Sources of protein decoded

Why You Should Worry About Protein

  Protein – which is made up of amino acids – is the essential building block of muscles. When you exercise, your muscles tear microscopically. As they repair themselves, you visibly see your muscles developing. This nutrient helps this process, which is why so many people who are interested in changing the way their body […]

The different muscle fibres

What is The Difference Between Slow Twitch and Fast Twitch Muscle Fibres?

Why is it that some people are best at running marathons or cycling for hours but can hardly perform a box jump? Ever wondered why others can jump very far or high, or sprint exceptionally fast, but cannot run very far? Well, the difference lies in the make-up of their skeletal muscle, specifically their muscle fibres. […]

Top 3 Benefits of Foam Rolling and Mistakes to Avoid

“Have you ever had those days where you feel like your knee is feeling a little sore, but you don’t remember hurting it while you were training?” asks Kayla Itsines? “Sometimes things like training and bad posture can cause your muscles and their surrounding fibres to become thicker and tighter, which cause tension and sometimes pain […]

Value of Vitamin C

The Value of Vitamin C

For years, people have known the benefit of Vitamin C with its ability to fight off colds and flu. What you may not have realised is that this vitamin plays a vital role in exercise. Here’s why. Vitamin C is responsible for the growth of tissue It is essential in the production of collagen, which makes up […]

Exercise for the elderly

Best exercises for the elderly

Staying active is good for you and it helps you to feel and look great throughout your life. Living an active lifestyle is especially important for the elderly because it can improve their health and help prevent heart disease, diabetes, certain forms of cancer and it can reduce the effects of arthritis. Staying active improves strength, […]

How an exercise ball is used at the office

Should you swop out your office chair for an exercise ball?

If you are looking to perform some core exercises while at work, you could replace your regular office chair with an exercise ball. This has become quite the trend but how effective is it actually? Sitting on a chair requires pretty much no muscle activity and it can actually hurt for a number of reasons: […]

Pregnancy workout

Three powerful reasons to work out during your pregnancy

In the old days, pregnancy was thought of much the same way as a disease. So pregnant women were given the same sort of advice we’d give someone who was ill: Take it easy. Rest. Don’t exert yourself. Luckily, we know netter today. We know that regular exercise actually benefits a pregnant mother tremendously. And […]

What is periodisation

Understand what periodisation is

To get the best results for your clients from the training that you do with them, it’s vital that you plan it correctly. Experts recommend creating short-term as well as a long-term plan, in other words one for every week as well as one for your goals for that year. One of the best methods […]

Why should you have a strong core

The core powerhouse explained

If you have read fitness and health related articles, or chatted to fitness influencers and personal trainers, you would have heard the word core quite a bit. Personal trainers especially love to talk about this and the importance of doing exercises that involve, support and strengthen it. But what exactly is it all about? What function […]

Exercises for people who suffer from lower back pain

Exercises for lower back issues

As a personal trainer, it is vital for you to know of every single injury and issue your client experiences. One of the most common issues many personal trainers have to work around is lower back pain. There is an increase in the number of men and women who suffer from back pain. Lower back pain and […]

Train for endurance

Why you should train for muscular strength and endurance

People exercise for different reasons and to reach different goals. Some people exercise to increase their performance as professional sports athletes, to lose weight, gain weight, gain muscle, increase cardiovascular fitness or to look good. For every goal, there is a different way to exercise – such as endurance or strength training. However, that doesn’t mean […]

Your hormone levels affect your body

Why weight training affects your hormone production

Many bodily functions have to come together and work in perfect harmony for our bodies to reach a state where it either builds muscle, burns fat, or do both simultaneously. It is a science and, for it to work, we have to look at one of the most important contributors to weight loss or mass-building […]

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