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Why is a healthy balanced diet essential for fuelling and recovering from exercise and physical activity?

Having a healthy balanced diet is crucial for everyone no matter what. However, a healthy diet really ensures the body is well prepared for exercise and well refuelled after completing exercise.

By healthy balanced diet, we talk about the right mixture of macro and micronutrients being taken in regularly in order ensure the body have enough nutrition for growth and repair. When we refer to a healthy balanced diet we often presume straight away we are just talking about the food we are eating, however we also must pay attention to the hydration factors and watch what we’re drinking and how much. Read More

What is the role of each macronutrient in post-exercise recovery?

As well as being a great source of energy to fuel the body for exercise, macronutrients also provide a great effect on the body post workout as they aid recovery.

Proteins

Proteins are possibly the most commonly known aider of recovery after exercise. Every cell in the human body contains protein. It’s main role within the body is to repair cells and damaged tissue, this is why it is constantly being created and broke down in all areas of the body. Read More

Ghost Lifestyle | Size review

Ghost Lifestyle really are trying to ‘Be Seen’ within the UK! (pardon the terrible pun). They are aiming to transform the supplement industry, creating new designs flavours and even products. They are stopping at nothing to change the direction of a stagnant industry.

Ghost is more than a brand to its 3 creators, it’s their lifestyle.  They live and breathe it, creating new unbeatable products, ensuring nothing is ever the same and to get where they are currently they’ve given up, a lot. Read More

The role of Psychology in Personal Training

A key mechanism to success is the ability of the personal trainer’s expertise in modifying their client’s behaviours and mindsets.

Bringing about changes of the body is what is believed to be the sole job a personal trainer, however without being in the right mindset will you work to your max in order to achieve these results? A personal trainer is actually there to improve the general and mental health of their client as well as their fitness. Read More

Could you train a professional athlete?

With the 2018 FIFA World Cup fast approaching, we decided to look into how footballers go about working with Personal Trainers and fitting it in with their busy schedules.

Personal Training for footballers is a trend which actually hasn’t been around for too long. Only with some of the major players, such as Cristiano Ronaldo taking a lot of pride in their appearance has it become the norm for players to follow. Read More

England’s 2018 World Cup preparation

 

It’s unbelievable to see how football has changed from just training on the pitch a few times a week, to having a real underpinning of physical and mental health alongside the pitch work. This England training video shows the latest advancements in preparation before the players take part in the biggest footballing competition around. 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