RESISTANCE TRAINING

Read This Before Starting Your New Workout Program

  Whether you're new to weightlifting or you have been training consistently for years, there are some steps worth considering before diving straight into a new workout program!  The following categories are not permanently set. Your individual progress and consistency...

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Why You Should Add Suspension Training to Your Workouts

Is it worth dedicating some part of your training to the suspension methods? Are they worth the time and effort?    Regression Time and time again individuals will try and progress their training without the sufficient baseline stability and strength. Resutling in a false sense of progression and an increased risk of  injury. Bodyweight movements may seem easy but they can...

Over 40 And Returning To The Gym?

So, you're serious about starting the gym or getting back to it after a lockdown or a long lay-off from training.  It's so easy to either get a little too excited and do way too much too soon or more commonly, begin training with no plan whatsoever. Let’s take a look at why resuming or beginning resistance training in particular...

Rest Periods For Muscular Endurance

Rest periods are an important variable that can change the purpose of the exercise or session with great effect. Along with time or reps performed, the amount of time you rest during training for muscular endurance is shorter than the rest periods for muscle growth and strength training.   Aerobic Metabolism is the most efficient method used by the body...

Is Stability important For Training?

Stability is pivotal to your performance no matter what type of movement your undertaking. Whether that's in the gym, on the sports field, or walking up the stairs. Without stability we are reducing our ability to maximise training potential and increasing the risk of injury. What is Stability  Firstly, passive stability refers to the joint stability provided by non-contractile parts...

Should Women Train Differently To Men?

In most cases the answer is yes but the answer requires more context and more information on the potential reasons why.    There are some principles within training that should apply to everyone no matter the gender and there are some myths that need debunking along the way. Training hard is relative to the individual but sometimes there's the narrative...

Unilateral Training

If your goal is to grow muscle, get fit, reduce injury risk or to enhance your athletic ability, unilateral training is essential.  So what is Unilateral Training? Unilateral Training is the performance of exercises that are single-arm or single-leg movements. Whether you are advanced or new to training, Unilateral Training should be a part of your training program! Why is...

Reduced Mobility - Exercise Tips

Exercise is important for maintaining a healthy lifestyle, but for one reason or another you may have stopped exercising. A common reason with many individuals is lack of confidence due to having reduced mobility. This may have stemmed from an injury, weight gain or old age for example, but hopefully, after reading this, you will have a sense of hope...

Static Stretching During a Warm Up. Good or Bad?

Firstly the main type of stretching highlighted in this article is the use of static stretching within a warm up and specifically referring to static passive stretching.  Static passive stretching or relaxed stretching is simply when we perform a stretch with no movement at a joint and no activation at a muscle. Think of grabbing a post with your arm...

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