The importance of balance and symmetry

The importance of balance and symmetry

  Muscular balance and symmetry has received a lot of attention over the past few years with an increasing emphasis on ‘aesthetics’ in the fitness community. Many individuals go about achieving it in a rather haphazard manner, with the ironic result that the...
Can lifting weights improve heart health?

Can lifting weights improve heart health?

  Research into strength training has often focused on bone health, physical function and quality of life in older adults. When it comes to reducing the risk for cardiovascular disease, most people usually think of running or other cardio activity. Yet a recent...
Lift weights to lift your spirits!

Lift weights to lift your spirits!

     Lift weights to lift your spirits! Many people use aerobic exercise to help boost their mood, with studies long associating such exercise with reducing symptoms of depression. Now research published in JAMA Psychiatry found resistance exercise training –...
Winning the confidence to build muscle

Winning the confidence to build muscle

  Muscle is a central topic within the wellness community, the very cornerstone of fitness and health. Now a new report from Public Health England and the Centre for Ageing Better recognises that muscle and bone strengthening are vital for health and future...
Resistance training: intensity explained

Resistance training: intensity explained

  In a time-short world, to maximise the returns on our resistance training it’s important to understand there are three main variables governing every training program or training cycle: Volume: the number of repetitions, sets and exercises of a specific body...

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