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How to Add High Intensity Interval Training to Your Workouts

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High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), otherwise known as High Intensity Training (HIT), or simply Interval Training is all the rage in the fitness industry and has been for quite a few years.

People have left behind traditional cardio programs in their droves to concentrate more on working hard for not too long instead. It doesn’t mean these more traditional cardio methods do not have merit or a place in someone’s program (they often do and can) but, let’s face it, in this day and age, clients often want the biggest bang for their buck while in the gym with their trainers, and HIIT often delivers.

So, why does it work and how should you use it?

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How to Achieve Good Posture

How to Achieve Good Posture

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This week we’re sharing information all about posture – what makes good posture and strategies to understand and correct poor posture.

As trainers, we’re always ensuring clients are in good positions when performing their exercises. The reality is they should be in good postural positions pretty much all the time.

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Resistance Band Exercises and Protips!

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This week we’re sharing a bunch of information on a useful but rarely ever seen piece of equipment at many gyms, the resistance band.

Whatever shape or size the bands are, be they giant rubber bands or long rubber bands with (or without!) handles at each end, they take up little room, don’t cost much, are incredibly portable and useful for all sorts of strength and mobility exercises for a wide range of client types.

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Working with Beginners

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As trainers, many of you will be spending a fair bit of time with people that are, in some way or another, beginners. And we know some of you are beginners yourselves when it comes to training people!

Here’s a series of posts to help with considering their problems, building appropriate programs, concentrating on muscle building, fixing mistakes early on, and things to consider for your own career.

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The Turkish Get Up

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After our all video post last week, we’re going back to covering just one theme, and this week that’s concentrating on just one exercise, the Turkish Get Up. We’ve only mentioned this glorious exercise once before on our blog and so we thought it time to give this truly excellent exercise a little more love.

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Intermittent Fasting, Ketogenic Diets, Carbs, Blood Sugar Lies & Poop!

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I don’t know about you guys but nutrition was a big part of the work I did with clients, and it’s all part of a picture that’s a lot more complicated than being told to “eat less” (and move more!).

So this week we’re sharing a comment on an intermittent fasting study, an introduction to ketogenic diets, a detailed look at carbohydrates, whether blood glucose levels affect satiety and hunger and, everyone’s favourite, poop ????!

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