Week 3 Feature in Sport Magazine. Expert trainer and owner of W10 Performance gym Jean-Claude Vacassin on an age-old debate in fitness. Plus, part three of his four-week back to fitness guide. I f there’s one discussion in fitness that’s guaranteed to get people hot under the collar, it’s the cardio-versus-weights training debate. Some believe the
Our feature in Health and Fitness magazine by Jean-Claude Vacassin. 1. STANDING DUMBBELL SHOULDER PRESS BENEFITS: The overhead press is the best shoulder exercise you can do. It works several muscles of the upper body and offers a host of benefits that improve daily functioning. Standing with your feet shoulder-width apart, take a dumbbell in each hand.
You will probably have noticed the recent reemergence of the coaches’ favourite exercise - The Turkish Get Up (TGU). Some people love it, but the majority hate it. I though it would be a good time to put my case forward as to why everybody should be doing them more often than not. The aim of our training sessions
Pre seminar FYF/Saturday at Dan Johns After getting in late Thursday evening, we were feeling a little drained on Friday morning, but a trip to FYF awaited, and the excitement of finally walking through the door at Gym Jones kept the jet lag at bay. If I didn’t feel the jet lag before FYF, I certainly did afterwards!
Core Stability is: “The capacity of the muscles of the torso to assist in the maintenance of good posture, balance, etc., especially during movement.” Core training is, and always will be, a hot topic in the fitness industry and everyone has his or her opinion on it. First of all, let's actually define what we mean
We all want to get stronger and shift more weight. Pulling a heavy deadlift personal best off the floor is a great feeling of achievement no matter what your level. Getting stronger is a process and takes time but there are small tweaks we can make to our technique to instantly be more efficient and powerful with our deadlift.
Why more of us are heading straight to the weights Resistance training is a hot topic at the moment, particularly for women. Whilst most of us will probably agree that some form of resistance training is beneficial, perhaps even essential, there is still a hugely divided opinion about what type, how often and at what intensity is best. Some people
COMBINE WEIGHTS AND CARDIO Once you have a good postural base (no injuries or specific weaknesses) metabolic resistance training (think circuit training with higher reps and less rest between different moves) is a hugely effective way to drop body fat. This combination of strength and cardio training works wonders if you want the best results in the shortest time. Just make sure you learn the correct technique before you speed things up
Now complexes, a series of exercises done back to back without resting, are nothing new, they have been around for some time. If you want some examples, a simple Google search will provide access to hundreds, but understanding why and how to use them to fit your goal can make all the difference. You can adapt pretty much any complex
“How much do you bench” is one of the most commonly asked questions amongst males in any typical gym. This is probably because every guy wants that alpha male chest and bench press is the “best” way to get a bigger chest, right? Not necessarily. What is the best pressing exercise, then? Bench pressing with a barbell is not the