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9 Entries Found with Category = Programming
  • One of the most contentious issues in stretching is whether to stretch before exercise or not. With strong evidence both for and against both options, it’s easy to understand people’s confusion.

  • Written By

    Jeremy Boyd

    Category

    Personal Training, Programming

    Posted On

    5 June 2014

    With the growth of the Internet and the ever increasingly diverse amount of information, understanding how to program effectively for clients seems to be becoming more confusing rather than less. In fact, visit most commercial sites and you’ll find articles talking about the conjugate method and it’s value in strength training, post activation potentiation (PAP) and it’s importance for power development and the importance of rest periods specified to the nearest second to maintain metabolic stimulus.

  • Written By

    Jeremy Boyd

    Category

    Personal Training, Programming, Rehabilitation

    Posted On

    22 May 2014

    In recent years, shoulder pain has become more and more common in fitness enthusiasts. Historically, it was more common in men and typically the result of too great a bias towards training the upper body (every day is chest day syndrome). Now however, it’s becoming more and more common and it’s not entirely down to training your chest too much.

  • Written By

    Richard Scrivener

    Category

    Personal Training, Programming

    Posted On

    20 May 2014

    For many years Personal Trainers, sports teams and gym goers alike have all, at least at one point in time, used Tabata training. The recipient on the end of a Tabata workout knows exactly what’s in store for him/her: 4 minutes of ‘unpleasantness’, in the form of high intensity exercise with the well-established arrangement of 20 seconds work and 10 seconds of rest. Many variations of the Tabata workout have been performed over the years, some using equipment such as kettlebells, some running multiple rounds of the 4 minute protocol and some using traditional loaded resistance exercises like squats and presses. But what really is Tabata?

  • Written By

    Richard Scrivener

    Category

    Personal Training, Programming

    Posted On

    20 May 2014

    The ‘metabolic rate’ is often cited as an important factor when it comes to energy expenditure; furthermore High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is reported to increase metabolic rate above that of other forms of training, such as steady state or longer, slower cardiovascular training.

  • Written By

    Jeremy Boyd

    Category

    Personal Training, Programming

    Posted On

    20 May 2014

    One of the challenges facing the average exerciser today is the sheer variety of exercise options available to them. Part of the confusion regarding what type of exercise to partake in is the supposed benefits. Additionally, certain types of exercise promise greater, quicker or better results than others.

  • Written By

    Jeremy Boyd

    Category

    Personal Training, Programming

    Posted On

    20 May 2014

    Over the last 5 years or so, there’s been a definite movement away from traditional steady state cardiovascular exercise in the fitness community. As a result, like almost everything health and fitness related, there’s divided opinion on whether it’s any good for you and if it is, what it’s good for.

  • Written By

    Hazel Goudie

    Category

    Personal Training, Programming, Rehabilitation

    Posted On

    21 November 2013

    Which muscles does the exercise target? The barbell upright row works both on the back muscles and shoulder muscles. The main muscles targeted are the trapezius and the deltoids.

  • Written By

    Jeremy Boyd

    Category

    Personal Training, Programming

    Posted On

    21 November 2013

    One of the most under-managed and as a result under utilised components of resistance training is time under tension. Even those that factor it in as a variable to their programme design, often fail to understand the significance of the term or its real world application