The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of providing services to Australians living with a disability, as well as the families and carers who support them. Inclusivity into mainstream fitness services including personal training and small group exercise classes have become a developing way for participants to improve their fitness levels in a safe and nurturing social setting.
Exercise Physiology (EP) is a university qualified allied health professional who utilise their expertise in anatomy, physiology and exercise to tailor appropriate training regimes for individuals suffering from chronic conditions. I have always had a passion for sports, constantly playing or being involved. After a severe injury sustained when I was younger, I was unable to continue playing competitively. However, I still wished to remain amongst the industry in some capacity.
As fitness professionals we must be observant to the needs of the community that extend beyond gyms, fitness centres and bootcamps.
Very little has changed in bodybuilding training principles since my time as Mr Australia. Besides the development of resistance training equipment and supplementation, the fundamentals are built on the FITT principle including Frequency, Intensity, Time, and Type of training. Within this includes the rest between sets, cadence of repetitions performed, training split, volume of training load, and order of exercises performed.
This article could easily be named Mindful movement and injury prevention. When prescribing or selecting an exercise to perform you must ask yourself the all important question, “Why?”
Achieving a balanced life in a world that can sometimes feel like too much to handle might seem like an impossible task. This is especially difficult in our modern world where we have to find a balance between the demands of work, study and home.
ABCs Catalyst television program featured Fit in 6 minutes a week on 29th September 2015. It investigated High Intensity Training (HIT) and its effects on improving fitness levels and weightloss.
One of the best things about being a Sports Chiropractor is the network of health professionals that you meet and collaborate with on a daily basis.
At age 33 Tim was recently diagnosed with Severe Aplastic Anemia (AAS). Life can certainly change from the first time of not feeling the best back in Easter till now. Despite multiple blood tests, two bone marrow biopsies, and ongoing blood transfusions, while in isolation from risk of infection the family continues to be informed and take each day as it comes towards the next steps of a bone marrow transplant (BMT).
As fitness professionals our role in supporting client’s achieve their health and fitness goals is to be able to better understand their behavioural patterns in maintaining exercise adherence. There are a number of tools that can be used to further understand the personality traits of clients. Examples may include Myers-Briggs, DISC profiling, or 5 love languages.
As an exercise therapist I raise awareness. I cannot count the number of clients that I treat who need to be educated on correct sleeping positions and how their sleeping position in turn affects poor biomechanics and causes pain throughout their given day.
Muscle weighs more than fat. This is a myth I have heard clients say for 20 years.
Jeff Laurence, Catalyst PHD - Personal, Health & Development Coach, discusses how to be a mentor for your personal training clients
So 2016 is looming and you may be thinking about changes you want to make, whether it be to lose weight, exercise more or take up a new hobby. The list can be endless. BUT New Years resolutions are attempts to change habits.
The strength continuum refers to the four (4) core pillars of strength, and how absolute strength, strength speed, speed strength and absolute speed, interrelate to build each other.