Conditioning Training

Depending on what your fitness goals are, i.e get bigger, leaner, stronger or faster, you would approach conditioning in a slightly different way.

cristian-baron-27345The concept of conditioning stems from the scientific approach to the physical training of professional athletes, who would have their training programmed in specific phases.

Pro athletes would typically have periods of specific focus for their training, for instance, the off-season wouldn’t mean- no training, but rather active rest during which time training is mostly used as a form of therapy or to address smaller issues in order to prevent future injuries.

The Pre-season phase is when athletes would start training in ways that would prepare them for competition and increasingly simulate the conditions which they would experience during competition. For instance they might need to develop the ability to keep running at full pace to catch one more pass, or to out sprint a defender, or to kick up to one more gear on the last lap of the race, even if they have already spent all their energy already, just trying to stay in the game. Conditioning, therefore, has the specific goal of preparing the athlete for the competition. Of course, in-season, athletes would be training in the same way, but with the extra consideration of competition days, that would mean that training sessions may be shorter or less often, but never any less intense. Continue reading “Conditioning Training”

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Getting big things done.

a-view-from-the-topBig things, achievements, goals, a legacy, these are the things in life that we all strive for. You might not want to admit to it, but you do too. Your big thing might be to buy a house for your family to live in, start your own successful business so that you can be your own boss or become healthier to ensure that you are around to enjoy a long life with your loved ones. Getting Big things done will always be a lingering thought for all of us. So why aren’t you, and me actually going after them, why don’t we work on achieving these big things?

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An App-reciation​ for fitness.

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Smartphones have taken over our lives. The distraction factor of having the world of social media and google and games and photos and Whats App and…see what I mean. Despite all these distractions, my smartphone has really become an enriching part of my life through the use of apps. Specifically fitness apps. A good fitness app truly is like having a dedicated trainer in your back pocket, ready to put you through your paces at a moment’s notice, at any time of day, anywhere you are.

I’ve been using a few, but I’m sure there are many more out there and even more still to be developed, so I here are my thoughts on the best mobile fitness apps for Andriod or IOS on the market right now. Continue reading “An App-reciation​ for fitness.”

Exercise Program not working?

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exercise program not working?

You did it.

You finally decided to start taking action with the simple and easy training plan from last months fitness magazine. You’ve prioritised your daily workouts and it’s has been going well. The short-term effects of  training already showed up after the first few weeks. You’re sleeping better, your concentration has improved and your confidence is up.

But now, 2 months down the line, it doesn’t seem like you’re getting much of the results you were going for…What Now? Continue reading “Exercise Program not working?”