Exercise & Recovery: Getting it Right

Introduction Sufficient rest and recovery is an important element of exercise and training that can ensure that your clients reap the desired adaptations from their training programmes. This brief article outlines how to monitor fatigue, assess recovery needs and the best recovery techniques to put in place. Regular, progressive, and challenging training is essential for clients to make improvements… Read More

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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

How Can You Tell if You are Overdoing it in Your Boot Camp Classes?

Boot camp fitness classes are all about pushing yourself and striving to do your very best. That is what so many people love about them. But, at the same time, it is possible to have too much of a good thing. If you are pushing yourself too hard and overdoing it in your boot camp… Read More

The Benefits of Understanding Biomechanics for the Fitness Professional & their Clients

Operating an engine beyond its limits is readily observable by the red line displayed on the tachometer of most cars. Similarly, the human body may be loaded beyond the limits of the skeletal system and muscles that act on the moving human frame. Unfortunately, most people are not aware of the mechanical risks of physical… Read More

Could Measurement of Circulating CF n-DNA be a Sensitive Tool for Monitoring Acute Exercise Effects in the Human Body?

Research Paper Title Repeated bouts of exhaustive exercise increase circulating cell free nuclear and mitochondrial DNA without development of tolerance in healthy men. Objective Acute single strenuous exercise increases circulating cell free DNA (cf DNA). The researchers tested whether three repeated bouts of exhaustive exercise induced the cf DNA response without development of tolerance in… Read More

Sports Performance & Training Methodology: Animals vs Humans

Are you thinking about competing in a big race, e.g. a 10-miler or marathon, but are not looking forward to the months of gradually building up your fitness, pounding the streets mile after mile? Perhaps you should consider sitting on some water and eating a lot! That is what the Barnacle Goose does. “Until recently… Read More

ISSN Position Stand on the Safety & Efficacy of Creatine Supplementation in Exercise, Sport & Medicine

Research Paper Title International Society of Sports Nutrition position stand: safety and efficacy of creatine supplementation in exercise, sport, and medicine. Abstract Creatine is one of the most popular nutritional ergogenic aids for athletes. Studies have consistently shown that creatine supplementation increases intramuscular creatine concentrations which may help explain the observed improvements in high intensity… Read More