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Jan 2021

How Francesco gained 96% strength and lost 6.8kg fat in 4 months

Francesco Mannino, 43, has always enjoyed sports, but he felt strength training was a "boring must". Classic strength training - meaning lifting weights for an hour, 3 times a week, he did in hopes to gain good definition. As a husband, father, and private banker with little time budget, Francesco appreciates the amazing result he has achieved in a very short time - 3 kg of muscle gain and 6.8 kg of fat loss in only 4 months. In a conversation after his second 3D body analysis, Francesco reveals how he achieved this Return on Invested Time and what it means for a man with little time and many client occasions.
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Egle Paulauskaite
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Muscle Gain
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21
Dec 2020

Maximising your power score: the secret to better performance and post workout happiness

Often, we come out of a workout disappointed because the Row output showed -3.4%, Chest Press -7.0%, Pull Down -12.5%, and your all the times most favourite overhead Press -17.9%. Why is that so? And why appreciating the feeling even more than the numbers is so powerful? As the year is coming to an end, it's time to get cozy, relax, and zoom out for that more complete view, reflect, connect the dots, experience a few aha! moments. Become aware and appreciate the experiences that no power score on the screen could ever capture. Discover the richness that goes beyond the numbers – the richness of the felt experience of those 20 minutes every week trying to increase your strength.
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Egle Paulauskaite
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Wellbeing
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4
Dec 2020

Release tension in 6 Minutes: How to stretch, warm-up and breathe correctly

Why has it been recommended for so many years to warm-up before exercise and to stretch afterward with a "threat" your muscles would "shorten"? The musculature cannot shorten. Instead, it gets tense and cramped. This is how the so-called fascial adhesions occur. Now, let's get into a comfortable stretch pose and talk about when and how to stretch and warm-up correctly. It's a SPA for your body and I promise you'll learn to truly enjoy stretching. Warm-up? You don't need any before AURUM workout. Here's why.
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Maxine Lüthi
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Wellbeing
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4
Sep 2020

Op-Ed: Fit(necessity)

Newly discovered tribe in the Amazon rainforest, untouched by western civilization until now", the news anchor reports. Accompanied by pictures of men in loincloths with spears. Think about it, what is the picture in your head? They are extremely ripped, aren´t they? Why is that? And don´t give me the "they have a low-calorie diet" myth. Humans are gourmets, independent of which civilization level they are in. They have enough calories. That´s not the reason. Why are they so effortlessly fit? Read why here.
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Julian Massler
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Wellbeing
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