April 2020 // Archive

Date based archive
22 Apr
Training Volume: Respect Your Recovery Volume is a tool to be used when appropriate. We need to view exercises as tools for jobs, along side the amount of the said tool we use. If we use random exercises with no order we get random results that may or may not be in line with goals. […]
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21 Apr
Basics of Training Programming – Different Set Types This is looking through a muscle hypertrophy lens. There are lots of other set types if we begin to look at other fields of weight training such as Crossfit or Olympic lifting etc. But today let’s stick with the stuff we most commonly see in and out […]
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21 Apr
Chris Peil – Safely Assessing the Neck for Clearance. Chris is starting a series of videos going through each body part for assessment and clearance for physical activity. He discusses some red flags. Clarifies where we need to refer out as personal trainers, and also what is within our scope of practice to work on […]
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21 Apr
Anatomy Terminology – Direction / Loading / Movement Planes Terminology is something that confuses a lot of people. What is Anterior? Posterior? What the hell do these even mean? I’ve had request from the ideas box for a video explaining terminology. Hopefully this should clear some of them up for you! I missed Superior / […]
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16 Apr
Internal & External Stability – When to Apply? Stability impacts the total progression of a lift. So this makes it hugely important. However it can also be applied incorrectly, as anything can. You have to earn the right to use external stability aids in my opinion. If you have 6 months training experience and can’t […]
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13 Apr
Targeting Different Ranges of Muscle When we have the goal of hypertrophy (getting bigger muscles), it’s important to challenge the full range of the muscle. We can do this through manipulating where the exercise is hard and where the exercise is easier. We would do this to match the hard part of the exercise to […]
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11 Apr
Will Stretching Work? Nice click bait title for you there. But seriously. Will stretching work? It hugely depends. I think sometimes people get lead down the garden path with it and fobbed off. ”You have tight X, Y, Z so you need to stretch” Well, maybe it will help. IF the stretch helps positioning and […]
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09 Apr
Your Questions – Answered! These are some questions from you guys, i’ve addressed them in this video. If any of you guys want to re – ask after hearing my response and trying the things mentioned then fire away and i’ll post another up! Summary: Adam – It depends on what the issue is Eduardo- […]
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09 Apr
Food Quality – Processed Food The amount of calories we absorb from food is dictated largely by the amount of surface area the food can be broken down to. More surface area = better absorption. This is why we chew food in the first place essentially! We take a chunk and mash it down mixing […]
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