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PROGRAM, PLANNING & PURPOSE

A worrying trend we are seeing lately is a lack of planned programming prescription being followed by many Personal Trainers. Many are following the constantly varied approach often touted in fitness media circles. While we would encourage a varied approach to many...

Training Anaerobic Energy Systems for Maximum Results

Periodising training protocols to focus on both the anaerobic energy systems will decrease training time, cause a higher occurrence of Excess Post Exercise Oxygen Consumption and increase aerobic performance! This will help your clients achieve faster results. Raising...

Care About Your Clients

As fitness professionals we’re all passionate about training, learning and discovering new protocols, implementing techniques with clients and living a life free from a desk, or, at least aspiring to do so. As discussed in an earlier post, we as trainers must...

Less Is More

Work Harder Maximise your endocrine response to training by working harder, resting less and keeping a high intensity/density to the work load. With significant loading parameters positive adaptations to all three energy systems can occur. That is, an increase in...

Helping Clients Get Fit

Long Term Goals An individual approaches you (the trainer/strength coach) and asks to help them get fit. Great, a potential new client! What’s next? Tell them how great a trainer you are and how you'll help get them fit faster than anyone else? Or, start a really...

Simple Complex

Get Engaged We're all looking to help our clients achieve their health and fitness goals fast whilst keeping them engaged and introducing them to training protocols they have not encountered before. I'm a firm beliver that for clients with busy lives, high stress...

Focus on EPOC for More Efficient Training

EPOC Excess Post Exercise Oxygen Consumption (EPOC) represents the metabolic cost of oxygen from systemic adjustments to the body following energy expenditure (McArdle, 1996). This 'afterburn' effect will maintain an elevated metabolism for up to 48 hours following...

Scientific Abbreviated Training

S.A.T Should you train for 60 minutes, 45 minutes or 30 minutes when you visit the gym? The answer really will depend on what you are training for. Why are the majority of personal training sessions 1 hour in length? This can often be fiercely debated but did you know...

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