HIGH INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING (HIIT)

High Intensity Interval Training or HIIT is perfect for busy people who want a fast, but challenging workout that delivers results. It’s no surprise that an annual survey conducted by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)considered HIIT the number one fitness trend of 2014. The survey predicts it will rank…

3 Ways Beginners Can Avoid Exercise Burnout

On January 22, 2015, Posted by , In Training, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Just getting started with your workout program? Chances are, you’re ready to get going. Motivation is high and you’re excited about the results that you (hopefully!) will be seeing. But, in all this excitement, one thing that you must be very careful about is the risk of burnout. Some beginners…

STRENGTH TRAINING TIPS

On January 20, 2015, Posted by , In Training, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

STRENGTHENING BASICS If you want to build strength you have to set goals, be patient and to be consistent and stick with your plan. When you’re in the gym, don’t get distracted. Stay focused on the task at hand. When you leave the gym, make sure you get proper rest and keep…

ENDURANCE TRAINING TIPS

PREPARE YOURSELF When it comes to training for endurance, you’ll need to be hydrated and be sure you’re eating properly because, by its very nature, this form of training is very demanding on your body. You should be doing a good mix of cardio and weight training. And, to increase your aerobic…

MUSCLE BUILDING TIPS

MUSCLE-BUILDING BASICS                                                                            First, increase your caloric and complete protein intake. Then, when you…

Training Myths – Performing crunches will reduce tummy fat

On September 16, 2014, Posted by , In Diet,Fat Loss,Training, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Performing crunches will work the abdominal muscles, (mainly the upper abdominals), but will not burn off the fat surrounding these muscles. Firstly, it is not possible to localise fat loss(unless of course you go down the surgery route). One of the best ways of burning fat is by exercising with…

The Secret of having a Personal Trainer (Coach)

On August 14, 2014, Posted by , In Training, By ,, , With No Comments

Almost every self-help book ever written talks about the critical importance of having a coach/mentor. A coach is an experienced and trusted teacher. It’s inevitable that you will come up against hard times on your path to losing weight and getting fit. A coach will guide, motivate, educate and support…

Should you even lift?

On August 4, 2014, Posted by , In Training, By ,,, , With No Comments

The Commonwealth Games Glasgow has given us plenty of sports for us to feast on. The weightlifting event is always impressive, and also one of the easiest events to include in your gym workout – finding a place to pole vault is not quite so simple. Follow the inspiration of…

Keys to success and reaching your goals!

On July 11, 2014, Posted by , In Training, By , , With No Comments

First things first, here are some of the most important pointers that I can give you. These pointers doesn’t only apply to training, it should resonate through the way you approach everything in life: