30 11, 2015

Private Group Sessions

By |2019-02-06T14:49:59+00:00November 30th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Private Group Sessions

Private Group Sessions (2-6 People) are quickly becoming one of the most popular sessions we offer. Love taking these sessions, they are great way for everyone to really motivate each other through the horrible workouts I set up! Just £30 set fee - Sessions take place in the 5S Functional Fitness Facility in Macclesfield. (All sessions regardless [...]

30 11, 2015

Results Driven!

By |2019-02-06T14:50:00+00:00November 30th, 2015|Categories: Articles, Blog|Comments Off on Results Driven!

Results tell us everything we need to know. We can factor in all the altercations we want but in the end its the results that talk. What is a result? Result can be defined as the consequence of action. Action is the process of 'doing' something to achieve an aim, the result being the consequence [...]

30 11, 2015

Working the Arms!

By |2019-02-06T14:50:00+00:00November 30th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Working the Arms!

Monday is often referred to as "International Chest Day" - Which seems to be a favourite amongst males within the gym. I'm going to be working arms today... I know a lot of strength professionals argue that it is not necessary to dedicate a full session to arms, due to Biceps being worked on pulling exercises [...]

29 11, 2015

Putting Big Weights Overhead : The Press/Push Press

By |2019-02-06T14:50:00+00:00November 29th, 2015|Categories: Articles, Blog|Comments Off on Putting Big Weights Overhead : The Press/Push Press

Hopefully by now you've read the first blog and realised exactly what you need to do. Just need a few pointers on how to do it and do it efficiently. The Press requires good thoracic and shoulder mobility as well as a good degree of flexibility within the wrists. The vast majority of gym goers, [...]

27 11, 2015

Putting Big Weights Overhead

By |2019-02-06T14:50:00+00:00November 27th, 2015|Categories: Articles, Blog|Comments Off on Putting Big Weights Overhead

There's many things in a man's life that can help us define ourselves. Eating our steak rare, that perfect rugby tackle or vicious right hook that connects perfectly, all the way to drinking tequila without the lemon or the salt. You can bet that pretty high up on that list is picking up something heavy [...]

27 11, 2015

Bench Press

By |2019-02-06T14:50:00+00:00November 27th, 2015|Categories: Articles, Blog|Comments Off on Bench Press

Doing some bench work with one of my Personal Training clients today. Bench Press is one of the "Big 5" "Compound Lifts" (Bench Press/Squat/Deadlift/Bent Over Row/Overhead Press) and is essential for building upper body size & strength. The only downfall the bench press has when an individual is specifically trying to develop their chest, is [...]

26 11, 2015

Training with Injuries

By |2019-02-06T14:50:00+00:00November 26th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Training with Injuries

Its essential to ask clients about past/current injuries they may have or have suffered with prior to starting training, as these injuries can obviously have drastic effects on how the training is programmed and delivered. (Depending on the injury, some exercises may be completely contraindicated) Its only in rare cases where exercise as a whole is contraindicated and so our Advanced [...]

26 11, 2015

Eccentric Contraction

By |2019-02-06T14:50:00+00:00November 26th, 2015|Categories: Articles|Comments Off on Eccentric Contraction

Muscle Contraction is defined as the activation of tension-generating sites within muscle fibres. When we think about contracting a muscle it is quite common for people to only think about the muscle "shortening" as we flex a muscle or lift a weight - "Concentric Contraction". However muscle tension can be generated in different ways such as when we hold a weight [...]

25 11, 2015

Tabata Training

By |2019-02-06T14:50:00+00:00November 25th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Tabata Training

Utilizing Tabata in some of the group sessions this evening - 4 minutes per station - 20 seconds work - 10 seconds rest (8 rounds) Tabata is a prime example of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) - Short maximal bursts followed by short rest periods. Here at 5S Fitness we put a lot of emphasis on Metabolic Conditioning,  High Intensity [...]

24 11, 2015

Sports Specific Packages

By |2019-02-06T14:50:00+00:00November 24th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Sports Specific Packages

Meeting with our coach Jim tomorrow to start developing some more Sports Specific Online Coaching Packages - Specific Strength & Conditioning programmes designed to increase Performance. Lots of articles and training videos in the pipeline - Highlighting new and old training methods/concepts, explaining why we do things the way we do and how we can correct any faults. Here [...]

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