Category Archives: Training Tips

here you can find ideas and guides about training tips

Brand New Level 2 Mental Health Awareness Qualification!

Here at Velocity we are proud to announce a brand new qualification in level 2 mental health awareness

This is a brand new qualification that has just been created to help people better understand people with mental health conditions. We feel it is a hugely important subject and with us training people to become health professionals we want our learners to be able to help people both physically and mentally. Read More

3 Key Stretching Types

Creating a personalised programme of stretching that meets your needs is a vital method to help correct any core dysfunctions or any other postural deviations.

Along with selecting the correct muscles to be stretched, it is also important to choose the right type of stretch for the right purpose. There are 3 major types of stretch: static, dynamic & PNF. Read More

Another 5 Star Trust Pilot Review!

I have recently completed the Platinum…

I have recently completed the Platinum PT qualification with Velocity. I found the course content and structure interesting and easy to learn from. My trainer Matt was amazing, very supportive, motivating and hands on. Everyone I have communicated with in the business from signing up to my course to completion have been very friendly and the ongoing support and help with finding work afterwards has been great and much appreciated. Thanks guys! Read More

Velocity Black Friday Sale!

We have just released our Black Friday sale here at Velocity which includes our biggest discounts ever!! Check out the information below.

Starts – 14th of November 2018

Ends – 14th December 2018

As you can see we have some huge discounts across all of our coureses from our CPD units to our full personal training diploma. Don’t miss out on these amazing deals as they won’t be seen again. Discounts will be automatically applied to the course if done through out website, if done over the phone with on of our team we will manually discount the course for you. Read More

5 Popular Training Systems

There are many different training approaches to both resistance training & CV based training. Here we are going to look at 5 of the most popular training methods that are currently being used within the fitness industry.

HIIT Training

We talked about HIIT training in a recent blog so you can check out the benefits of HIIT there. The technique doesn’t require fitness influencer-level skills, either: you can do HIIT with any workout, as long as you’re mixing up short, intense bursts of activity with less hardcore moves or complete rest in between. Its both time effective & you really feel like you’ve gotten a good workout. You don’t need any equipment & can be done anywhere which is why over the past few years it is probably one of the most popular training methods out there! Read More

Another 5 Star Trust Pilot Review!

I have worked with all the guys and all…

I have worked with all the guys and all are amazing at what they do they have supported me all the way through my training.thanks to all of you for getting me where I am today I would recommend anyone who is thinking of doing the course to go with velocity.. Regards Sue Palmer. Read More

Another 5 Star Trust Pilot Review!

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Esther Clarke

Fantasic company!

This is a brilliant course run by a fantastic company. The tutors are honest and supportive, with a huge breadth of knowledgeble and practical advice derived from personal experience. I took the online Platinum route which allowed me to do the course in my own time. The notes on the platform are easy to digest, and the platform itself is very well set out. I would highly recommend Velocity to anyone who is curious about doing the course, online or otherwise, it is truly worth it! Read More

HIIT Vs LISS Training

Both training principles have pros & cons, lets look a little further into each of them & break them down so see which have the most benefits.

HIIT training (high intensity interval training)

HIIT exercise sessions generally consist of a warm up period, then several repetitions of high-intensity exercise separated by medium intensity exercise for recovery, then a cool down period. The high-intensity exercise should be done at near maximum intensity. The medium exercise should be about 50% intensity. The number of repetitions and length of each depends on the exercise, but may be as little as three repetitions with just 20 seconds of intense exercise. The specific exercises performed during the high-intensity portions vary. Most of the research on HIIT has been done using a cycling ergometer, but other exercises like running, stair climbing and uphill walking can also be effective. Read More

Compound Exercises vs. Isolation Exercises

Compound Exercises vs. Isolation Exercises

Isolation is a waste of time. Just do all the big compound lifts, and the little muscles will take care of themselves… Right?

Multi-joint movements like squats and pull-ups should undoubtedly make up the bulk of training. However, multi-joint exercises are suboptimal for training certain muscles. Take the hamstrings and biceps, for instance. Since they don’t change length appreciably during compound lifts, isolation is actually the best way to strengthen them. Especially if these muscles are weak links in the chain, isolation is a must. Plus, it’s nice to give the people what they want. Read More