Don’t Hate Steady State- Why Going Slow Can Help You Go Fast.

HIIT or high intensity interval training is becoming the “cardio”choice of the instagram generation. While it has some time saving benefits it means that low level/ low intensity work has gone out ¬†the window. Here’s why you should consider not condensing all our workouts down to a series of 30 second smash ups. There areContinue reading “Don’t Hate Steady State- Why Going Slow Can Help You Go Fast.”

Overhead Carries and the Overhead Athlete

With a lot of the guys we work with they have some pretty full on demands for maintenance of shoulder stability and mobility. Twinned with our fitness clients and the wear and tear of everyday life certain exercises are pretty much a necessity for building healthy robust shoulders. Primarily, in the sporting arena we work withContinue reading “Overhead Carries and the Overhead Athlete”

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: Part 4… Batman, Wall Balls, Speed Strength and Ambient Temperature.

This could be classified as the “super hero” edition. Why? Read on. 1. We were featured in Men’s Health in an article “How to be Batman” the premise was how to disrupt your childhood to leave you with a deep seated personality order meaning¬†your role in life is defined by trying to imprison bad peopleContinue reading “From the Gym Floor: Part 4… Batman, Wall Balls, Speed Strength and Ambient Temperature.”

From the Gym Floor…. Episode One

As a regular feature and as an effort to make this blog more practical and applicable to training and nutrition I am starting a new series of posts which are going to be made up of an assortment of questions/ discussions we have had with our clients in the gym this week. Obviously this couldContinue reading “From the Gym Floor…. Episode One”

Burpees: Saint or Sinner?

One of the most poorly programmed exercises in the history of fitness is Burpees. This post looks to examine their placement in training and the rationale for their inclusion in different parts of your workout. Predominant more in bootcamps, outdoor fitness and when working with limited amounts of equipment the rationale for their inclusion inContinue reading “Burpees: Saint or Sinner?”

Research Review: 4 Links To Make You Strong, Get Lean and Perform Better.

L Carn it Doesn’t Supplements claims are abundant and one that is getting a lot of press recently is L Carnitine. It is proposed that it gain help reduce body fat among other things. From a fat loss perspective this study highlights an insignificant changes in fat mass after a period of supplementation And WhileContinue reading “Research Review: 4 Links To Make You Strong, Get Lean and Perform Better.”

Exercise of the Month: The Perfect Press Up

The press up is one of the most commonly used but most abused exercises used in the gym for upper body strength/endurance. We use a lot of press ups in our programmes at Results FAST. The reason being that unlike traditional bench pressing the shoulders are allowed to move freely into abduction (out) and protractionContinue reading “Exercise of the Month: The Perfect Press Up”