All posts tagged: Weight Training

Fat loss workout with weights

If you’re looking to use your dumbbells to burn fat, try out this workout routine to try at home, adapted from Strength Training for Fat Loss. Aimed at beginners, this workout will will give you a varied workout, working various muscle groups. In this post we’ll explore a few of the moves in more detail. For full details on each of the moves, get your copy of Strength Training for Fat Loss. Exercise Week 1 Week 2 Prisoner squat 2 sets x 8-12 reps 3 sets x 8-12 reps One-arm compound band row 2 sets x 10-12 reps (each side) 3 sets x 10-12 reps (each side) Knee-tap squat 2 sets x 6-8 reps (each side) 3 sets x 6-8 reps (each side) Push-up 2 sets x 8-12 reps 3 sets x 8-12 reps Stability-ball leg curl 2 sets x 8-10 reps 3 sets x 8-10 reps One-arm band press 2 sets x 10-12 reps (each side) 3 sets x 10-12 reps (each side) Band lat pull-down 2 sets x 10-12 reps 3 sets x …

Which muscles does the deadlift work out?

This article is written by our guest author, Future Fit Training.  There are three main deadlift variations; The Trap Bar/Hex Bar Deadlift, The Sumo Deadlift, and The Conventional Deadlift. Each of them focuses on a different muscle strength so it’s important as a Personal Trainer you understand the different variations, what muscles they work out and how to teach them with the correct form. For a more in-depth view discover Future Fit’s training courses here: Fitness & Nutrition Courses | Take your Hobby to the Next Level | Future Fit

How to train for muscle building vs. fat loss

Many people train to either lose weight or build muscle, so with these specific training goals in mind it is important to understand the impact of the different types of training and nutrition in meeting these goals. In this excerpt from Elite Physique: The New Science of Building a Better Body we explore the core training principles you’ll need to know to build muscle or lose fat.

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What are the best supplements for powerlifters?

Diet is an important part of any athlete’s regime, proving the fuel required to perform. However diet alone may not always be able to provide everything you need, this may be due to a deficiency you have or the fact that some nutrition you may not be able to take in. That’s where supplements come in. In this article we explore the most beneficial supplements for powerlifters, adapted from Dan Austin and Bryan Mann’s second edition of Powerlifting.

How to choose the right strength training exercises for athletes

As a coach choosing the right strength training exercises for athletes can be a daunting task with so many options out there: free weights, exercise machines, isometrics, uphill ambulation with an additional load, drop jumps, self-resistance exercises, and so on. In this post, adapted from Science and Practice of Strength Training, we explore the various classes of exercises used for strength enhancement for both beginning and qualified athletes.