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Microtraining - fitness trend stimulating Korea

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https://train.fitness - As TRAINFITNESS prepares to showcase T3 and fx at Asia Fitness Conference & Expo 2016 (October 7th-9th), we’re looking East at the latest fitness trends.Korea’s fitness enthusiasts have found a new way to stimulate their workouts: electricity. Microtraining claims to deliver the same result of four hours of regular exercise in just twenty minutes, and is proving to be very much in vogue.Microtraining involves wearing a corset-like suit attached to a machine. The machine then transmits low frequency electrical impulses directly to the muscles as you work out. The feeling resembles a mild vibration, and the electricity stimulates the muscle to contract.Workouts can include cardio, muscle-specific work and full-body programs such as jumping jacks and squats. The pulsing

Supplements: should your personal training client be taking them?

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https://train.fitness - From whey to ZMA, gym goers are spoiled for choice with pills and powders. Personal trainers need to cut through the marketing jargon for their clients and consider alternatives to these must-havesYour new personal training client has their gym membership sorted, bought sparkling white trainers and stocked their fridge with good intentions. And then they ask you about supplements.The supplements industry is big business, mushrooming since late 2000. No longer the preserve of weekend warriors and professional bodybuilders, fitness supplements are now being knocked back by everyday gym goers keen to progress, or simply to fit in amongst those on the gym floor swallowing pills and downing brightly coloured liquids between sets.Four years ago, supplements produced about $32 billion in revenue

AFC Week: Chinese women are muscling in on a stronger physique

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https://train.fitness - As TRAINFITNESS prepares to showcase T3 and fx at Asia Fitness Conference & Expo 2016 (October 7th-9th), we’re looking East at the latest fitness trends.A change is steadily taken place in China as more women not only embrace the gym, but along within it a more muscular physique."Women used to think muscles would have side effects, or negative effects, on their body type and looks," said Kim Min-jeong, a professor of global sports science at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, in an interview with Reuters."The beauty of muscles""The strength, the outer beauty of muscles, the positive attitudes and energetic images of these women become the motivation," said Kim. "Women now have higher social status and bigger roles in society." Over

AFC Week: Microtraining - the fitness trend stimulating Korea

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https://train.fitness - As TRAINFITNESS prepares to showcase T3 and fx at Asia Fitness Conference & Expo 2016 (October 7th-9th), we’re looking East at the latest fitness trends.Korea’s fitness enthusiasts have found a new way to stimulate their workouts: electricity. Microtraining claims to deliver the same result of four hours of regular exercise in just twenty minutes, and is proving to be very much in vogue.Microtraining involves wearing a corset-like suit attached to a machine. The machine then transmits low frequency electrical impulses directly to the muscles as you work out. The feeling resembles a mild vibration, and the electricity stimulates the muscle to contract.Workouts can include cardio, muscle-specific work and full-body programs such as jumping jacks and squats. The pulsing

Building the aesthetic physique: how to get a measure of your success

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https://train.fitness - Four steps to track your progress and get closer to your goalsBuilding the aesthetic physique you want is a process of proposal, test, analyse and adjust. Assuming you don’t have a coach to do it for you, the process usually looks something like this: Propose a training and diet plan Give it a go Analyse the results Adjust to improveLots of people are good at the first two stages but they forget to undertake fair and reliable analysis which ultimately inhibits their progression. When building an aesthetic physique the ultimate goal is visual so the majority of the tests are orientated around look and size. That being said, it can help to log workouts as performance can be a helpful progress indicator.A simple and relatively easy method i’ve found to be effective for perso

Don’t get wrapped up in wearable tech

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https://train.fitness - The Apple Watch 2 can’t compete with the reality of effective personal trainingSlightly lost in the maelstrom of the iPhone 7 launch this month was the second coming of the Apple Watch. Its partnership with Nike, however, made sure no-one missed the watch's repositioning as a fitness device. It was a shrewd move. Nike's Run Club app is built into the Apple Watch 2, accessible right from the home screen, and comes complete with exclusive Siri commands. But, can wearable tech and virtual assistants really compete with the face-to-face personal trainer?The wearable tech market is a growing and lucrative one. CCS Insight predicts 411 million smart wearable devices – worth $34 billion – will be sold in 2020. Of these, fitness-related gadgets are expected to make

Why the rowing machine should be in your next workout

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https://train.fitness - The rowing machine offers you a calorie-torching total body workout. So why aren’t you using it?It’s not uncommon to see in a gym – lost amongst row upon row of treadmills – the rowing machine gathering dust. Those who do use it often either look bored or have zoned out at the sacrifice of good technique.The rowing machine deserves better than this.The rowing machine burns burns higher calories than most cardio alternatives.In one hour on the rower, you can burn, on average, 840 calories. In comparison, sixty minutes of swimming, running or cycling burns about 600 calories. If your personal training client wants to lose weight, it’s time you introduced them to the rowing machine.Rowing goes beyond fat burning though.The rowing machine delivers a total bo

fx v16.5 - Out Now!

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https://train.fitness - New T3 Release Now AvailableThe latest T3 workouts from TRAINFITNESS are now available. The fifth T3 release of 2016 has been designed specifically to help your clients achieve their fitness goals. Check out the v16.5 preview of each of the programmes below.As always, there’s a great new music sound track to motivate your clients all the way through the workout.Who wants poppin’ triceps?! Because that is exactly what’s on offer in this release of T3 blast where you’ll mix up some tough pivot planks using just 1-arm and 1-leg. Sound tough? It is! But wait, there is more to come in the Agility Complex where your speed up and down from the ground is tested with that single arm motion once again. Burn serious calories and build serious arm strength this time around wit

Fasted cardio: are you giving your clients an empty promise?

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https://train.fitness - Slow down the pursuit of fat loss and give your personal training clients their fill of the facts first As personal trainers, many of us have asked clients at the start of a session what they have eaten that day and received a list of terrible food choices. And then there are those who simply say: nothing.One of the major hurdles to achieving our fitness goals is eating the right food at the right times. Some people over-eat, some under-eat and some swing between fasting and binging.​While the thought of not having downed a protein shake before a workout might be unfathomable to regular gym-goers, what to eat before exercise becomes an interesting question when clients raise the concept of fasted cardio with their personal trainer. For clients wanting to lose body fat, the idea of not eat

Don’t be in the dark about the benefits of late-night workouts

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https://train.fitness - Early risers take note: exercising at 6am may be working against you The excuse of not having enough time in the day to workout has just got thinner. The Night Tube has launched in London, running 24 hours on Fridays and Saturdays. That, coupled with the rise of 24/7 gyms opening across the country, means there is now an opportunity to get fit around the clock. A calorie burned at 9am is the same as a calorie burned at 9pm or 3am, but there may be benefits of working out past your bedtime. Personal trainers looking to increase their clients may wish to consider setting their alarms for night owls and making the most of the gains that can be had exercising after dark. All fired up Working out at night means you have already had the day preparing to get hot and sweaty. T

Meat-free protein: why you shouldn’t chicken out on plant sources

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https://train.fitness - Just when you thought it was safe to enter the meat aisle… From protein shakes and chicken breasts in the gym changing rooms to the exotic meal prep on Instagram, we’ve seen it all at TRAINFITNESS. Or, so we thought. Now, protein is coming in new forms to excite – or upset – your stomach, depending on your disposition. Surf’n’turf is no longer off the menu for vegetarians with scientists using plant protein to mimic the look, feel and taste of red meat and seafood.The Beyond Burger is a pea protein-based patty that has been designed to look and feel as much like a regular meat burger as possible. It even “bleeds,” courtesy of beetroot juice. At 23 grams of protein, it packs more of it than beef, has more omegas than salmon, more a

How to bake off calories and make gains in the kitchen

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https://train.fitness - Have your cake and eat it by swapping a few simple ingredients As Mary Berry enters the tent again for the new series of Great British Bake Off, those who are keen to eat healthily might be feeling left out. With one slice of Victoria Sponge packing 187 calories, can you really be Star Baker while still achieving your gym goals? Arnold Schwarzenegger has freely admitted his love of eating pies during the peak of his bodybuilding days. There is another way to make serious gains when cooking though. Related content: Download our free smoothie recipe eBook By switching a few ingredients, you can greatly reduce your calorie intake without compromising on flavour. These handy dupes below can mean more protein, less sugar and better sources of fat. Mel and Sue would approve.