Today we’re going to talk about the anaerobic energy system and why it’s an important aspect of overall fitness. Anaerobic fitness is the ability to perform high-intensity exercises for a short period of time, typically lasting between 10 seconds to 2 minutes, without relying on oxygen for energy production.
Home Aerobic Fitness In this article we’re going to be talking about aerobic fitness, what it is, and how it affects both the general population and the athletic population. Aerobic fitness refers to the body’s ability to use oxygen effectively and efficiently to produce energy for physical activity. This type of fitness is crucial for
Home Recovery Recovery refers to the process of regaining strength, fitness, and overall well-being after an injury, illness, or period of intense physical activity. It is an essential aspect of any training program and can play a significant role in preventing future injuries and improving overall performance. When working with clients, the use of recovery
Tri-set training involves performing three exercises consecutively with no rest in between. It is crucial that all three exercises target the same muscle group, but not necessarily the same muscle.
Tri-set training with the shoulder complex, for example, would target the anterior deltoid, lateral deltoid, and posterior deltoid. We want to avoid training different areas of the body, such as the shoulder, leg, and back, when doing Tri-set training. Why? because the goal of Tri-set training is to overload specific muscle groups, not the whole body. Because there is no rest in between, removing the rest is more taxing on the neurological system, so muscle recruitment is utilised to its full potential throughout the session.
Density training sometimes referred to as circuit training is the result of two very specific training variables: volume and duration (time). Volume refers to your total workload or the number of sets and reps you perform in a given workout; duration refers to how long your workout lasts. The density of a session is then calculated by combining these two variables.
By increasing the amount of work you do in a given amount of time, you improve your work capacity which is the goal of density training.
Superset training is a system of training where you perform a set of two different exercises one after the other with minimal rest in between each exercise.
In this article we are going to focus on push-pull supersets which are a great way to perform a high volume of work using opposing muscle groups. For example, if the first exercise was a bench press that would be classified as a push exercise followed by a bent-over row which is classified as a pull exercise.
This type of training results in an overall shorter workout time with controlled metabolic stress and increased aerobic intensity. This is achieved from the short rest period and the opposing muscle groups that are being used.
Throughout this article, we are going to look at how to apply and program for superset training, what the training program consists of and training recommendations.
The next step in the educational pathway is the Level 4 Diploma in Strength & Conditioning. Again, this qualification is available using ELCAS credits for those suitable.
The next step in our education pathway for Armed Forces personnel would be the progression from personal training to a Royal Society of Public Health Level 4 Certificate in Nutrition for Physical Activity and Sport. Again, availing of the opportunity to use ELCS credits.
The APEC Diploma in personal training is delivered through our award-winning digitalised platform and in-person workshops. This blended learning style suits personnel within the armed forces as they can study at their own leisure when they have some down time.