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Swiss Balls – Why Use Them?

Clarice House Personal Trainer Nolan Sunnassee investigates the benefits of using Swiss Balls. Swiss balls are common place within gyms around the world now but what benefits do they provide for the average gym goer? Made popular by rehabilitation specialists in Switzerland over sixty years ago and popularised by American physical therapists (Chek 1996, 2000), [...]

How many repetitions should i do when lifting weights?

Simplistically repetitions are dictated by your goals:   Reps Goal 1-3 Power 1-5 Strength 6-8 Functional Hypertrophy 8-12 Hypertrophy 12-15 Strength Endurance 15+ Endurance   In reality you have to consider many other factors, such as the persons training age, training experience, chronological age, sports participated in, body type, flexibility, nervous system, technical ability, past [...]

Should I Take More Protein To Improve My Results?

This is a commonly asked question which depends on various factors. Protein is a macromolecule that is found in fish, meat, eggs, nuts, etc. Proteins have many important functions in the body, including supporting repair, growth, producing hormones and enzymes as well as making antibodies, balancing fluid levels and as an energy and potential carbohydrate [...]

Perfect Your Exercise for Perfect Results

Want to get the best results from your exercise? Then you need to ensure your movement is using the right muscles in the right sequences. Anyone I have trained over the years will tell you that the most important part of improving any exercise is technique. Great technique will make the line of force from [...]

Women & Weight Training – why is it essential?

Having trained thousands of people to reach their fat loss or fitness goals a common question always arises when training new female clients, ‘Won’t lifting weight make me muscly?’. This is a common misconception and the truth is that every women should do weight training as it has many important health benefits, this include: Anti [...]