to plague just about all of us at some point during our lives. I first encountered a client with a terrible back injury in the early 2000’s. To say I tried my hardest not to make her condition any worse, with minimal … Read more

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No Pain No Gain | Melbourne | PVHFitness

No Pain, No Gain! Really?

No Pain, No Gain! It’s a catch cry repeated over and over again in the fitness industry. No pain, no gain! But is it really the way to go? The idea is simple. Push your body to get stronger, to get fitter. By pushing the body you are forcing it to adapt, and that results … Read more

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If You Have Sciatic Pain, Don’t Do These 3 Things!

Sciatic Pain Part 1 The three stretches prescribed by physicians that you don’t want to do for Sciatic Pain! To say that I have been working with healthy and unhealthy spines for some time now would be a fair comment. Some twenty years in fact. To understand what not to do, we need to know … Read more

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Motivation is BS | Getting stuff done | PVH Fitness

Motivation is BS!

Motivation is not the Answer If you’re waiting on motivation to kick in before working on achieving your goals, you’re screwed before you start! Why? Well because, not to sugar coat it, motivation is BS! It’s flaky. It’s unreliable. It’s a concept that will desert you at the very first opportunity. Here’s the deal. No … Read more

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Intemittent Fasting Melbourne | PVH Fitness

Fasting: health benefits and risks

Intermittent Fasting When people talk about fasting, they commonly associate it with the month of Ramadan. Billions of Muslims engage in this declaration of faith every year. It involves abstaining from food and drink from dawn until dusk. While fasting for Ramadan is a spiritual practice, many people now choose to fast with the belief … Read more

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Where does the fat go when you lose weight? | PVH Fitness

Where does all the fat go when you lose weight?

So, you’ve “lost” five kilograms. But where did the fat go? The common assumption is that fat is converted into heat or energy. This is where we get the term “burned” from. In actuality you breathe out fat in the form of carbon dioxide. Says research from Australia’s University of New South Wales. “[Lost mass] … Read more

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Can strength training & stabilising your lower back help with the symptoms of Endometriosis?

A fair percentage of my female clients suffer from endometrial type symptoms. Endometriosis and its associated issues is a normal part of a women’s menstrual cycle. It’s a part of the physiological function of a woman. Inflammation is a very natural part of that process. What isn’t a normal part of the process is an … Read more

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Bio Hacking | Melbourne | PVH Fitness

Biohacking – Getting the most out of ourselves

Before I start if the title hasn’t given it away yet, “biohacking” is essentially a fancy word for self-improvement. In this blog I’ll go a bit more in depth to what that really means. First and foremost, what you put into your body has an ENORMOUS impact on how you feel. As humans, we are … Read more

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Importance of Mobility | Personal Trainer Melbourne | PVHFitness

The Importance of Mobility

On the Importance of Mobility Being mobile is an important part of being and feeling healthy. Being able to move freely through a full range of movement reduces the risk of injury when you do have to pick up a heavy object (like a squirming child or a couch) or move through a full range … Read more

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How do I get rid of my Man Boobs! | Personal Trainer Melbourne | PVH Fitness

How do I get rid of my Man Boobs!?

So, will using the bench press get rid of my Man Boobs? What about push ups? I must admit, after almost 20 years in the job I was reluctant to write this article. I felt that speaking about something like this was too simplistic in a way. It’s only when speaking to our strength coach … Read more

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