TRAINING TYPES

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...

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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...

Starting Exercise As A Diabetic

If Diabetes affects you or someone you know then it may be common knowledge to yourself that exercise should be a regular habit, however, that is not always the case (1).  If you are exercising regularly, well done and keep it up, but if you're not then it may seem daunting to start! Getting started can be the hardest step,...

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...

A 4 Step Progression for Bigger Stronger Legs

A 4 Step Progression for Bigger Stronger Legs    Back Squat, Front Squat, Leg Press, Deadlifts… You have probably already come across them when trying to find the most optimal leg exercises for muscular growth or strength and there is no doubting these are great exercises. However, a split stance movement can be a great exercise to add to your...

Calistenics For Beginners

Calisthenics for beginners    There's a good chance you have heard of calisthenics but what is it? and what does it mean?   Calisthenics can be translated into ‘strength’ and is generally thought of as the mastery of bodyweight movements to improve health, strength, and physical appearance.   People who do flag poses or perform some sort of cool bodyweight...

No Gym, No Problems

The gym is one of the main places we associate with getting fit. However, while going to the gym is great, it is also possible to achieve our fitness goals outside of a gym environment and in the comfort of your own home. Not being at the gym may seem hard to visualise but knowing where start will be the...

What is Resistance Training?

  Resistance Training or commonly known as weight lifting is a form of exercise that requires you to push, pull or resist against an external force or your own bodyweight. During the performance of exercise muscle contractions are needed to complete the movement and reap the benefits of the movement.    Resistance bands, bodyweight, cable machines and free weights such...

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Cholesterol

Historically cholesterol has been demonised as the main cause of cardiovascular disease. Below are some phrases that may resonate with you; “All cholesterol is bad for you.” “I can’t eat foods high in cholesterol.” Cholesterol is naturally found in the cells of the body and is a waxy fat-like substance. Cholesterol acquired from the diet is commonly found in animal...