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The Benefits Of Full Body Splits

  For decades, single muscle group body splits have become the go-to training method and thought to be the most optimal. The body part split can be a great tool for many but should we be performing full-body sessions instead?...

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The Benefits Of A Progressive Training Program
The Benefits Of A Progressive Training Program

Most training programs are designed in a linear style model were generally speaking as the weeks go on, the training program gets relatively harder. This can be done by manipulating variables such as volume (sets & reps performed) and intensity (weight/ load lifted) (1). Unlike the linear progression of changing variables less often such as monthly increases in intensity and...

One Simple Tip to Improve Your Training Results

  Prioritisation A simple but yet overlooked technique is choosing an exercise or muscle group and placing it first in the workout. It may seem like common sense, however, its commonly seen that an individual may want to grow a particular muscle group, but they don't train the muscle group until the halfway or end of the workout. The same...

Maximise Your Results In Under An Hour

  For many people, spending time in the gym is hard enough due to other commitments and the consistent thought of we don’t have enough time to workout is highly evident. However, getting a good workout in under an hour is achievable and it can be done by using alternative techniques. Training should still focus on the principles of progressive...

Is Training to Failure Necessary For Muscle Growth

  For many individuals working hard is a necessity when muscle growth is the goal, but is training to failure necessary? Firstly, training to failure can be defined as when the muscle can’t produce any more force to control a given load (1). The most important question to ask should be, is training to failure suitable for me? Not the...

Is Muscle Soreness Required For Muscle Growth?

  It’s generally thought that muscle soreness, otherwise known as DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) is a direct by-product of muscle growth. With that in mind, chasing muscle soreness with the idea that more is better and using it as an indicator of a good workout might not be the best approach. You may be selling yourself short if that’s...

Improve Your Results by Taking Time Off Training

  Establishing a training routine and well balanced nutritional intake will be the foundation for achieving the desired results for any individual, however, taking time off training is often seen as a step backwards. On the contrary taking time off any sort of demanding training routine should be seen as a step sideways with the thought of long term progression....

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Do Abdominal Exercises Help Me Burn Stomach Fat?

  The short answer is no, and here’s why! There is no such thing as spot reduction of body fat, therefore the thought of targeting a muscle group for that purpose is unrealistic. In order to lose weight, the number of calories expended (burnt off) must be higher than the number of calories consumed. The state is known as a...

3 Tips to Help You Build Muscle

Building muscle is a common goal whether that's for functional performance purposes or aesthetic preferences, and for the majority of individuals building muscle is often over complicated. If you class yourself as an intermediate or advanced lifter then focusing on the minutiae of building muscle could be beneficial, however, these three simple areas explained below could be what's missing from...