Training Mini-Lectures

Training
29 Jun
Resistance – Moment Arm / Force Angles / Lever Arm The weight does not dictate directly the resistance. The weight is only half of the problem. The resistance is determined by the moment arm & force angle. 20Kg weight does not = 20kg resistance. It CAN but it doesn’t always. We can manipulate this to […]
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14 May
Basics of Programming – Considerations for Beginner vs Advanced When programming for hypertrophy there are many considerations that need to be taken on board. Training status is one of the branches we need to be aware of to guide us. Training status will ultimately influence the individuals ability to perform exercise and as a result […]
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08 May
‘Rounded Shoulders’? Try this upper rib cage opener. This is something that could potentially help with recapturing shoulder range too depending on what the individual has from a ribcage presentation point of view. Directions: keep the elbows tucked into the sides, don’t flare them Push through the thumb side of the wrist Depress or pull […]
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06 May
  Alignment of Resistance with Target Muscle Knowing which direction the resistance is pulling will basically give the answer as to how you need to position yourself in order to line things up. If the goal is to target a lat, we need to adhere to the direction the lat wants to contract right? We […]
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06 May
Leg Extension / Leg Curls: Toes in / Toes out? Summary of Leg Extension: Knee extension is the main focus. We do not want to create rotation. The knee does not rotate at full knee extension. Toes in or out is a stupid idea. MAYBE useful in a rehab setting. Maybe. And i say maybe […]
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06 May
Teaching Exercise Vs Training Exercise When we are performing exercise in order to gain any outcome it’s important to understand what the exercise is for and how we should apply it. Sensory motor competence is a fancy term for being able to understand where your joints and muscles are in space. We need sensory motor […]
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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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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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