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HIGH INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING WHY HARDER ISNT ALWAYS BETTER

The Trend of HIIT training dates back further than the current FAD we see circulating in modern circles, most notably dating back to 1996 when professor Izumi TABATA conducted research on Olympic Speed skaters with a training method of 20 seconds Ultra Intense exercise followed by 10 secs of rest. The research proved successful in its ability to obtain strong results in such a short period. The trend then caught on and we see many varying versions of the same style using short periods of intense exercise followed by short periods of rest.

SUPPLEMENTS: ARE THEY REALLY NECESSARY?

Searching for Supplements

In short my answer to the question, “Are supplements really necessary?” Is YES they are. But there are few things we need to think about before going out and spending your fortune on the latest “Body Building stack”.

WHAT IS FITNESS?

Getting Fit

We all have varying levels of fitness. Plus, fitness has varying meanings to different people.

Working in the health and fitness industry, I hear the question, “What is Fitness?” asked often. But, many people struggle to define fitness.

MENTAL PREPARATION IS YOUR STRONGEST TOOL

Sound Mind Sound Body

We have all heard the term mind over matter before. But, when it comes to athletic performance your strongest asset is your mental strength. Let’s look at this now.

SPORTS INJURIES AND INJURY PREVENTION

Track and Field Athletes Competing

In my time coaching athletes and clients, rarely have I come across an athlete or individual who has not suffered form of sports injuries. Unfortunately, when it comes to sports injuries, injury potential starts In my time coaching athletes and clients, rarely have I come across an athlete or individual who has not suffered form of sports injuries. Unfortunately, when it comes to sports injuries, injury potential starts from a genetic level. So some athletes and individuals are more prone than others to injuries or being injured. This weakness is usually due to weaker bone structures, weak tendons and ligament makeup or many other physiological factors. However, as we do not know what our risk level is to injury, it is important that we take precautions. These measures then ensure that we protect ourselves from both minor and serious sports injuries when both training and competing.

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