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fight fx v 17.1

Posted By TrainFitness on Health - fight fx V17.1As the excitement builds towards the release of another brand-new version of fight fx, I wanted to take a moment to breakdown the structure and rationale behind v17.1.Our Mobilisation track, “Home is Where the Heart Is”, sets the scene by creating an authentic fight workout atmosphere. We start with a traditional kata and slowly build the basic strikes and kicks to form a nice combination achievable for everyone. This track is about getting the technique right before we move onto faster movement patterns later in the workout.Track 2, “Funky Radio”, is upbeat and certainly lifts the heart rate through a combination of shuffles and fast jabs in a total-body fight combo. Starting with the basics, movement patterns are built upon through layering to give

groove fx v 17.1

Posted By TrainFitness on Health - groove fx V17.1groove fx has always been about adding your style to our choreography. The aim in v17.1 is to highlight this which we’ve done by having three groovers in the video. Michael is joined by Lisa Welham and Katy Moore, and you’ll see that they all have very much their own style of dance.When you watch the video you’ll see each of the team move very differently, even though the choreography is the same. If we were to isolate the presenters and then compare, it would be easy to see that each move looks quite different when performed by each of them. When learning the moves, feel free to add your own style and personality to the moves. If a move doesn’t feel right for you, remember pro-choreography: make it your own.We start with “Shadows of Love&rdquo

pump fx v 17.1

Posted By TrainFitness on Health - pump fx V17.1In v16.3 we introduced pre-exhaustion where we work an assisting muscle group first to fatigue it before we target the major muscle group. The aim is to overload the major muscle group more than we would normally. We use this methodology again in v17.1 however rather than doing pre-exhaustion in a single track, we do it over multiple tracks. In this release we perform the Triceps track before the Pectorals track. The result is our pectorals have to work harder as the triceps have already been exhausted. We then fatigue the biceps in our Biceps track before we go into our Back track with the aim of focusing more on the Latissimus Dorsi.We’re also very pleased to announce that pump fx and blast fx now have separate sound tracks. pump fx v17.1 now has a unique playlist whi

stomp fx v 17.1

Posted By TrainFitness on Health - stomp fx V17.1The aim of stomp fx is to increase the heart rate so that at some point in the workout, or several points, we work in the anaerobic training zone. The more often we do an exercise, the more the body adapts to it. This means that it gets harder and harder to get into the anaerobic training zone by doing the same exercises. In this release of stomp fx we once again introduce you to some new movement patterns to challenge you in ways you’ve not been challenged before.“Shadows of Love” is the Mobilisation track where Neil gradually increases the intensity of each exercise each cycle so the heart rate and body temperature increase accordingly.Track 2 continues to see the intensity increase in “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”. We start by teachin

blast fx v 17.1

Posted By TrainFitness on Health - blast fx V17.1New exercises, new movement patterns and new challenges are what we aim to give you in blast fx. Katy & Leanne are going to do just this in v17.1. We start with a whole new, UNIQUE (different to pump fx) playlist. Yes, we have separated out the soundtracks for pump fx and blast fx. In terms of new moves, we see a progression of the Shrimp Squat which was introduced in v16.3 and an amazing Plyometric Plank in our Core track. Deep breaths now, and begin.We start with “Turn Up The Music”. Katy introduces us to some flowing movements to mobilise the joints and warm up the body. The style of this mobilisation is quite different to previous ones and aims to give greater mobility through the hips in preparation for what’s to come.Leanne then delivers the Plyom

Top 5 podcasts for cardio

Posted By TrainFitness on Health - Want to train your brain while you run? Swap the beat for some knowledge bombsWorking out to music has been scientifically proven to have benefits. But, if you’re sick of hearing that Clean Bandit song or want something to give your brain a workout as well as your body, podcasts could be the answer.Music with a high bpm and uplifting lyrics can help you workout harder for longer. However, during a lengthy cardio session sometimes letting the mind get distracted from the task at hand can help see through to the end.Podcasts are a great opportunity for some brain training. There is a whole wealth available to download for free online, ranging from intense political debates to live comedy shows. If you want to absorb some training tips during your session, then we recommend giving the

The diet you’ve never of is the best of 2017

Posted By TrainFitness on Health - New year, new you? If you’re embarking on a diet this year, make sure it’s one that will deliver resultsThe results are in and the best – and worst – diets have been announced. The annual Best Diets report by US News sees the appearance of both old favourites (e.g. Weight Watchers) and obscure newcomers (e.g. Engine 2 Diet).The Best Diets report is compiled through consulting with medical journals, government reports and other resources before being reviewed by a panel of experts in diet, nutrition, obesity, food psychology, diabetes and heart disease. Each diet was judged based on how easy it is to follow, its ability to produce short-term and long-term weight loss, its nutritional completeness, its safety, and its potential for preventing and managing diabetes an

Busy gym? How to crush your January goals

Posted By TrainFitness on Health - Start the New Year right and don’t let a busy gym derail your progressJanuary is here, and with it the resounding cry of “I’m going to get fit this year!” With New Year resolutions come gyms packed with well intentions and newcomers clambering over every piece of kit available.Getting a hard workout in is particularly difficult during busy periods. Here are our tips for navigating the next few weeks and keeping your fitness progress going into February and beyond…Keep it simpleUnless you are lucky enough to have the run of the gym, you are going to need to have a long hard look at your January gym programme (and you should have one!). If you’re intending on doing tri-sets that call for reserving three different bits of equipment spread across the gym,

Get ski-slope ready with TRAINFITNESS

Posted By TrainFitness on Health - Whether you’re a skier or a snowboarder, prepare for the white stuff with a full-body workoutWhile some people long for sun, sand and bikinis, others can’t wait for ski season to arrive. As snow descends on mountains around the world, make sure you are equipped with more than just a ski pass before you tackle the runs of Chamonix and Mt. Baker.Below are three exercises worth incorporating into your gym programme this season.Romanian deadliftImproving your hamstring strength will help prevent anterior cruciate ligament injuries, prevalent in skiing.While we regularly use and abuse our quads – even those who skip Legs Day (gasp!) – hamstrings are not so often isolated. A significant amount of knee injuries occur during an alpine fall due to the hamstring simply not b

How to prepare for your personal training interview

Posted By TrainFitness on Health - They love your CV.. Now it’s time to meet them. Whether it's an individual or a company, a boutique studio or a huge gym chain, read our tips for making a great impression!Before the interviewOnce you’ve been formally asked to come in, you should start doing your research. Having a full understanding of the specific organization and their product should really help you stand out from the crowd. This will allow you to demonstrate a deep understanding of what the company does and its culture.Here are the top 5 things to research before the interview: The organisation’s history and their vision for the future The products and services The organisation’s culture The organisation’s competitors The type of clientsThink about the type of classic interview questi

How to become a personal trainer

Posted By TrainFitness on Health - Discover how to have a career in the fitness industry, including the qualifications you need and where they can take you2016 has been a fantastic year for the fitness industry. More than 9 million people in the UK now have a gym membership; that’s one in seven people. Beyond that, there are the weekend running clubs, the CrossFitters, Tough Mudder teams in training and outdoor boot camps.With so much interest in how we exercise and what we eat, and so many paths to take in the industry, now is a great time to become a personal trainer.One of the great things about working in the fitness industry is how flexible it can be to your needs and what you want out of life. Perhaps you like the sound of working for yourself and helping a specific demographic to improve their health? Perhaps

How to write a great personal trainer CV

Posted By TrainFitness on Health - A CV is your opportunity to grab a potential employer’s or recruiter’s attention. The correct layout, design and content can separate you from the pack and ensure you get the call for that all-important interview.Contact and personal detailsYou should include all of your key details such as name, address, phone number, and e-mail (have a professional e-mail address). You can also include your personal website and your social media accounts.Opening statementThis should tell the reader who you are. In a nutshell, how experienced you are, what you want from them, what can you bring to the table, and what you’re hoping to achieve. Keep it short and sweet.Career historyYou may have limited experience if you’re just out of college, for example, or you have may lots of ex

Being a Great T3 Coach - Webinar

Posted By TrainFitness on Health - T3 workouts are unique, challenging and varied. You can deliver them to groups and one-one personal training clients. But what does it take to be a great T3 Coach? And how can you assist your participants to get the most out of their T3 workout by adopting a ‘pro-design’ philosophy. To figure all that out TRAINFITNESS has put together this short webinar which provides an insight into, not only how to be a successful coach in general, but how to deliver killer T3 high-intensity workouts. × Yourbrowserdoesnotsupportthehtml5video $(document).ready(function() { $("#Video_code").click(function() { console.log('video_test'); $("#openModalVideo").modal({ backdrop: true }); }); }); jQuery('#openModalVideo').on('', function(e) { jQuery('#openModalVideo iframe').attr("sr

Turkey: 5 reasons to be eating it all year round

Posted By TrainFitness on Health - Find out why this protein-rich bird should be in your oven, with five recipes to get you startedWith Christmas inevitably comes your mum’s turkey. Turkey meat has a reputation for being bland and dry but, cooked right, not only does it taste good but it can do you good too. It even gives the hallowed chicken breast a run for its money!Why should turkey be on your plate? Turkey is a rich source of protein, as well as iron, zinc, potassium, phosphorus. vitamin B6 and niacin. Low in fat, particularly the white meat, turkey is great for a clean bulk or for leaning up. You get around 150 calories in a portion of cooked turkey breast. Eating turkey can lower cholesterol levels and can help keep insulin levels stable. Turkey can also boost your immune system and act as an antioxidant. Turk