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

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What is the Variability in Physical Fitness Adaptation to Basic Military Training in Australian Army Recruits?

Research Paper Title Positive, limited and negative responders: The variability in physical fitness adaptation to basic military training. Background The purpose of this research was to investigate the heterogeneity of physical adaptation in Australian Army recruits completing a 12-week basic military training regimen. It was a prospective research design. Methods Volunteer recruits (n=195) completed 12-weeks of… 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

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

What are the Haematological Adaptations to High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) in Temperate & Hot Environments?

Research Paper Title Haematological Adaptations to High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) in Temperate and Hot Environments. Introduction Blood volume is one determinant of cardiorespiratory power and capacity, and is believed to play a role in health and disease. Blood volume, and its components – plasma volume (PV) and red cell volume (RCV) – increase modestly… Read More