Hi Team, we have had a Casio G-SHOCK watch handed into our lost and found (this thing is pretty fancy). If you believe it is yours please shoot us a message with the color of the watch, so that we can confirm it's yours. ... See MoreSee Less
Carbon Health and Performances very own high-intensity circuit training class for all fitness levels is back for the final term of 2017. Class term is 9 weeks with the last class being run on Wednesday 13th of December. ~Pricing~ Members $45 Non Members $72 Casual class: $10 ... See MoreSee Less
Hi Team, Quick Tip Tuesday is taking a little break over the holidays. Never fear as here is a lower body blast workout from our resident lower body expert Leigh.
This workout is a circuit based workout that is completed for 3 total rounds across 8 exercises for 12 reps a piece.
To begin start with exercise 1 a) and complete for 12 reps and then move onto the next exercise straight away, then continue in this fashion until you reach exercise 1 h), this is one round, take a short 45-second break and repeat 2 more times.
If you need a hand with any of these exercises, come and see us! ... See MoreSee Less
Ignite Your Fat Loss With H.I.I.T Hello Carbonites and welcome along to Quick Tip Tuesday. This video series is designed to help you make the most out of your time at Carbon, we will be covering a wide range of topics relating to training, nutrition and well-being. In today’s video I will be introducing you to the world of High-Intensity Interval Training, so if you are over the steady state cardio and want to turbocharge your fat loss and increase your VO2 them H.I.I.T is for you.
So why should you add H.I.I.T to your training regime? Well some of the major benefits of H.I.I.T are: • Its quick - you can be done and dusted with your H.I.I.T in roughly 15 minutes
• A better body composition - Because HIIT is completed in short bursts it prevents catabolic states from arising and eating into your hard earned muscle tissue, but at the same time causes a strong fat burning effect.
• An increase in Metabolism - Your metabolism can potentially be increased for the next 48 hours, helping to burn around 50% more fat overall than steady-state cardio.
• Greater excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC) also known as the afterburn effect: oxygen is consumed in greater amounts for a certain period of time after HIIT. This causes up to 9 times more fat being burned while in a resting state.
• An increase in Fitness - H.I.I.T will aid in increasing your VO2 max, which in turn leads to a better anaerobic capacity and a higher lactic acid threshold.
The great think about H.I.I.T is that it can be applied to nearly all modes of exercise, and in today’s video I show you a beginner’s sample routine that you can get stuck into and add into your training regime today!
Big thanks to Leanne, Luke and Josiah for lending me their time today. ... See MoreSee Less
Carbon is pleased to announce, we have changed our supplement supplier to Scorpion Supplements of Christchurch. We have just landed our first shipment of Scorpion Whey Protein and currently we have Chocolate Milkshake, Vanilla Ice Cream, Banana Blast, Cookies & Cream and the awesome tasting Hokey Pokey flavors available (with plenty more options to come) and at $45 per KG this stuff is cheap. A serving of Scorpion Whey Protein packs 30+ grams of protein (when mixed with trim milk), 5 grams of BCAA’s (the building blocks of muscle) and 4 grams of Glutamine (great for recovery and preventing muscle breakdown) per serve! So to celebrate the first three people into grab a KG of Scorpion protein will receive a free 400ml Scorpion Shaker! Get in quick. ... See MoreSee Less
Hi Team, Chan's Martial Arts will be hosting a Women's Self Defence class at the Killinchy Hall on Saturday the 30th of September, the class will run from 1 - 3pm. This is a cheap as chips class that only costs $5 per person, so come along and learn some skills that you can use in real-world situations if the situation requires it. ... See MoreSee Less
Sorry team, no video this week as my youngest son went into the hospital for a little operation last week (don't worry all is well) and I ran out of time. However, this experience did get me thinking about a recent conversation with a good buddy of mine that reminded me of how mystifying it can be to judge how much water you should be taking on board on a daily basis especially with there being so many different schools of thought on the matter. We have all probably heard at some stage “you must drink 2 litres a day” or “8 full glasses of water is a must”, however, there are a lot of factors that we need to take into account to truly work out how much water we require on a daily basis. Some of these factors include the environment we live in, as a humid or hot environment will cause us to sweat more, have we exercised recently, as we all know when we do anything that requires a moderate degree of physical exertion we sweat, our overall health as your body will lose fluid when it is run down, has a fever or a server stomach bug. Whilst the 8 glasses or 2 litres a day of water are good measurements to follow and a good target to reach for, they are still to a degree inaccurate due to the above and don’t take into account the water that we get from foods that are high in water, examples of these would be fruit and veggies like cucumber, watermelon, lettuce etc. So at the end of the day common sense prevails, drink water when you are feeling thirsty or exercising, eat your vegetables and fruit and you will find adequate hydration is achievable. However, if all of this still seems too much we all have a built-in measurement of our hydration levels and that is the colour of our pee! That’s right the colour of your urine is important and the attached image couldn’t be more self-explanatory, if the colour of your urine falls into the “hydrated" bracket you are good to go, keep doing what you are doing, if the colour of your urine falls into the "dehydrated" bracket you need to drink more water as soon as possible and finally if the colour of your urine falls into the "extremely dehydrated" bracket take on some water and consult your doctor as the colour of the urine could be an alarm bell for an underlying issues with your health. Now there is a caveat to this test and that is if you are taking a multivitamin supplement this can change the colour of your urine for several hours, so again use common sense. ... See MoreSee Less
10 Minute Stir Fry without the guilt. Hello Carbonites and welcome along to Quick Tip Tuesday. This video series is designed to help you make the most out of your time at Carbon, we will be covering a wide range of topics relating to training, nutrition and well-being.
In this week's video, I show you that quick, delicious and healthy meals are very possible. The good thing about this weeks recipe is it can be adjusted to suit the individual as all ingredients can be swapped out for what ever your taste pallet desires.
If you have any questions about this weeks video or have a topic you would like us to cover drop us a line. ... See MoreSee Less
Half Plate Weight's Do Exist Hello Carbonites and welcome along to Quick Tip Tuesday. This video series is designed to help you make the most out of your time at Carbon, we will be covering a wide range of topics relating to training, nutrition and well-being.
This weeks video is a continuation on from last weeks video which was about how to recognize when you are ready to start adding more weight. Here at Carbon gym we have a pretty extensive range of pin loaded machines which either utilize 10-pound or 15-pound plate weights which can some times be too big of a jump in weight when it comes to progressing to the next level. Never fear in this weeks video I show you a simple way to add a half plate weight to keep you moving in the right direction. ... See MoreSee Less