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Weight Training: What’s the Big Deal?

Posted in Fitness, Radio National, resistance training with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 27, 2017 by Jarrod Boyle

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This article is the basis for the ABC FM Life Matters segment, ‘The Exercise Room.’

The broadcast can be listened to here.

What is weight training?

Weight training is one form of resistance training. Weights – barbells and dumbells – are the implements that immediately come to mind for most people, but there are a multitude of different tools you can use, all of which will give you a different result. Continue reading

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Goodlife Rapes the Fitness Industry

Posted in Goodlife, Journalism, Observation, Statement of intention with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 29, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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‘He who has suffered you to impose on him, knows you.’

– William Blake,

The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

It is time to dump the bucket. Continue reading

Worshipping at the Temple of Squat

Posted in Fiction, Real Men, Statement of intention, Writing with tags , , on April 8, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

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Greetings Dear Reader,

As you may have noticed, I have undergone a prolonged absence. It has not been because I have been doing other things; rather, an extraordinary occurrence overtook me a month ago and completely sapped me of the desire to write. It wasn’t negative, but so profound I haven’t been able to do much other than go to work. Nothing painful; just dazzling. I may write about it at a later stage.

I am getting back on the horse and starting to produce some essays and the like. In the meantime, I thought I’d post this chapter from the novel I’ve been working on for the last nine months. I’ll have it finished soon and will publish more of it accordingly. I thought to post this today because I went to the gym and engaged in one of my absolute favorite activities; squatting with a barbell across my back. Perhaps you share my enthusiasm. Otherwise, perhaps this piece will give you a doorway into it.

Enjoy. Continue reading

The Power Source: The Squat

Posted in Fitness, Journalism with tags , on August 27, 2012 by Jarrod Boyle

Blitz Magazine, August 2012

The squat, with or without weight, is one of the fundamental movement patterns and is referred to by many as ‘the King of Exercises’. It develops mighty posterior chain strength and can be made more specific, depending on where you position the load. Continue reading

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