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Cardiorespiratory Fitness & Client Health
15 May, 2024 • Personal Training /

Cardiorespiratory Fitness & Client Health

The comprehensive study by Lang et al. (2024) offers invaluable insights for fitness professionals, illustrating the substantial benefits of improved cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) on health outcomes. This article will discuss the implications of these findings, suggest practical applications, and provide a periodised training programme that personal trainers can adapt for…

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The Power of HIIT During the Menstrual Cycle
29 Apr, 2024 • Personal Training /

The Power of HIIT During the Menstrual Cycle

High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) has emerged as a popular and effective form of exercise for individuals seeking efficient workouts with significant health benefits. However, recent studies have shed light on the potential influence of the menstrual cycle on women’s responses to HIIT, prompting fitness professionals to reevaluate training strategies to…

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Testosterone and Metabolic Health in Middle-Aged Men
29 Apr, 2024 • Personal Training /

Testosterone and Metabolic Health in Middle-Aged Men

As men age, maintaining healthy testosterone levels becomes crucial for preserving muscle mass, bone density, and overall vitality. Testosterone, a key hormone that peaks during early adulthood, gradually declines as men enter middle age, leading to potential adverse effects on metabolic health, physical performance, and quality of life. Given these…

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Body Composition and Cardiometabolic Health During Menopause
26 Apr, 2024 • Personal Training /

Body Composition and Cardiometabolic Health During Menopause

In a recent study titled “Body Composition and Cardiometabolic Health Across the Menopause Transition,” valuable insights have been offered that highlight critical health transformations women undergo during menopause. This research is particularly insightful for fitness professionals who specialise in women’s health, offering a blueprint on how to tailor fitness programmes…

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Diet & Exercise in Post-Menopause
25 Apr, 2024 • Personal Training /

Diet & Exercise in Post-Menopause

Diet & Exercise in Post-Menopause The study titled “Effects of combined dietary intervention and physical-cognitive exercise on cognitive function and cardiometabolic health of postmenopausal women with obesity: a randomised controlled trial“, conducted by Puntarik Keawtep and colleagues, provides valuable insights into the health benefits of proper nutrition and strength training…

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Hamstring Training for Optimal Hypertrophy
12 Apr, 2024 • Personal Training /

Hamstring Training for Optimal Hypertrophy

The pursuit of muscle hypertrophy, particularly in targeting specific muscle groups like the hamstrings, is a common goal among fitness enthusiasts. The study, “Individual distribution of muscle hypertrophy among hamstring muscle heads: Adding muscle volume where you need is not so simple“, provides valuable insights into the complexities of achieving…

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Warm Ups for Optimised Performance
12 Apr, 2024 • Personal Training /

Warm Ups for Optimised Performance

In the realm of athletics, particularly for sprinters, the effectiveness of warm-up routines is paramount to achieving peak performance. The study, “Impact of Warm-Up Methods on Strength-Speed for Sprinters in Athletics: A Mini Review” by E Herrera and C Osorio-Fuentealba, published in Frontiers in Sports and Active Living in 2024,…

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Navigating Women's Health in Exercise
12 Apr, 2024 • Personal Training /

Navigating Women’s Health in Exercise

Navigating Women’s Health in Exercise In the dynamic world of fitness and health, understanding the nuanced needs of clients is paramount for effective training. A seminal study titled “Thermal Physiology is a (wo)man’s world!” by D Filingeri, H Blount, and J Ward shines a spotlight on the intricate interplay between…

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Insights from Bicep Curl Training in Untrained Women
5 Apr, 2024 • Personal Training /

Insights from Bicep Curl Training in Untrained Women

The study “Electromyographic activation and performance analysis during three sets of bicep curl exercises among untrained women” provides crucial insights into how novice female trainees respond to one of the most fundamental resistance training exercises. This article aims to translate the study’s findings into practical applications for personal trainers and…

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Shoulder Injury Prevention in Strength Training
5 Apr, 2024 • Personal Training /

Shoulder Injury Prevention in Strength Training

Shoulder Injury Prevention in Strength Training As fitness and strength training continue to rise in popularity, so does the prevalence of musculoskeletal injuries, particularly in the shoulder—a crucial joint that bears a significant load during various exercises. The comprehensive study by Lisa Noteboom, titled “Injury prevention in fitness and strength…

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