TRAINING TYPES

Workout Considerations When An Individual Has Rounded Shoulders

  Rounded shoulders are a common postural issue even with fitness enthusiasts and muscle imbalances can contribute to rounded shoulders (1). The nature of how we workout can influence our postures, therefore it's important to understand what muscles would benefit...

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3 Exercises For Strong Hamstrings

  Developing the hamstring muscles will provide a complete aesthetic look to the back of the leg, but will also deliver benefits in athletic performance injury prevention. The hamstrings consist of three muscles, Semitendinosus, Bicep Femoris, and Semimembranosus, which perform knee flexion (heel towards the buttocks) in a concentric action and also assist the glutes in hip extension (backward movement...

What is Interval Training?

  Interval training is a type of cardiovascular exercise that is split up into a high intensity exercise for a set period of time followed by a lower intensity recovery time period. Due to the high bouts of intensity that occur during this type of exercise, sessions are shorter to equate to the higher demands of energy. Example Stationary Bike...

What Is Cardiovascular Training?

  Cardiovascular training is physical exercise that benefits the circulatory system otherwise known as the cardiovascular system. The cardiovascular system is made up of the heart, lungs and connecting blood vessels, therefore when you perform this type of training you are essentially training the system to become stronger and more efficient, making it an important area to train to help...

The Benefits Of Full Body Splits

  For decades, single muscle group body splits have become the go-to training method and thought to be the most optimal. The body part split can be a great tool for many but should we be performing full-body sessions instead? Ignoring full body splits at some point in your training career could mean you're missing out on many potential benefits....

The Benefits Of A Progressive Training Program
The Benefits Of A Progressive Training Program

Most training programs are designed in a linear style model were generally speaking as the weeks go on, the training program gets relatively harder. This can be done by manipulating variables such as volume (sets & reps performed) and intensity (weight/ load lifted) (1). Unlike the linear progression of changing variables less often such as monthly increases in intensity and...

One Simple Tip to Improve Your Training Results

  Prioritisation A simple but yet overlooked technique is choosing an exercise or muscle group and placing it first in the workout. It may seem like common sense, however, its commonly seen that an individual may want to grow a particular muscle group, but they don't train the muscle group until the halfway or end of the workout. The same...

Maximise Your Results In Under An Hour

  For many people, spending time in the gym is hard enough due to other commitments and the consistent thought of we don’t have enough time to workout is highly evident. However, getting a good workout in under an hour is achievable and it can be done by using alternative techniques. Training should still focus on the principles of progressive...

Is Training to Failure Necessary For Muscle Growth

  For many individuals working hard is a necessity when muscle growth is the goal, but is training to failure necessary? Firstly, training to failure can be defined as when the muscle can’t produce any more force to control a given load (1). The most important question to ask should be, is training to failure suitable for me? Not the...