STRENGTH TRAINING

Rest Periods For Strength Training

When the goal is to get stronger, increasing the amount of load lifted over time is what we need to be able to achieve. Lifting between 1-6 reps of heavier loads makes up the majority of strength training.    When...

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Your Health & Grip Strength

  Have you ever had poor health or poor mobility? Do you ever think about your current state of health? …. have you ever considered that your grip strength could be an indicator of poor health?   Grip strength has become an easy and accurate method to measure your current health status.    In a Study that took place Between...

Strength Training for Runners

Running is the foundation for many sports and daily activities, therefore becoming relatively good at it will have its benefits. If you're a recreational runner or a competitive runner performance can always enhanced. Run More to Improve Your Running Abilities? Having a regular running routine will improve cardiovascular fitness and muscular endurance. This may occur when someone is new to...

Rule Out Running Pain

  During running, it is very common to experience pain in the knees and other areas throughout the legs. The majority of runners at some point or another will experience one or more of the following conditions. Commonly, they will do nothing about it, fear the worse or stop running altogether. Depending on the location of the pain, try some...

Lose Fat - Gain Weight

  Shred Body Fat Without Losing Weight   Often we become hung up on the term "weight," and we are always looking to lose weight. What we most desire is to improve our physique for aesthetic and/or health reasons, and weight itself is but a number on the scales. Should we care if your body shape is improving, but the...

3 Exercises for Wide Shoulders

  Achieving wide shoulders is a goal for many fitness enthusiasts. Firstly, understanding the muscle that is culpable in creating wide shoulders is essential before choosing any exercises. Three muscles make up the aesthetics of the shoulder, the anterior (front), medial (middle) and the posterior (rear) (1). To create a broader look to the shoulder, developing the medial deltoid should...

Fix Rounded Shoulders

  One of the biggest postural issues is consistently having rounded shoulders and due to poor posture, muscle imbalances and lack of thoracic mobility being big causations of this posture (1), it becomes an increasingly harder task to fix. Habits can contribute to a lot of postural issues and with these being highly prevalent in modern society, reversing the effects...

Focus on Sleep to Optimise Your Results

  The Impact on Training Firstly, quality of sleep is getting enough of it at the right times and without it performance related factors such as concentration, mood and response time are affected (1). The issues don't remain just cognitive, but also translates directly into physiological issues such as the possibility of muscle strength decrements. In addition, good sleep quality...

Adding More Workout Volume

  The age old saying that ‘more isn’t always better’ can also be applied to your workout volume (weight x reps x sets), but with volume being widely known to be one of the key drivers of muscle growth (1) how does that saying apply? How Can This Apply To Volume? One factor that is commonly overlooked when volume is...

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