Should We Adopt a Structured Resistance Training Programme for Military Personnel Aiming to Optimise Army-Specific Fitness & Skills Performance?

Research Paper Title Effects of Periodised vs. Nonperiodised Resistance Training on Army-Specific Fitness and Skills Performance. Background This study investigated the effects of periodised resistance training (PRD) and nonperiodised resistance training (NPRD) on army-specific fitness and skills performance measures. Methods Forty-nine serving members of the Australian Army were randomly assigned to 1 of 3 training… Read More

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Classification & Methods of Resistance Training

This article is organised as follows: Part 01: Introduction. Part 02: Classifications of Resistance Training. Part 03: Methods of Resistance Training. Part 04: Miscellaneous. PART ONE: INTRODUCTION 1.0 Introduction This article provides a brief outline of the classification and methods of resistance exercise. It will look at how we can classify resistive exercise, outlining some… Read More

6 Things You Need to Know in Building Stronger Arms

A big chest and 6-pack abs are what many people want. However, what some fail to appreciate is having strong arms. Stronger arms are impressive – not only looking great, but helping in lifting. Training the arms is not as easy and it is possible to overdo lifting, which can wear you out and increase… Read More

The Benefits of Weighted Vest Training

Weight vests are a tool that have quickly become popular among fitness and exercise enthusiasts for the substantial benefits they purportedly offer. Advocates claim that incorporating a vest into your workouts can help to build muscle size and strength, increase running endurance, and accelerate weight loss.  While the scientific jury is still out on whether… Read More

What are the Physiologic Adaptations to Resistance Training?

1.0 Introduction This article provides an overview of the physiologic adaptations to resistance training. It outlines the adaptations associated with strength and power followed by endurance. 2.0 Strength and Power The benefits of resistive exercise extend beyond the obvious improvements in muscle performance to include positive effects on the cardiovascular system, connective tissue, and bone.… Read More

5 Healthy Practices Debunked

Thanks to the internet, the wellness trend has witnessed a massive increase in popularity over the past few years. You would think that with all the readily available information that we have today, nutrition and fitness misconceptions would be less common but, unfortunately, the renewed public interest in fitness and health has also opened the… Read More

Steps to Mastering the Pull-up/Heave

Introduction Looking to improve your heave (pull-up) count, or just starting out? Below we share some of the muscle groups you will need to target and outline some exercises to help you achieve your aim. The Muscles The latissimus dorsi provides the most power during the upward movement towards the bar, with other muscles involved… Read More