21.02.2018

10 things no one tells you before you become a personal trainer

The majority of people who want to become personal trainers are either fitness enthusiasts or former teenage sports players who now want to make a career helping others get in shape. They begin their working life as an instructor in a gym, which means they do eight-hour shifts and use the facilities to their heart’s content (literally and figuratively)…

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21.02.2018

The seven big fitness trends of 2017 so far

In 2017, there are more fitness choices than ever before. Do you try HIIT or resistance workouts? Calisthenics or German volume training? Wellness or mindfulness? Crosswords or sudoku? The answer, of course, is completely personal. You do whatever works for you. The good news is that we live in a very rich time for health and fitness options – with…

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21.02.2018

How to build muscle: a complete guide to making a bigger, stronger you

As a personal trainer of some ten years now, I’ve seen hundreds if not thousands of people transform their physiques from the classic ‘nine stone weakling’ to walking, talking mountains of muscle. Unfortunately, I’ve also seen a lot of effort wasted in the pursuit of gaining muscle size. There are hundreds of training programs out there – some great, others…

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21.02.2018

German Volume Training: The best training regime for increasing muscle size

Personal trainer Scott Laidler suggests a German Volume Training (GVT) regime that will help to supersize your muscles I’m often asked which training regime I would recommend for gaining muscle mass. Unequivocally, the answer is always German Volume Training (or GVT). For me, it’s the most effective training program out there for gaining serious muscle mass and breaking through personal…

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