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.”
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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 3: Beginners Press Ups, Fat Loss and Speed Deadlifts.
In this months thrilling installment we wrestle with the questions that count! 1. Learn to do full press ups. It’s not about being sexist but this applies to both men and women. On a full press up you are lifting approximately 75% of your body weight an impressive achievement either way. One mistake we find isContinue reading “From the Gym Floor…. Part 3: Beginners Press Ups, Fat Loss and Speed Deadlifts.”
Why Sugar Isn’t The Bad Guy: Part One
Just as fat was demonized in the 1980’s sugar seems to be taking a bashing as dietary zealots whipping boy. With sugar avoidance becoming the latest media headline it’s compelling that sugar now plays the role that saturated fat once played and it is now responsible for the obesity epidemic that was once fats responsibility.Continue reading “Why Sugar Isn’t The Bad Guy: Part One”
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….”
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”