Article - Personal Training

By admin
23 Jun 2017
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For the past few years, high-intensity interval training (HIIT) has been one of the biggest fitness trends worldwide. Long a staple of training regimens of athletes and fitness enthusiasts, in the past 10 years HIIT has been shown to be both safe and effective for people with a wide range of health challenges, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, heart failure and obesity.

As a health and fitness professional, you undoubtedly encounter clients with a similar...

By admin
23 Jun 2017
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The spinal column serves two different functions in the human body. It stabilizes and gives shape to the core, that’s why it needs be strong. Also moves the body towards all planes of motion, so it needs to be flexible. Of course what moves and stabilizes the spine is the muscles attached around it.

Deep abdominals as the transverus abdominal and the obliques, the pelvic floor muscles and the diaphragm, when they contract create an inner corset around the spine...

By admin
30 May 2017
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One definition (Oxford dictionary) of knowledge in English is « The sum of what is known ».

As (personal) trainers, we are encouraged to learn many techniques, acquaint ourselves with many tools, earn certification through multiple systems. As a student, I learnt about systems (and tools), as a trainer I sometimes based my training around such systems (and I have integrated tools and techniques into those trainings), as a lecturer I teach use of such systems,...

By admin
22 May 2017
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Rolling or wheeled devices designed to train the abdominal muscles are not new; in fact, they have been around for many years. Core Flyte, a new product created by New York City–based personal Trainer Paul Nicholas, takes the basic concept of a wheeled ab-training device and updates it for the 21st century. We take a close look at the Core Flyte to determine if it is as functional and effective as the company claims it to be.

THE PRODUCT
Core Flyte inventor...

By admin
28 Apr 2017
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The best concepts in health and fitness are the ones that immediately translate to real-world, real-life experiences and provide an easy bridge between the idea and the experience each person has in his or her own body. They create a physical “a-ha moment.” With an understanding of how what you do in a workout correlates with what you do outside of it, daily tasks are done with a potentially greater sense of proprioception and body awareness.

As a health and fitness...

By admin
10 Mar 2017
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An exciting alternative to dumbbell exercises, medicine ball training is versatile, cost-effective and simple to teach, and it's time-efficient because it requires multiple body parts to work in harmony. Using just one weighted ball, you can help your training clients or class participants improve fitness, strength, posture, movement mechanics, athletic skills and more.

To that end, check out the eight-exercise med ball workout available via this article, excerpted...

By admin
28 Feb 2017
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As every health and fitness professional knows, there is no such thing as a perfect client, one who shows up at the gym fired up to work hard, day in and day out, without fail. People take breaks from their fitness routines, both planned and unplanned, over the course of their lives, and accommodating those lapses is part of what makes someone successful over the long term.

The potential reasons for prolonged absences from a physically active lifestyle are endless,...

By admin
07 Oct 2016
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In general, the age range of individuals most likely to sustain a torn biceps muscle is 40-60 year olds. If the tear is near the upper part of the biceps, near the shoulder, the cause is most likely overuse. Tears near the elbow are generally due to an unexpected amount of force (for example, someone trying to break a sudden fall) or during forceful pushing motion.

Partial tears usually heal within 3-6 weeks. Full tears require surgery and may take 4-6 months to heal. You should not...

Thigh Muscles
By IFPA
01 Sep 2016
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Muscle: Biceps Femoris (two heads: long head, short head)

Origin: The long head originates at the ischial tuberosity and sacrotuberous ligament (at the base of the pelvis in the groin area).

Insertion: The long head inserts into the lateral side of the fibula and tibia (below and to the outside of knee)

Function: The biceps femoris, because of its location on the femor, is sometimes referred to as...

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