Category Archives: Training Tips

here you can find ideas and guides about training tips

Bodypower 2018- The athletes

Bodypower provides the ultimate opportunity to meet some of the world’s most experienced industry experts alongside athletes from all over the international stage.

Bodypower features a vast array of sponsored athletes giving you the opportunity to get up close and personal with them. Whether they’re you’re idol due to their superhuman strength, flawless physique or their ‘vlogging’ lifestyle. Many of these athletes may have inspired and motivated you, your friends or even family into training and following a healthy lifestyle, possibly completely changing your life! Read More

Meet our new Sports Massage Therapy Tutor!

Velocity PT Academy would like to wish Brain Huxley, our new Sports Massage Therapist tutor a warm welcome to the team!

Brian Huxley is the proud owner of Freedom From Pain Services and Director of Training and Education of his Advanced Workshops section. He has over 21 years Clinical and Educational experience, a highly respected Advanced Sports Therapist, Hypnotherapist (NLP) and Senior Lecturer within the Sports injury, Rehabilitation and Hypnotherapy (NLP) industries. Brian has treated many Celebrity athletes over the years and lectured at various venues throughout the UK. Brian specialises in the study, application and teaching of myofascial release and exercise therapy. Read More

When best to stretch?

Although stretching is always advised after a warm-up, it can be performed at any time of the day appropriate to the client. Clients can be advised to stretch when at home, watching TV or at the office, in order to balance out periods of immobility in positions of poor posture.

Stretching should form an integral part of the body warm up and cool down. Static stretching, although once a common feature of a warm up, should generally be avoided. According to some evidence, static stretching: Read More

Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries can be a result of a disease such as polio or spina bifida, but they are more commonly a result of trauma such as falls and motor vehicle accidents. The management of spinal cord injuries is dictated by the degree of paralysis and function.

This depends on the location of the injury on the spinal cord. Quadriplegia and tetraplegia result from injuries to the cervical region (neck); paraplegia involves the thoracic, lumbar or sacral area. The higher the location of the lesion, the greater the loss of body function. Read More

The Urinary System

The urinary system is vital for maintaining homeostasis and balance in the body. The system consists of:

-Kidneys

-Ureters

-Urinary bladder

-Urethra

The Kidneys

The human body has two kidneys positioned on either side of the vertebrae at the posterior of the abdominal cavity. The left kidney is usually slightly higher than the right due to the location of the liver. Read More

Guidelines to follow when creating an individualised training programme

Planning individualised programmes for clients is a key principle of a personal trainer’s role. When creating these programmes, trainers must follow specific guidelines.

The guidelines and principles apply to all exercising programmes, in all environments including: Gyms, studios, clients’ homes, public parks, village halls, and even beaches (If you’re lucky enough!) Read More

Measuring Exercise Intensity

Monitoring the exercise intensity of a workout for a client is essential if they are to get the best out of it, while remaining safe.

It can provide a level from which you can determine the session success in the short term and deliver a benchmark in which future sessions can be progressed to further benefit the client.

There are 3 key methods for monitoring the intensity: Read More

HIIT Workouts

HIIT workouts have reached a whole new level for the busy individual.

The HIIT training techniques compiles intense bursts of high intensity work, followed by periods of low intensity active work or sometimes complete rest. HIIT workouts have become extremely popular amongst individuals who are struggling for time. Read More

Modes of cardiovascular training.

There are many different ways to train cardiovascular fitness which can be used as of a client’s supervised or unsupervised training.

There are several types of training that are widely recognised to benefit the cardiovascular system.

Continuous training:

Long slow distance (LSD)

This training is usually identified as aerobic training. It involves working for an extended period of time typically at least 45-60 minutes duration and less than 70% HRmax to develop aerobic base and improve fat oxidation for economy. The intensity of this type of training does not change throughout the session. Read More

Planning and preparing clients for personal training

After a client has been through their initial consultation and appraisal the trainer can prepare for the first fitness session.

The client’s objectives, health, current fitness level and lifestyle can all influence the nature of the exercise programme, including the physical and technical demands, the choice of activities and the exercise environment. The programme must be tailored to the the clients needs and objectives but still cover the main areas of physical development, such as:

– Cardiovascular fitness.

– Muscular fitness.

– Flexibility

– Motor skills.

– Core stability.

Areas of major focus, such as client goals that have been agreed between the trainer and client, should be reflected in the programme by allocating appropriate time, volume and intensity to each activity. The choice of exercises should also be right for the client’s capabilities and objectives. Read More