Accelerate your fat loss with NEAT

Non-exercise activity thermogenesis (NEAT) is the energy expended for everything we do that is not sleeping, eating or planned exercise such as going to the gym or playing a sport. Examples of NEAT Walking to work Housework Gardening DIY Even fidgeting! NEAT activities can significantly contribute towards your daily energy expenditure without the need for […]

Boxing & Padwork | Head Hooks

Our last Boxing & Padwork article focused on the jab and the cross, now we are going to focus on hooks, particularly short range hooks to the head.   Why Hooks? Ok so little background on the hook first. As with all punches throwing some head or body hooks at a bag or focus pads […]

What is Pyramid training?

pyramid training examples

Pyramid training systems are widely known and are often utilised in resistance training programmes – but what are they? Well it depends which pyramid we are talking about as “Pyramiding” can actually be performed in three different ways 1. Ascending pyramids Ascending pyramids adopt a light-to-heavy approach, whereby each successive set is performed with a […]

How to Shine as a Personal Trainer

There’s so much competition! Why would anyone want me to be their trainer? Maybe working on your communication skills, emotional and social intelligence might just be the key. Not all Personal trainers are equal However, successful personal trainers all have certain traits in common. It isn’t hard to picture this person. They are ALWAYS smiling […]

An intro to Static Stretching

Static stretching guide

Unlike our dynamic stretching that we discussed in a previous post, static stretching is stretching without movement. Which does not make it the most effective form of stretching for warming up before a training session but it does make them very suitable for cooling down at the end of a training session. What are the […]

Boxing & Padwork | Jab & Cross

After discussing the benefits of boxing & padwork, now we are going to focus on two particular punches ‘the jab and cross’. Your jab is your lead hand and your cross is your rear hand (also your dominant hand). They are the most commonly used punches in boxing for their long range, accuracy and speed. […]

Boxing & Padwork | Footwork

It is essential that before you begin incorporating boxing & padwork into your training that you learn how to stand correctly with good posture and where to position your fists and arms to protect your chin and your ribs. You also need to learn how to move correctly to avoid being caught off balance and […]