Weight training has loads of benefits, for example it can help to strengthen bones and, in so doing, assist in helping you ward off age-related diseases such as osteoporosis. However, if you do not adopt the correct form when performing weight training exercises you can do a lot of damage to yourself and can hamper… Read More
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
How to Avoid Shoulder Pain During a Press-up (aka Push-up for our American friends). One of the best things about boot camp fitness workouts is the fact that they often require very little equipment. Whether you are in a class with a dozen other people or have put together your own makeshift boot camp workout… Read More
When strength training, you need to have proper form and technique to do the exercises properly. For you to lift the maximum weight, your muscles need to be in the ideal position to generate force. When movements become unaligned, muscles are placed at awkward angles decreasing functionality. By maintaining proper form, you will be able… Read More
Went to the gym this morning and was feeling ‘on fire’… … Then I looked in the mirror!
“…typically using around 300 calories in 30 minutes – pretty impressive for a ‘sitting-down exercise’” (Roberts, 2017, p.12) Despite not using all three planes of motion and being a sit down exercise (to the horror of functional training protagonists), there are many “benefits to indoor rowing.” (Roberts, 2017, p.12) and it is an excellent exercise… Read More