Top 10 Benefits of Strength Training

Strength Training with Personal Trainers Balwyn

Most people begin strength training to enhance their physical beauty, shed a few kilograms or simply to build muscles. However, the fact is there are many health benefits from doing regular strength training that go beyond physical attractiveness and weight reduction. So, let’s find out the top ten benefits of strength training. But before that, you need to know exactly what we mean by strength training? Also commonly known as weight training or resistance training,…

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Strength and endurance training benefits for older adults

Strength Training at Inspire Fitness

Written by: Allen Howell (Accredited Exercise Physiologist) The Australia population is ageing, and unfortunately we are also performing less physical movement. Aging is a complex process that involves many variables such as genetics, lifestyle factors and chronic diseases. These factors strongly interact which greatly influences the speed of the ageing process. Participating in some form of physical activity on most if not all days of the week can elicit a number of beneficial responses within…

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The Basics of Strength and Endurance Training

Written by: Sebastian Mann (Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science) When you fail to get the results you want from your training; its easy to think “I need to push myself harder” or “I need to be training longer and more frequently”.  Sure these things aren’t a bad approach, however training harder, longer and more frequently will only get you so far. The real questions you need to ask yourself is: Am I training smartly?…

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The effects of training to failure on strength development

It’s common in many gyms across the world to see people pumping out as many repetitions as possible with whatever weight they pick until they physically cannot do any more. I mean, it makes sense, right? The best way to build muscle and get stronger is to push yourself to the limit every session, if you’re not doing this then you’re not working hard enough. Right?   Wrong…… Too many people watch videos of huge bodybuilders…

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How does a sedentary lifestyle impact the benefit of exercise?

The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines physical activity as any bodily movement produced by the muscular system that requires the expenditure of energy.  It has been well document within scientific literature that physical activity leads to significant health benefits including the reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes and cancer. In order to realise these benefits, the WHO have outlined the following recommendations for physical activity and sedentary behaviour: 150 minutes of moderate-intensity or 75…

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How To FLOURISH During This Holiday Season

The lead up to the holiday season comes with numerous social opportunities, each with varying food and alcohol temptations that are at odds with your normal healthy eating. So how can you find a way not to just survive, but THRIVE during this festive season? Is this even possible?! Sure it is! The following guide gives you practical strategies to ensure you don’t drop your fitness focus at this time of the year. The secret…

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Port Adelaide FC Turns to Accredited Sports Scientists to Ensure Player Safety

The importance of exercising under the guidance of an accredited sport and exercise scientist has been highlighted by the Port Adelaide Football Club, who recently announced that they are the first AFL club to be fully accredited by Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA). Recognising that the club needed to ensure player safety whilst also applying “best practice” to achieve peak performance, Port Adelaide have committed to ensuring all their strength and conditioning coaches and…

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The Listening Foot: Foundations For Movement

Your feet are the essential stabilising system for your body.  Similar to the foundations of a building, your feet provide the sensory foundations for most of your daily movements.  When your feet are rigid and moving incorrectly, this triggers an entire chain of incorrect movement patterns through your body!  This cascading impact of dysfunction is often detrimental to effective movement in the gym, in sport, and in daily life.  Thus, your feet must be viewed…

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