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FIVE WAYS OF BUILDING MUSCLE

There is a lot of research investigating muscle building and what factors contribute to the most effective way of maximising muscle hypertrophy. From our training and years of experience we have found some main factors that we believe contribute to this. Taking into consideration these factors, the process of muscle building should become easier: MECHANISMSContinue reading “FIVE WAYS OF BUILDING MUSCLE”

TRAINING WITH INTENSITY

WHAT IS INTENSITY? Intensity applies to all areas of life, not just the gym. It’s all about applying a productive, efficient and hard working ethic to your job, nutrition, extra-curricular activities and anything life throws at you. To give you a science based definition, intensity can be defined as, “A subjective measure of how hardContinue reading “TRAINING WITH INTENSITY”

RAMP UP YOUR WARM UP

An effective warm up should be part of every athletes training regime to prepare the body for activity and prevent injury. But what is an effective warm up? Let’s take a look at a definition: “A program of gradually increasing activity to raise muscle temperature and heart rate in preparation for more strenous exercise” MedicalContinue reading “RAMP UP YOUR WARM UP”

TRAINING PERIODISATION

WHAT IS PERIODISATION? “The structured, systematic planning of athletic training” (Rowbottom, 2000) It involves the progressive cycling of training, dividing it into ‘blocks’ or ‘phases’ within a specific time period AIM OF PERIODISATION The aim of training periodisation will depend on the athlete and their goal. For example, an athlete may periodise training to peakContinue reading “TRAINING PERIODISATION”

RESILIENCE DURING DIFFICULT TIMES – RECOVERING FROM INJURY

The aim of training should be to maximise the training stimulus to ensure adaptation, whilst minimising injury risk, but sometimes injury is inevitable. When we exercise, there will always be a risk of injury, athletes place huge demands on their body, which at times outweighs its physical capabilities. An injury in sport can be definedContinue reading “RESILIENCE DURING DIFFICULT TIMES – RECOVERING FROM INJURY”


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