Gold Coast Health Blog

  • How Your Body Builds New Muscle

    If you’re like most people out there, then you would like to have bigger, stronger, and more well-defined muscles.

    There ain't no shame in that.

    But have you ever wondered how your body actually creates new muscles in the first place?

    Everyone loves to talk about the best exercises to grow muscles, but nobody talks about how your body actually goes about building those muscles.

    So we decided to do some research into exactly what causes your muscles to grow and how you can go about maximizing your muscle growth when you work out...

  • 5 Must Know Tips For Gaining Huge Size During A Bulk

    Well, well, well, if it isn't that time of the year again...


    One of the most wonderful times of the year if we do say so ourselves. 

    Many people will end up going on a "bulk" during the winter months and that's all well and good.

    However, often times people end up gaining just as much (if not MORE) fat when they are on a "bulk" as they gain muscle. 

    This is all wrong.

    When you are bulking, it is inevitable that you will gain some fat. 

    However your GOAL should be to gain as much muscle as possible and as little fat as possible for the duration of your "bulking cycle" (ideally 12 - 16 weeks).

    While bulking routines come in many different shapes and sizes, many guys will tend to make some simple mistakes here or there which ultimately leads to them not being able to achieve the goals they set out for when they began their bulk.

    Here are 5 simple tips to keep in mind while bulking to make sure that you stay on track throughout your cycle...

  • How To Get In Shape When You "Don't Have The Time"

    We are giving it to you straight.

    We don’t believe that ANYBODY doesn’t have the time to get some productive form of exercise in on a consistent basis.

    With that being said, obviously some people that are busier than others.

    You may have to take care of your family along with your full-time job, or you may have other time consuming obligations that cut into your free time.

    While we typically advise that everyone should train 5x minimum per week, exceptions must be made if you are truly starved for time.

    If You Are Super Crunched For Time Then Do Hybrid Workouts A Few Times Per Week.

    What we mean by "Hybrid Workouts" is...

  • When Are You Too Fat To Bulk?

    For a long time many people have been lead down a path saying that they must excessively overeat to gain muscle.

    This is often referred to as "dirty bulking".

    Many people---convinced that they are "hard gainers"---will then adopt this method and begin eating everything in sight like their life depends on it.

    While eating everything in sight will certainly help you gain weight, the ratios of muscle gain to fat are usually lopsided at best.

    If you gain 40 lbs in 4 months, but only 10 lbs of muscle and 30 lbs of fat, is it worth it?

    A Big Fat NO.

  • How To Cure Unexplained Aches & Pains

    Have you ever suffered from any unexplained aches & pains around your body?

    In the United States alone there are well over 3 million cases of lower back pain reported each year.

    When you think about how many people silently deal with pain, don’t go to a doctor, or have accepted that this pain is a part of their life…

    The amount of people suffering from aches and pains goes up by the millions.

    There is good news however.

    Many of these aches and pains that so many people experience can be dealt with quickly and easily by following the simple technique outlined below.

  • How To Actually Get Abs This Summer

    There’s something about having abs that loudly proclaims "here is a person who is healthy, athletic, and on top of their game."

    However, there is a huge misconception about how to get abs, and how revealing them is done.

    Contrary to popular belief, you already have abs, and if you can’t see them, how many crunches you do during each workout is almost completely irrelevant as to why.

    This is because even if you know how to train your abs, it will do nothing about...

  • The 3 B's Of Bodybuilding

    Today let's talk about the 3 B's of Bodybuilding.

    We recently got asked for some advice when it came to lifting weights and building muscle.

    They wanted to know which programs to do, how much protein to eat, and what the best lifts were for maximize muscle growth.

    While those are all good questions, they're still in the beginner stage of his journey, never having seriously dedicated themselves to the gym before.
  • The Top 5 Reasons Why You Aren't Gaining Muscle

    Do you have trouble gaining and maintaining muscle mass? Have you hit a wall and can't figure out why you are no longer making progress? If this so...
  • Can You Build Muscle Without Squatting, Deadlifting, Or Benching?

    There is a common belief that the foundation of muscular development is largely (or entirely) dependent on your ability to throw up huge amounts of weight on the “big 3” lifts.

    These 3 lifts are the barbell bench press, squat, and deadlift.

    This is a huge myth!

  • The 3 Methods of Muscle Growth

    Building new muscle comes down to 2 main things:

    1. Understanding your body

    2. Recognizing that your lifestyle is going to make-or-break you