PNF (proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation) stretching is one where muscle group is passively stretched, then isometrically contracted against resistance while in the stretched position, and then is passively stretched further on. Basically, it is a combination of passive and isometric stretching. PNF is the most effective currently known way to increase
I’ve discussed dynamic stretching in the previous post. Let’s see what static stretches are. First of all, they are great for cooling down after weight training or other kind of intensive training. Static stretching – can be classified to active, passive, isometric and PNF (proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation) stretches. Active static
Flexibility training is such training when you stretch your muscles in order to: Get more flexible Maintain your flexibility level Warm up and loosen up before intensive workouts Improve muscle recovery after resistance training Quicken muscle healing when it has been pulled/sprained or is chronically tight Dynamic stretching – controlled
Creatine is used by body to produce energy, ATP (Adenosine triphosphate – transports chemical energy within cells for metabolism), within the first few seconds of high intensity effort before the ATP generation occurs at any appreciable rate from glucose breakdown. More creatine stored in muscles means you can keep the
People have many reasons for working out: to build and tone up muscle, get rid of excess fat and lose weight, strengthen limbs or even get rock-hard abs. Whatever the goals are, are you achieving them? If not then you may be making basic fitness beginner mistakes that are preventing
Rest periods between sets can play an important role in promoting muscle growth. If you are like most guys in a gym, you stick to one particular rest duration between sets or even worse – your rest time in-between lifting weights is quite random (depends on how long your conversations
Post training nutrition is a very important part of your overall diet. There are countless snacks and supplements dedicated to this purpose – post training nutrition for muscle and general recovery. Do you really need those supplements? Well, what you need is the particular nutrients, taken at the right quantities.
Majority of people who start their fitness training in London (I’m based here so I can’t speak of other geographical locations) have no clue how things work. That is not strange off course. For example, I am a personal training professional, I do not know much about fixing cars as
Most likely you’ve heard about aromatherapy oils before but did it ever occur to you that these essential oils could help with your mission to get the body you desire, and build muscle? It may seem like a bizarre concept, but actually it’s not as weird as you might think!
It may not have occurred to you, but if you have hit a kind of a brick wall as far as your personal training progress goes, one possible reason could be stress. There are other reasons also, of course, such as wrong training routines and nutrition advice. But if you