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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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Toning and Weights for Women

I think that nearly every female client who has done personal training to me has said “I want to tone up, but I don’t want to get big muscles”. I personally think this stops a lot of women doing any weights at all. Here are the facts and women using weights: It is extremely hard for women to get big muscles because they do not have the hormones like men. Men have testosterone in there bodies, which helps their muscles to grow, the average woman has only one tenth the amount of testosterone as a man. To get big muscles
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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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Body Building Weight Training Programme

Today I thought I’d write a body building programme for you all to use, the purpose of this programme is for aesthetics. This programme has been designed by me and I use it myself every week. You can use it to bulk up or to tone and get cut. To use it to bulk up follow the programme and continuously increase your food intake, to use it to cut up gradually cut back on the amount you are eating while using it. I have avoided using barbell exercises because I feel that they have a limited ranged of motion compared
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Rep Ranges for Resistance Training

Here is what I teach my personal training clients about resistance training. Ever been to the weight rack at the gym and thought “Hmm which ones should I pick up”. The answer to this question depends on your goals. Now you may have heard of the reps ranges high reps for toning, low reps for strength training. I will elaborate on these for you. 16-20 reps, generally considered the toning range, a weight heavy enough to allow you to perform this amount of reps will work the muscle involved in lifting it without causing it to grow in size or
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Is Fitness Your Number One Priority?

From my experience personal training people I have found that those people who make their workouts their number one priority stand a much greater chance of achieving their goals than those who don’t. This may sound obvious, but ask yourself this “How high up on my list of priorities is my fitness?” I often get my personal training clients to write a list of their priorities and it can be a big eye opener for people. The list might read something like this: 1. Kids 2. Family 3. Work 4. Friends 5. Chores 6. Nights out 7. Facebook 8. TV
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The Best Way to Lose Fat

I’m sure I speak for all personal trainers out there, the number one question I get all the time from new personal training clients is ‘What’s the best way to lose my fat?’ Well I am about to tell you the number one fat loss method I tell all my training clients, but before I do that let me run through and explain some to the various methods and fat loss theories out there. HIT (High Intensity Training) High intensity training is designed to be short, fast and hard. Less than 30 mins to boost your metabolism and increase the
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Marathon Training Tips

I’ve got a few of my personal training clients signed up the the London marathon this year, I thought I’d share with you a few tips and fitness training techniques I’ve been using to get them fit and ready. Start Early! I get any personal training client that says to me they are signed up to a marathon running straight away (assuming they are fit to do so). Do not put off the training! Marathons have a habit of creeping up on you very quickly and if you haven’t got the training miles under you belt you are going to
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Split Routine for Women

Quite a lot of my female personal training clients are into weight training these days, I’m glad to see resistance training has become more popular/acceptable with the ladies as they begin to realise how effective it is at toning and sculpting their figures and shifting fat to give a lean and toned look. With this in mind I thought I’d share with you typical split routine I give to women to get them started, but first let me tell you why girls should be doing weights: 1. Heavy weight training of 10-12 reps give you an hormonal boost that you
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