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?
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.
These incredibly useful devices come in various guises, the most famous probably being the TRX, and you can make your own for very little money. Whether you’re training one person or a group, suspension strap training is a really useful way to get people working out at their level.
Time to discuss Pre & Post Workout Nutrition, otherwise known as Peri Workout Nutrition!
What’s considered (current!) best practice and just how important is it?
Plyometric exercises involve lots of quick, explosive movement to help build strength, speed and power! Often that means jumping, in one form or another.
This week we’re sharing some introductions to plyometrics, example exercises and thoughts around performing these exercises safely. Enjoy!
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.
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.
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.
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 ????!