Burn 1000 Bootcamp Articles

Knowledge is power, and the more you know, the better your results will be. Please choose from the menu our TRAINING, NUTRITION and MINDSET articles

ARE YOU THE BERNIE TOMIC OF BOOTCAMP?

Firstly, I’m a little bit embarrassed to say I’ve started watching I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here. Normally I hate cheesy reality shows, but I like the look of some of the contestants this year (particularly Anthony Mundine, Josh Gibson, and of course the man in...

GET RICH QUICK SCHEMES

Homer Simpson:  "After years of disappointment with 'Get Rich Quick' schemes, I KNOW i'm going to get rich with this scheme, and QUICK!"   I quite often like quoting Homer Simpson in my articles, firstly because i'm an enormous Simpsons fan, but secondly because if...

NO DICKHEADS POLICY

The Sydney Swans have been very transparent with a culture policy they have implemented at their club over the past 15yrs. This has been commonly known as the "No Dickhead's Policy". There are many great players in the AFL to choose from. Some of them have silky...

Stages of Learning – Know Where You’re At

Some of us pick things up faster than others.  To some, learning a new exercise or nutrition tip seems natural, done with ease.  Others it takes a little while longer to sink in.  It is important to recognise where you are in the stages of learning, so you can...

DO YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TRAINING PARTNER?

There is no doubt that having a good training partner can help your performance at bootcamp or in the gym.  The benefits of having an exercise buddy include: Motivating you during a set to do more reps Someone to compete against and compare your own performance...

Rate of Perceived Exertion

Everyone has different fitness levels, and will achieve different weight lifts, different speed runs, more reps and less rest to achieve the same levels of exertion.  For those just starting out, you don’t need to do anywhere near as much to have the same level of...

The Best Line in the Worst Movie

The Rocky series is one of the better movie franchises ever made, I remember the first time I watched them, I was at home and I finished Rocky 3 and Rocky 4 in succession, at around 2am. It was at this point I immediately dropped down and did about 200 push ups with...

Diet Wheel of Fortune

Remember the game show that used to be on every afternoon, Wheel of Fortune?  For my younger readers (or people who just didn’t like game shows or Baby John Burgess), the basic premise of Wheel of Fortune was that there was a big wheel the contestants spun, there were...

The Low GI Myth

Yesterday someone asked me about their carbohydrate intake, and said they were now going to start a low GI carb diet.  “Excellent!”, I said.  However there is one caveat with a low GI diet that is very important for everyone to know. The biggest myth with low GI diets...

New Shoe Review

A question I get asked often is what is the best type of footwear for general fitness training, gym work and the occasional run?  If you’re looking to do something more specific – marathons, Olympic lifting etc, there are specific shoes for that sport, however for...

Get Your Priorities Right

This is where you’re expecting me to shout “Make exercise a priority!  Put everything else to the side and go for a run!” Wrong Don’t get me wrong, I’m definitely going to suggest you should place a higher priority on your training and nutrition, however understanding...

Interval Training (HIIT)

What is is, what it isn't, and why you should do it You've probably heard the term HIIT before. I probably mentioned it to you myself. What the hell is it, and why should you do it? HIIT - High Intensity Interval Training. It refers to splitting your working into...

What Makes a Good Bootcamp?

Bootcamps are fast becoming one of the most popular methods to exercise, with a lot of people escaping the structured routine of the gym environment to train in the outdoors.  While some people get amazing results from bootcamp, others do not, quite often ending in...

To change your world, you need to change yourself

Someone said to me today that she was having trouble with her weight. She felt that she was actually GAINING weight, despite the training she had been putting in with Burn 1000 bootcamp. She currently trains 3x per week with us. I said to her we should have a look at...