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Runners often either love, hate or endure strength training as a necessary evil. However is strength training necessary for runners, and if so how do we sell it to our athletes as personal trainers or health professionals? Many people are under the notion that Strength Training (ST) isn’t helpful for runners and in some cases...
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So you’ve just trained for and completed a marathon, what do you do next? Whether you set a PB, it was a mediocre performance or even if you crashed and burned half way around; however you did in the marathon, the post marathon blues will soon kick in as the realisation that up to 6...
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These days it seems everyone is talking about innovation and its importance to pretty much our entire nation, but what is innovation? Many definitions exist for this word that quite possibly gets abused and overused. The best definition I have heard is the following: innovation is significant positive change. It is a very high bar,...
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mental health
In recent times, the role of exercise in the prevention and treatment of illness has become a growing area of interest. Many health conditions have become associated with a lack of activity, as research into their causes improves. Whilst it is becoming very clear that regular exercise could potentially represent a first level treatment option...
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Within health and fitness coffee has often received bad press, with a commonly held belief that it is inherently bad for us, or that regular consumption is linked to negative health effects. This is actually far from the truth, as coffee (good quality of course!) has many health benefits, aside from the well-known effects of...
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Inward knee movement is a common movement dysfunction in athletic groups and can predispose individuals to a host of injuries. As a Personal Trainer or fitness professional, do you know of possible causes for this to help prevent your clients getting injured?   What is knee Valgus? Also known as valgus collapse, medial knee displacement...
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With a constantly growing elderly population and people living longer than ever before, the effects of aging and age related diseases are becoming much more prevalent. Issues such as sarcopenia (age related loss of muscle tissue) and osteoporosis (loss of bone density) are somewhat inevitable consequences of ageing (especially if we become sedentary), but what...
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As fitness professionals, educating our clients to make sound nutrition choices is often a major priority. However an area that is often missed, or rather oversimplified, is that of hydration. With the onset of summer and popularity of recreational endurance events during this season, ensuring your clients stay optimally hydrated is crucial for effective performance....
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Being a successful PT means more than how big your bank balance is, or how many before and after photos you have. If you want to run a successful business with happy clients and a good reputation, you must develop good habits that influence your everyday actions. Here BMF Academy Senior Training Tutor Andy Kay...
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Finishing a workout by downing a protein shake has become an almost mandatory ritual for avid gym goers in recent years, but do we really need to supplement with protein, and why?   First we need to look at where protein comes from and what its role is in the human diet. Dietary protein generally...
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