The benefits of strength training for women

How Can Strength Training Help Women Physiologically?

Strength training offers many physical, physiological, mental and emotional benefits. This is applicable to both men and women. The great thing is that people are starting to realise this. More and more people are adding regular strength training to their health and fitness regimes for many reasons. These are, for example, to get strong, stay fit, lose weight, […]

A sports coach v a personal trainer

Key Differences Between A Sports Coach And A Personal Trainer

There are hundreds of different professions in the sporting field. Sports coach, sports manager, sports conditioning specialist – the list is endless! (Follow this link to learn more about Trifocus Fitness Academy’s Sports Management Courses.) Although sports coaches help their teams get fit, this type of coach is not a personal trainer. Every one of […]

Joint pain as we get older

Why we experience increased joint pain as we get older

As we get older, changes happen to our body. It gets a bit more difficult to lose weight when we don’t watch our diet and we experience joint pain when we perform certain movements. In this article, we look at the structure of the various joints we have in our body, their function and why […]

Hypertrophic gains in your muscles

8 tips for hypertrophic gains

If you’re trying to grow your muscles, to achieve a certain physique or increase your physical strength, then you’re pursuing something called hypertrophic gains in your muscles. It’s when your muscles grow because they either store more glycogen (i.e. sarcoplasmic hypertrophy) or because the myofibrils are bigger (i.e. myofibrillar hypertrophy). We asked the professionals how […]

This is a picture of a kettlebells class

How to lose weight using kettlebells

People who love training with kettlebells use them because the exercises you do will combine cardio and strength training. This means that you will enjoy a time-saving workout. The amount of calories you can burn by using kettlebells is extremely high, i.e, around 400 calories in 20 minutes. It also strengthens your muscles and helps with back […]

The exercises which are great for the elderly

How to train the elderly

Elderly people are not often able to handle aerobic exercises on a regular basis because they don’t have the stamina they once did. This loss of stamina is caused by a decrease in the efficiency of the respiratory system and also a decrease in their muscle mass. This being said, there are ways to overcome […]

The importance of your deltoids

Here’s a good reason to give your deltoids more attention

Ask any professional personal trainer and they’ll tell you that one of the most common injuries at the gym is a shoulder injury. The thing is, most of these shoulder injuries are sustained while performing non-shoulder exercises because we don’t have well-balanced deltoids. As it turns out, most of us are training our shoulders incorrectly. And […]

Fat burning exercises

8 training techniques for fat burning

If you are serious about fat burning, first make time in your daily schedule for proper nutrition. People often tend to try and lose weight by only doing intense metabolic resistance training and high intensity interval training (HITT). The key is to switch consistently between different strategies. Keep the following training techniques in mind when […]

How to get the most out of your workouts with vitamins

Boost your workout with vitamins

Do you consistently eat a perfectly varied and balanced diet? We bet you don’t. We don’t either. That’s why vitamins are so important for both your nutrition and workout. Did you know that vitamins strengthen your immune system, aid digestion, help to give your body energy, look after your brain and prevent chronic disease? Did you know […]

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