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Concurrent training and interference effect

Concurrent Training and Interference Effect- How to maximise results in both strength and endurance performance. Training strength and endurance together? Read this to ensure you’re not holding yourself back! I’ve discussed this topic with some great coaches in the past, and clearly their views are shaped by the context they work in… they work in that context, and although the approaches may have been different, all did a great job of managing the situation they were in. But I remember my first insight into this topic- about 12 years ago, being told in a local gym that you should never train strength...

Strength vs Physique – Training and Programming Strategies

It is well understood that when training for any goal, an intelligently structured training program is of vital importance for success. Implementing strategies that are specific to the goal of the individual will allow for the best possible results. When it comes to training for strength vs physique improvements, I frequently see training methods and principles being misapplied and not properly understood, resulting in individuals leaving massive gains on the table. I think this is mostly due to dogmatism and misinformation that exists within a lot of the fitness industry, leaving people with training styles that are sub-optimal and often...

Good Nutrition: Beyond the Numbers, PART 2

Again, food is MORE THAN FUEL As discussed in part one, looking at food as only fuel has its limitations- it is a recovery tool, a key component to health, a signal for your body to adapt, and much more. A good nutrition plan isn’t just about controlling energy balance, or about getting enough of any one vitamin, mineral or macronutrient- it’s about all of it. A truly considered nutrition plan should cover the following: Controls energy balance to meet our goals Has adequate protein and essential fats as a baseline Have a wide variety of nutrient dense foods included Focuses...

Good Nutrition: Beyond the Numbers…

Part 1 Food is more than just fuel, so calorie counting can only give part of the story. It is now undeniably clear that controlling calories is the key factor is weight loss, weight maintenance and weight gain. Beyond that, as a society, it seems we’re growing into the realisation that calories alone aren’t the key factor in “getting in shape”, and macronutrient counting (protein, carbs and fats) is now common practice for any health and fitness enthusiasts working towards body composition goals. GREAT! So now, we know the perfect approach to get the body composition we want: Calculate the numbers...

Maximise your potential by taking advantage of your genetics!

Several factors influence your ability to succeed with any specific training or nutrition plan including, training methods, life stress, recovery strategies, nutrition, body size, movement patterns, focus and genetics. As a strength and conditioning coach and personal trainer, I aim to create an informed plan based on the information we have, and collect as much useable data as possible throughout to inform me on your optimum approach. I’ve been doing this for years- and over time, it’s got some life changing results. Sometimes we get it perfect at stage one- you feel great, you achieve your goals, and you decide...

FX OPEN DAY! Saturday 9th June 2018.

On Saturday 9th June 2018, we will officially open the new facility at FX Fitness Experience Personal Training and Performance Centre. We've been in the facility now Since April 2018, and have already achieved some awesome results in every department. We used the first few months to get used to the new facility, and launch some of our new services, including group fitness, team strength and conditioning, genetic testing, physiotherapy and more, in addition to the great work within the facility done by Your Yoga Experience. And what better way to introduce our new services to not only current members, but everyone...

FX Open Day Session Descriptions

Session 1- Using Genetics to inform Nutrition, Training and Recovery (10-10.30am) In this session, Josh will look to give an insight into the emerging benefits of understanding our genetics to optimise training, nutrition and recovery. This field is rapidly growing, and understanding what it CAN tell us, and as importantly what it CAN NOT tell us is essential. As a strength and conditioning coach, nutrition coach and personal trainer, Josh will explain how we use genetic data to inform on your ideal plan here at FX Fitness Experience. Following this session, there is the option to have your own genetic testing...

Guide to Preparing for a 10K

 You’ve signed up for an upcoming 10k and you’ve blown the cobwebs off your running shoes. Great, its time to start training!   Not so fast Forrest Gump! Before you hit the gym and start putting in the miles and repetitions, there’s a few things you’re going to need to know when structuring your training, especially if you aren’t a frequent runner and haven’t trained intensely for a running event before. This blog post will provide you with all the necessary training and nutrition information to not just survive but thrive in your first 10k event.   How to Survive a 10k  Developing the Aerobic...

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