I have never heard of any woman getting bigger muscles accidentally. Have you?
As a personal trainer I often hear two things from female clients; ‘this won’t give me big muscles will it!?’ And ‘I bulk really easily!’
There is a general misconception amongst female trainees that if they start lifting weights that they will turn into He-man. Women do not ‘bulk’ from weight training; they simply do not have the hormonal production to elicit noticeable gains in muscle mass in a short period of time. Females tend to produce 15-20 times less of the male sex hormone testosterone than healthy men … Read more
From conducting thousands of consultations for a massive range of clientele over the years there is one statement that I hear time and time again:
‘I want to tone up.’
If I had a pound for every time I heard ‘I want to tone up’ I would be a richer man. Another phrase I hear is ‘I want to tone up but I don’t want to lose weight.’
If you understand how to get toned then you will know that this phrase is actually doent make complete sense.
Let me explain
A muscle fibre is made up of two main parts;
Sarcoplasm – The fluid inside … Read more
Now days it seems everyone is a personal trainer! The truth about ‘qualified’ trainers. Getting qualified as a personal trainer is easy, it is made easy! The final exams for the units are multiple choice & this enables people to train clients safely and effectively?? No wonder the failure rate for personal trainers in their first year of business is 90%. The general public are getting wise to the ‘three sets of 15’ or ‘jump around’ trainers out there and are turning to the Internet to get programmes, diet advice and to answer any questions they may have on how … Read more
There are thousands of training methods at the moment that all claim to be the best way (& better than the rest) at shedding fat , getting you toned & looking like a Hollywood superstar! HIIT, Met-con, Insanity, are just to name a few fantastic systems that will get you great results. However there is one thing that really annoys me, trainers & coaches that make up their own movements or coach movements with no knowledge of biomechanics. The movement that I see a lot of is the ‘power squat’
1st of all I’m not sure where the name ‘power squat’ … Read more