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How to Lose Weight Using a Progressive Model of Training

How to Lose Weight Using a Progressive Model of Training Been doing the same old workout for months and not lost any weight? Or did you start losing a weight and then couldn’t lose any more? If you do what you have always done you get what you have always got. If you have a goal or target weight that you want to get down to you need to PROGRESS towards it. You won’t suddenly achieve the goal by doing one thing, to achieve you fitness goal you need to make small incremental steps to progress you to where you
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Progression vs Periodisation

When personal training clients first come to me they often ask the question ‘Are we going to be following a periodisation programme?’ More often than not the answer is no and here is why…. First let me start by explaining what periodisation is. It’s a fitness training programme that cycles through various phases depending on the person’s goals. A rugby player for example would have a programme made up of phases of strength training, endurance training, sprint training, motor skill/technique training and each phase would be in blocks of 2-4 weeks and scheduled round the rugby season so the player
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Why Most People Fail At Losing Weight – Errors in Weight Loss

How many times have you lost the battle to your weight instead of losing the weight? How many times have you asked why? Weight loss has a lot of faces, it has a lot of details and it needs a lot of time and attention. Simply put, losing weight is just like taking care of a baby. First, just like a baby, there are terms that you should learn. BMI, calories, diets, exercises, muscles, equipment, carbohydrates, body fats and others are just few words that you would surely encounter. If people do not do their part on learning the language
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How to Start Losing Weight

Losing weight is a common problem for both women and men. People all around the world would like to have a body like some model or celebrity. For this, they are trying different ways of losing weight. Many of these ways are unhealthy and they are just damaging our body. Losing weight isn’t as easy as we think. Many times, we lose weight but we gain them back as soon as we stopped the diet. This is called the yo-yo effect of the diet. Losing weight means changing our life style: eating healthy food and exercising every day, at least
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Shocking Muscles, How To Do it

I got a email through my personal training website the other day from a guy asking ‘Do I continually need to to shock my muscles with new exercises when I work out to get fitter and stronger?’ Yes you do need to ‘shock’ you muscles to make them grow and get stronger, but first let’s explain how I interpret ‘shock’. Shocking a muscle means to provide enough stimulus to it so it fails or burns out doing an exercise. By working a muscle to failure you break down the fibres within the muscle forcing it to grow back stronger. With
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Protein’s role in the body

As a personal trainer I get asked a lot by my clients what role protein plays in the body, here is an explanation for you all Proteins are something which any health expert will tell you are absolutely vital to the continuing health and wellbeing of the human body, and this in virtually indisputable. Protein performs all manner of important tasks within our bodies – from balancing various internal processes, such as water levels – to providing important hormones and enzymes that the body needs. What many people do not realise however is that the human body is already full
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Train Like a Personal Trainer

As a personal trainer I get asked all the time by my clients ‘So what kind of fitness training do you do?’ Well today I thought I’d let you all know. Being a personal trainer my job keeps me fairly fit, but when I working I’m kind of working out at the clients level of fitness so I tend to hit the gym 5 times a week so I can get some sessions in to push my fitness. I cycle to the gym at a pretty fast pace, 15min to get there and 15min back, this does me pretty much
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Becoming a Personal Trainer

As a personal trainer I get asked a lot ‘What is the best way to set up a personal training business’. Today I thought I’d share with you some advice on how to do it. Firstly get qualified: There are numerous ways to get qualified as a personal trainer, (technically you don’t need any qualifications at all to call yourself a personal trainer, although you probably won’t have any credibility and won’t be able to get any insurance), there are loads of companies out there offering courses to get you a qualification, I would go with one of the more
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Fat Tax

I was chatting to one of my personal training clients today about how we are getting fatter as a nation, and how this is a ticking time bomb for the NHS. The fatter you are the more health problems you are likely to develop in life, heart disease, diabetes, stroke, high blood pressure, the list is long! A lot of my personal training clients have started off obese and I have seen these problems first hand, trust me they are not pleasant! All these conditions require medication and/or operations, both of which require money. The good old NHS only has
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Home Training

I tend to do most of my personal training sessions in clients homes these day and I got me thinking do we really need gyms? Part of the problems with gyms is getting to the place, 30 mins to get there, 30 mins to get back, that’s an hour out of the day before you have even factored in the workout. With people’s schedules getting ever busier this travel time can be crucial. Then there is the cost of the gym membership that can easily be the best part of £1000 per year for some of the bigger chains. I
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