18
May
2018

HEART RATE ZONE METHODOLOGY – WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

Despite growing popularity and adoption of programs incorporating heart rate (HR) zone methodology, the fitness industry in general appears to lack a solid understanding of the scientific facts and limitations to …

18
May
2018

30 MINUTE WORKOUT PROGRAMS FOR BUSY CLIENTS

The biggest excuse people give for not working out is, “I don’t have time!” Of course, as a fitness professional, you know that time is not a viable excuse. We have to …

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May
2018

THE SCIENTIFIC RATIONALE FOR INCORPORATING OLYMPIC WEIGHTLIFTING TO ENHANCE SPORTS PERFORMANCE

Olympic lifts and their variations have long been used as a strengthening technique to enhance sports performance. The use of Olympic weightlifting is evident as regular practice by university and professional …

10
May
2018

World Lupus Day Workout

Today is World Lupus Day! Lupus is just one of 80 different autoimmune diseases in the UK which affects hundreds of thousands of people, including personal trainers and their clients. …

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Apr
2018

DIVING DEEPER INTO THE SQUAT

To this day, we still hear certain squat rules echoed over and over throughout gyms and health clubs by many fitness professionals that often sound contradictory. While some rules emerged …

24
Apr
2018

10 x 10 CIRCUIT FOR ALL FITNESS LEVELS

Partner up and have some fitness fun with family and friends by trying out this 10 x 10 circuit workout which can be completed by just about everyone.
What you’ll …

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 …