Burpees!

From an exercise perspective, it is Burpees Day for me. The Burpee is a great full body exercise used in strength training and as an aerobic exercise. It was created by Dr Royal Huddleston Burpee as part of his PhD thesis when he adapted the Front Leaning Reach (FLR) – think start position of a… Read More

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5 Minute Cardio Exercise You Can Do At Home

When you mention cardio, people usually think of jumping around in classes or running all over the country seeking the runner’s high. While aerobics classes and jogging are considered cardio, cardiovascular exercise has a much broader scope and can be incorporated into almost every form of exercise. What is Cardio Exercise? In simple terms, cardiovascular… Read More

Staying In Top Shape after Retirement

A military career often comes with a rigid and invigorating physical exercise regime. As the guardians of your nation’s safety and freedom, you always want to be in the best possible shape. But, as you reach retirement age, it can be tough to keep to the same schedule as you may have had when you… Read More

Does Gender Influence Strength Training?

Research suggests there are some differences between the genders that can influence training, although to what extent is debatable. Gender Differences For example, research has examined the potential influence of the female hormonal cycle on adaptations from resistance training and/or injury risk. However, findings were inconclusive. In terms of anatomical differences, a larger quadriceps angle… Read More

Some Tips for Coaching Proper Form

Proper (or correct) form is essential to ensure your clients get the most out of their exercises and reduce the risk of injury. This quick article outlines the core principles of coaching good technique. Whether you are coaching a client through a: Basic plank, squat or lunge; or More technically demanding move such as a… Read More

Exercise Modifications: Mastering Progressions & Regressions

1.0     Introduction This article provides a brief overview of progressions and regressions, which are central to any safe and effective exercise programme. As fitness, strength levels, and movement competencies vary between individuals, it is important that exercise professionals are able to modify exercises through progressions and regressions. Consequently, exercise modification is a crucial skill… Read More