Archives for Personal Fitness

Resistance Training Techniques

Goals Set goals and start progressing yourself towards them. Maybe you want to bench press 100kg or do 20 press ups. You set the goal yourself, make it tough enough so that you are going to have to push yourself to reach it, this way you will increase your fitness. When personal training women I like to set them some resistance goals, do ten full press ups is normally a good place to start, don’t worry ladies you won’t get big muscles setting goals like this will really help tone you up. Once you reach any resistance goal set a
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Treadmill Programs

Personal trainers can help you make the most of your treadmill workouts by explaining what all the programs are designed to achieve. Intervals: Personal Trainers use Interval programs to give you a short intense burst of exercise followed by a short rest. For example the treadmill will take the speed up to a fast run/sprint for 1-2 minutes and then drop the speed back down to a fast walk/slow jog for 30 secs-1 minute to allow you to recover. The process will then repeat itself. Interval training is good for people who play sports that involve lots of short bursts
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Body Building Split Routine

The purpose of a split routine is to divide the body up into different sections and work these sections individually more thoroughly. Regular routines normally work the whole body in one session, but with a split routine you divide the various muscle groups up over the week and perform a greater amount of exercises for that particular muscle. I often use this routine when personal training clients as I find it give each muscle group a better workout. Some basic resistance knowledge is required to do this workout please don’t attempt it if you are a complete beginner. If you
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Categories: Muscle Gain and Personal Fitness.

One Month Fitness Challenge

If you are looking to get yourself into shape and fit try my 1 month fitness challenge, it will gradually increase your fitness and teach you how to progress your fitness and get it to a level that you are happy with. Please get and all clear from a doctor or fitness professional before attempting this or any other form of exercise. Please have a 5min warm up at the beginning of each session. Each session is a little bit harder than the last, this will progressively increase your fitness and at the end of the month you should be
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How to get the Most Out of Group Exercise Classes

Fitness classes, everyone seems to have done a few at some time or another, perhaps you are attend one regularly. There are so many different classes these days that there is something for everyone’s taste. Aerobics Pilates Yoga Resistance classes Spinning Classes for seniors Core Stability Dance Martial Arts based classes The list goes on and on. Every year fitness companies bring out a new variation of class for people to do. A new piece of equipment will come out, promising to be the answer to your fitness problems, suddenly all the gyms start doing classes involving it, everyone’s raving
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Tips and Hints for using Cardio Vascular Machines

In this article I will be giving you some useful tips and hints for using cardio vascular (CV) machines. I see a lot of people in the gym using incorrect technique on CV equipment, not only do you run the risk of injury but you also won’t be able to perform at you best, making it harder to yourself. Before I begin I need to say that these tips and hints are not strict rules. Equipment varies from gym to gym and so do people, if you are unsure check with the instructors at your gym or e-mail me –
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Getting the Most out of your Cardio Vascular Workouts

Love it or hate it Cardio Vascular (CV) work is an essential part of your workout, In this article I’d like to tell you some tips and tricks that I have compiled so you can get the most out of your CV work. I hear a lot of people say “I hate CV, its boring!” if you fall into this category or even if you don’t just take a look at the benefits a regular CV programme can have on you. Reduction in blood pressure Increased HDL-cholesterol (the good one) Decreased total cholesterol Decreased body fat stores Increased aerobic work
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