All Posts by Johan Palsson

I wore a bandana

So there I was. Driving my own speed boat, t-shirt on and bandana! on head. I wasn’t even bald yet, the bandana was a fashion statement. I was truly in to hip hop in my teens and at this stage, I was 17 years old, driving my own speed boat, boom box on full volume blasting […]

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My #1 exercise

Is it a crunch? Is it a push up? Could it be the burpee?Maybe it’s jogging? As long as you’re in the “fat burning zone” right?Well all of those exercises has their place and can definitely help with fat loss, however i believe one other exercise trumps all others. It’s not necessarily seen as a […]

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Double weight gain next 12 months

​ Let’s say you want to lose weight. I’m guessing you’re not satisfied with the weight gain you’ve had in the last 12 months. You’ve gained an unwanted amount of excess fat and your jeans are getting tight. You don’t want to buy new clothes, not necessarily for the money, but because you’ve never been […]

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Straight line to fat loss

Fat loss is easy. Fat loss is simple. You should have a straight line from your start to your goal, this way you’ll get there in the quickest possible way.We all know it’s not like that though. Fat loss is simple but not easy. It’s going to be hard work, you are going to have […]

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Winter Challenges

The cold and dark always make people hibernate. Always. You will feel like training is the last thing you have to worry about. No need, you have 8 months before the jumpers need to come off, training can come later. I mean, this is if the only thing we train for is to look good. […]

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Keep the muscles guessing

This is another ‘fact’we’ve heard, that we need to keep the body guessing to not hit plateaus. Problem is, you also keep your mind guessing and your training won’t be as effective. You need to mix the training up but not every session. Those of you that train with me know that we do mix […]

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Apples made me fat

Said no one. Ever. When was the last time you heard someone say they got fat from eating fruit? “My apple addiction is killing my fat loss” “Beach season is nearly here, I better cut down on my banana intake” Most likely you havenät heard anyone say this, but you can still hear people tell […]

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The bikini body controversy

How do you get a bikini body?We’ve all thought about it and a lot of us have seen this pic.This is fantastic. I agree with this. Everyone can put a bikini on and that’s it, bikini body sorted.When I think of it a little deeper though, this doesn’t work for most people. It works in […]

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Success Story – Mike Ambler

Mike dropped around 5 kilos during our 28 Day Transformation Challenge last year and it made him hungry (not literally) for even better results. He’s continued to train with BIG 5 and is moving forward constantly. To make an even bigger impact on his physique, Mike has asked for a personalized fitness program to follow outside […]

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I train like a girl

Hey, Johan here. For some reason girls and women have always thought that as a female, you should lift light weights many times or only do traditional cardio or body weight exercises. This would apparently make you “toned” and lose weight. If someone can explain to me what they mean by toned, that would be greatly […]

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