This is more of a thought board of random statements that I saw on the gym floor this week. Tempo is a useful tool on the eccentric or “lifting” section of a movement if the goals are rehab, muscular endurance or hypertrophy. If the goals are strength and speed slow work is redundant. You can notContinue reading “Random Training Thoughts From This Week.”
Category Archives: muscle gain
Quick Tips to Assess Your Squat
We use a squat based movement pattern in near enough every session. Their inclusion in some form in every warm up we perform highlights how functional and fundamental to effective training the squat movement is. When we squat we see flexion at the hip, knee and ankle. This movement is performed in all of theContinue reading “Quick Tips to Assess Your Squat”
From the Gym Floor… Episode 2: calories, deloads, British Titles and a thank you.
In keeping with the running theme of training anecdotes from the gym floor at Results FAST here is part 2 of an ongoing series of what we see every week while training/ working with our clients nutrition at our gym. 1. Calorific deficit does not mean starvation and constant hunger, it also doesn’t mean justContinue reading “From the Gym Floor… Episode 2: calories, deloads, British Titles and a thank you.”
Getting What You Want From Your Training and Nutrition Programme
It’s pretty obvious that most people who walk through the doors of a gym or who buy personal training are looking to improve themselves in some way. Now that could be their health, fitness, physique or mentally but most people enter with a goal in mind. Now what are the factors that lead to successfulContinue reading “Getting What You Want From Your Training and Nutrition Programme”
Things I Learnt From 2013….
Every year I tend to way in with my opinion of a few things that we either do at Results FAST, have borrowed of other people and use at Results FAST or changes in approach to the way we work as professionals at the gym. These often can be translated in to many things whetherContinue reading “Things I Learnt From 2013….”
Pulp Fiction: 5 Fitness Myths Never Explained Properly
Welcome to a number of themed articles based on popular media comments and preconceptions that continually are circulated in the popular press. The fitness and nutrition industry is a wacky world where science and opinion are blurred. This means that opinion often leads fact when there is no relevant science or data. What IContinue reading “Pulp Fiction: 5 Fitness Myths Never Explained Properly”
Methods to stimulate the body to attain a higher performance level in training are regarded as an effective way of lifting functional performance. The principal of gradual progressive loading over a period of time sometimes needs a little bit of a kick to enhance strength and progress. Indeed when performance hits a plateau it isContinue reading “Shock Training…”
5 Ways to Break a Training Plateau
The following post is specific to those who have got to a point in their training and are looking to progress that little bit more. Progress in training is rarely a straight line of success, especially as you become fitter and stronger. As I say to a lot of our clients at Results FAST “You will never beContinue reading “5 Ways to Break a Training Plateau”