BOOSTING BRAIN FITNESS – UNDERSTANDING THE BRAIN-EXERCISE CONNECTION 18
Apr
2018

BOOSTING BRAIN FITNESS – UNDERSTANDING THE BRAIN-EXERCISE CONNECTION

Neuroplasticity was a relatively unknown term until the 1970s when scientists began accepting the notion that our brain is a not a physiologically static organ, becoming fixed shortly after birth …

Foam Rolling Banner 16
Apr
2018

FOAM ROLLING – EXPLORING THE BENEFITS OF SELF-MYOFASCIAL RELEASE

Foam rolling is a self-myofascial release (SMR) stretching technique that has been embraced throughout the fitness industry. This effective and simple to do technique delivers positive, feel good results. Foam …

13
Apr
2018

Front Squat or Back Squat—Which Should You Choose?

Which is better, the front squat or the back squat? The answer to this ongoing debate depends heavily on the client.
Both the front and back squat movements require hip …

CAN CAFFEINE BOOST SPORTS PERFORMANCE? 11
Apr
2018

CAN CAFFEINE BOOST SPORTS PERFORMANCE?

Can caffeine boost sports performance? Research shows that caffeine is ergogenic—it targets the brain and nervous system to resist fatigue during a workout to increase performance. The key is using …

FITNESS - HOW MUCH ACTIVITY IS ENOUGH? 10
Apr
2018

FITNESS – HOW MUCH ACTIVITY IS ENOUGH?

Before we can begin to answer the question of how much activity is enough, we need to consider what fitness means. Fitness is synonymous with health, our physical condition and …

Do High Protein, Low-Carbohydrate Diets Work? 9
Apr
2018

Do High-Protein, Low-Carbohydrate Diets Work?

The Atkins diet made headlines in November 2002 when researchers from Duke University presented results of a study comparing the Atkins diet to the American Heart Association’s (AHA) low-fat diet …

GIVE ATHLETES THE COMPETITIVE EDGE WITH THE NASM-PES 6
Apr
2018

GIVE ATHLETES THE COMPETITIVE EDGE WITH THE NASM-PES

The NASM Performance Enhancement Specialisation (NASM-PES) was developed to teach fitness professionals how to elevate an athlete’s training to achieve noticeable results while also decreasing the chance for injury. When …

How to prepare for a golf event 6
Apr
2018

HOW TO PREPARE FOR A GOLF EVENT

Today’s typical golfer faces many challenges. Not only are golf courses becoming longer and more difficult, but today’s golfer is actually less prepared to play the game. In today’s automated …

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Mar
2018

What Happens When You Use Protein Shakes?

If you’re an athlete or you train regularly, you might need to increase your intake of protein. Protein helps tired muscles to recover quickly and although it’s a nutrient found …

Counter the challenges of cold weather exercise 19
Mar
2018

COUNTER THE CHALLENGES OF COLD WEATHER EXERCISE

Exercising in the cold can bring about many unique challenges. What are the best strategies to stay safe and prevent some of these potentially life-threatening or at least performance reducing …