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How to get into a nutrition career

Nutrition is one of those topics that many people find fascinating. Because of this, it’s a popular career choice. In this article, guest author Future Fit Training will look at the different types of nutrition professionals, how their job specifications differ, and the nutrition qualifications and experience you need for each role.

Run, Cycle, Swim: An interview with Founder of Fetcheveryone, Ian Williams

If you are a runner, cyclist or swimmer you are likely already an avid user of Fetcheveryone, and a keen member of its thriving and supportive community. Or perhaps you’re thinking of getting into running, cycling or swimming, but don’t know where to start – Fetcheveryone could be a helpful way to get you started on your journey. In this post we catch up with founder of Fetcheveryone, Ian Williams to chat about the platform and everything sport.

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Top tips for building muscle

Building muscle can be difficult when you aren’t sure where to start, knowing how to train, what to eat and how to progress can make the process a lot easier to incorporate into your training style. In this post, guest author Future Fit Training explore 5 tips to help you get started on your muscle building journey. In order to build your muscle mass, you need to be pushing your muscles to the limit within your training, to then let them recover and grow.  To put yourself in a better position to start building muscle, understanding what muscle building involves is essential. Muscle hypertrophy is the increase in the growth of muscle cells, this process is often kick-started by resistance training. Essentially it focuses on pushing your muscle through weight lifting, rep count and sets which stimulates the release of muscle-growing hormones and other metabolites.  Another alternative route may be to work with a personal trainer, to learn more about the best way to train for yourself. As personal trainers, they will be qualified in …

5 minute yoga for runners

Incorporating yoga into your fitness plan as a runner can be a great way to counteract any negative impacts of running on your body. Yoga can address muscular imbalances and strengthen weak zones that may lead to injury. A yoga practice that increases range of motion in the joints, stretches out the tight spots, and strengthens the weak ones will help the body’s overall alignment and reduce risk of injury.

How to build your brand as a Personal Trainer

In this post guest author FitPro discuss how to build your brand as a personal trainer both through online and offline channels. This post is the third in a four part series written by FitPro. Part one covered Is personal training the right career for you? and part two explored Which type of personal trainer are you? FitPro will be exploring how to build a concise, targeted and successful brand that matches your style and expertise as a Personal Trainer (PT) along with ideas of inspiration for marketing, and how to represent your brand in the most effective fashion.

Most wanted books of 2021

In this post we explore some of our most in demand eBooks of 2021. From sport science to sport healthcare, take a look and take your pick. High-Performance Training for Sports The second edition has finally arrived and features contributions from global leaders in athletic performance training, coaching, and rehabilitation, sharing the techniques they’ve used with Olympians, elite athletes, and teams from professional sport leagues around the world.  Split into three parts, the book covers establishing and developing resilience, developing athletic capabilities and enhancing and sustaining performance. NSCA’s Essentials of Sport Science With contributions from 52 internationally recognised experts in sport science, this NSCA book provides all you need to know about being a sport scientist from athlete assessment, to data analytics and disseminating information. In addition to being a useful guide for sport scientists it is also useful preparation for the NSCA’s CPSS certification exam. Functional Training Anatomy Strength and conditioning specialists Kevin Carr and Mary Kate Feit cut through the clutter and misconceptions about functional training and cover all aspects of how to …