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Training towards multiple goals at once is not optimal for results but can still be beneficial and very fun.  With traditional periodisation, we tend to focus on specific components of fitness as I discussed in the previous articles: general physical preparedness, body composition, and strength and power training. However, when using what I call ‘Hybrid […]

28th June 2021

After completing a structured body composition programme you may want to consider progressing onto a programme that develops maximal strength and power. Not only can these programmes be very fun but if you play any kind of sport then a good strength and power programme can help you to run faster, jump higher, throw further […]

27th June 2021

Body composition training is a popular term used to train with the objective of making favourable changes to one’s body composition. Before I explain how to do that I will first explain what body composition means. Body composition Your ‘body composition’ is describing what your body is composed of. In the fitness world, we tend […]

23rd June 2021

General physical preparedness is (GPP) could almost be described as training to train. Before any client or athlete jumps straight into a highly specialised programme they need to have built themselves a good foundation of fitness first that will pre-hab them from any future injuries, prevent overtraining and ensure they get effective gains in all […]

23rd June 2021

As a coach and a teacher, I often get asked what my training and nutritional programme looks like. My response will change depending on what macrocycle I happen to be in. I was asked a few weeks ago this question so let me explain how I usually train. An overview of my training When it […]

21st June 2021

I was asked recently whether losing weight was as simple as eat less and move more. My answer was yes, and no.  On paper, it is that simple but in practice, it really isn’t. How do we lose weight? For your body to break down body fat it has to be in a calorie deficit. […]

17th May 2021

Training motivation comes in two forms: Intrinsic motivation and extrinsic motivation. This article will describe how “good personal trainers” optimise both forms of motivation to help clients achieve their goals 🤟. Intrinsic motivation Intrinsic training motivation is being motivated to train simply because you enjoy training. In many ways, I believe this is the most […]

11th May 2021

What is belly fat and why can’t we seem to lose it? This is a question I have been asked many times over the years. Especially from post-natal clients. I answer the question in this short article. Energy surplus First of all, any increase in body fat wherever you store it is always going to […]

10th May 2021

A sensible question to ask before embarking on the journey of becoming a personal trainer: “Is being a personal trainer a good job?” If you have a passion for health and fitness then what better way to spend your working hours than talking, listening, and reading about your favourite hobby. Working in a role that […]

26th April 2021

At Storm Fitness Academy, we give our trainee PT’s all the resources they need to become brilliant and successful trainers.   A coach A community A study portal   Training manuals   If they apply everything they learn from all of those awesome resources they will have an a great career.   However, they can’t […]

26th April 2021

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