Rubix Blog

Rubix Blog

Our team blogs about all things relating to health, wellness and happiness and you'll learn tips on how to balance all the balls in the air, how to create tasty quick meals and tips on becoming a stronger, fitter you!

 


5 FAST Ways to Reduce Muscle Soreness

Quick tips from Exercise Specialist Aidan Cossar

5 FAST Ways to Reduce Muscle Soreness

What Causes Sore Muscles?

Apart from your session with Kate, Toby, or Aidan, muscle soreness occurs due to “microtrauma” of the muscle fibers and connective tissues. I know, it doesn’t sound pretty, but I promise, it’s a completely natural result of the breaking down of muscle that occurs during weight lifting or strenuous training.

These tiny tears cause pain due to the low-level inflammation that occurs as the body works to repair them. This process can take several days, which is why it sometimes takes 24-48 hours for us to feel sore. After this bout of pain, the muscle has fully repaired itself and has become stronger and denser.

Below are some ways to speed up this process and get you back to training faster!

Breaking the Fast...we're talking about breakfast

Breaking the Fast...we're talking about breakfast

Being a Dietitian means we are equipped to prescribe dietary advice, and a crucial element to this, is that we individualise it, hence I do not write generic meal plans for people or sell books with a OSFA approach.

When it comes to breakfast we all would have heard that "it is the most important meal of the day", or that it "kickstarts our metabolism" or that if we don't eat it, we will crash later. For many of us, that may be correct. But for a few of my clients out there, part of their individualised plan is to delay breakfast.

How to get inspired for 2017

How to get inspired for 2017

Welcome to 2017- it's going to be a great year! Unlike most years where we return back to work after a sunsoaked summer, those of us in many parts of NZ have been out of luck. Rain, wind, dull days have dominated our summer so far but let's not lose focus of what's ahead.

Building Strength & Resilience

Building Strength & Resilience

Hi again! It's always the most random places that I get writing inspiration; I need to carry a Dictaphone as I never quite remember my initial story! But I wanted to talk about strength & building resilience in life. This morning I was slogging up some tree-rooty muddy and challenging hills. I'd headed out in the dark with 4 other blokes who were too far ahead to catch. I was huffing. I was hurting. I was thinking grrrrr. But I was doing it. I was achieving those stair climbs. I was satisfied. I was developing strength.

  • Bryan Clements
  • Keegan Murphy
  • Kate Morland
  • Sarah Mafi
  • Toby Morland
  • Bryan Clements
  • Keegan Murphy
  • Kate Morland
  • Sarah Mafi
  • Toby Morland
  • Bryan Clements
    Personal Trainer

    I believe exercise should be enjoyable and enhance your life, not a chore that you have to do to stay healthy. I strive to help my clients move well, function better and feel happier.

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  • Keegan Murphy
    Personal Trainer

    I enjoy and am grateful for the ability to move freely, and that coupled with my passion to help people drives me to help you reach your goals whatever they may be...

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  • Kate Morland
    Dietitian/Nutritionist, Personal Trainer

    “Today is the day" my favourite start of a quote. I am all about taking on challenges, ticking boxes and empowering others around me to do the same. I'm a mum of 4, business owner and keep things real and practical.

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  • Sarah Mafi
    Personal Trainer

    I have grown up playing sport and keeping active. However, it wasn’t until my teenage years I became passionate about health, fitness and everything wellness.

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  • Toby Morland
    Personal Trainer

    I have had the privilege of playing professional rugby for over 10 years, which has played a pretty big part in shaping me into the person I am today.

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