17 10, 2017

Quantifying Resistance Sessions

By |2019-02-06T14:49:42+00:00October 17th, 2017|Categories: Articles|Comments Off on Quantifying Resistance Sessions

When programming, the easiest way to test an individual’s strength is with a 1RM (most you can lift for 1 rep). We then work off percentages of the 1RM’s to best quantify the programme. However, the only issue with testing a 1RM is that it can be quite stressful on the athlete and comes with [...]

16 10, 2017

Rest Periods for Strength Training

By |2019-02-06T14:49:43+00:00October 16th, 2017|Categories: Articles|Comments Off on Rest Periods for Strength Training

The main purpose of rest periods is to allow your breathing and heart rate to reduce. This allows substances that may impede training intensity to clear, while allowing substances that provide energy to restore. Another important aspect of rest is allowing time for your nervous system to recover. This is especially important when it comes [...]

14 10, 2017

Profile Picture for my Books

By |2019-02-06T14:49:43+00:00October 14th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Profile Picture for my Books

Recently got my profile picture done for my books. Quite happy with the outcome as I am no male model, and currently have quite a lot of hair! My "running" book has been sent off to my publisher, and once it has been copy edited, I can get to work finishing my "fighters" book (shouldn't take long). [...]

13 10, 2017

If you Suffer with Lower Back Pain – Read This!

By |2019-02-06T14:49:43+00:00October 13th, 2017|Categories: Articles|Comments Off on If you Suffer with Lower Back Pain – Read This!

"Low back pain" is pain, muscle tension, or stiffness localized below the costal margin (bottom edge of the ribcage) and above the inferior gluteal folds (bottom of your buttocks), with or without sciatica, and is defined as chronic when it persists for 12 weeks or more. If you are suffering with back pain, go and see [...]

12 10, 2017

Myths of Strength Training for Fighters

By |2019-02-06T14:49:47+00:00October 12th, 2017|Categories: Articles|Comments Off on Myths of Strength Training for Fighters

Dispelling some of the misconceptions surrounding strength training for fighters. Strength training will make you bulky! It always amazes me how many individuals fill their faces with thousands of calories, limit their “cardio” and lift heavy weights every day (with the sole goal of bulking up), and still struggle to build a decent amount of muscle. However, [...]

12 10, 2017

Awesome Exercise for Shoulder Health

By |2019-02-06T14:49:47+00:00October 12th, 2017|Categories: Articles|Comments Off on Awesome Exercise for Shoulder Health

Band Face Pulls Face pulls are one of the best exercises to rehabilitate and develop your upper back and shoulders. The rotator cuff is four deep muscles responsible ...for stabilising the shoulder joint, as well as both internal and external rotation. The internal rotator, along with your chest muscles, often gets plenty of work (due [...]

11 10, 2017

Correct Running Mechanics

By |2019-02-06T14:49:47+00:00October 11th, 2017|Categories: Articles|Comments Off on Correct Running Mechanics

Walking and running are seen to be one of the most basic aspects of human movement, something you do, or should do daily. Ironically, they are one of the most intricate movement patterns to explain in detail. It’s often considered that people can inherently run with correct form. However, it’s amazing how many have poor [...]

11 10, 2017

Plans for Expansion – Gym, Macclesfield

By |2019-02-06T14:49:47+00:00October 11th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Plans for Expansion – Gym, Macclesfield

We currently have 2000sqft of space downstairs. Future Plans: -Take over garage space and put in two extra lifting platforms and racks. - Take over downstairs utility area to put in new shower facilities. - Take over upstairs (another 1400sqfoot) Once we take over the upstairs, our plan is to run the Conditioning classes upstairs, [...]

10 10, 2017

5S Fitness – A Different Style of Gym

By |2019-02-06T14:49:47+00:00October 10th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on 5S Fitness – A Different Style of Gym

The standard gym setup is around 55% cardio machines and about 45% resistance machines (10-15% of which might be free weights). There is usually picture descriptions on the machines, but rarely any coaching on how to use free weight equipment (the stuff that facilitates optimal physical development). Ultimately commercial gyms (The "C" Word), are set up [...]

9 10, 2017

Images for my First Book

By |2019-02-06T14:49:47+00:00October 9th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Images for my First Book

I have been working on all the images for my books recently. I use medically accurate illustrations of muscles, and images of me performing the exercises in the gym. The  background in the gym images is taken out, as seen with the image to the left. All the images are completed for my first book which [...]

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