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Structuring your training week

Structuring the training week for yourself or your clients is necessary to allow for optimal recovery while enhancing performance and physique results. Key factors to consider when programming include: Some sessions or exercises have a larger residual training effect than others. Simply the fatigue or tax from these sessions is bigger and can impact other […]
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How to Determine your Neurological Profile

Your neurological profile determines the way you act, think, and connect with others and the world around you. While there are many things that make you, you, the role of chemical messengers in your brain – called neurotransmitters – is massive. We can have balanced neurotransmitters, deficiencies in some, and dominance in others. All of […]
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How to work out your macros

It is important to remember macronutrients do not determine the rate of fat loss, but they directly affect how we feel when dieting. Having the correct macro breakdown can drive up performance and maximise compliance. A badly constructed macro breakdown can lead to poor adherence and very low energy levels. The simple approach to use […]
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Three ways to grow

  There are numerous ways to apply the art of program design, one main goal for many is to build lean muscle. Here are three key mechanisms that must be present to achieve this: Mechanical tension: Mechanical tension disrupts the cell membrane which triggers protein synthesis. The maximum tension on a muscle is achieved at […]
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Should your knees travel past your toes when squatting?

Having the correct knee positioning when squatting is essential to increasing the weight for yourself or your clients. It’s a common misconception the knees shouldn’t travel past the toes when squatting. When the knees are positioned over the toes it may provoke a pre-existing injury, but it’s unlikely to be the true cause. Instead, you […]
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Understanding the Adaptations of a Calorie Deficit

To optimise the positive aspects of dieting you need to understand the negative ones Eating in a calorie deficit will generally elicit fat loss. Simple enough. However, when we disrupt homeostasis – the body’s method of keeping internal stability – we bring about both positive and negative adaptations. This is simply how the body works. Push […]
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Understanding the Adaptations of a Calorie Deficit

Eating in a calorie deficit will generally elicit fat loss. Sounds simple enough, right? However, when we disrupt homeostasis – the body’s method of keeping internal stability – we bring about both positive and negative adaptations. This is simply how the body works; push one pathway long enough and the body fights back. This is […]
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How to optimise testosterone levels naturally

For most trainees, maintaining healthy testosterone levels is a legitimate concern. Optimising testosterone production from a functional medicine perspective is possible. We accomplish this the Clean Health Fitness Institute way: through modulating diet, lifestyle and supplementation protocols based upon correcting micro-nutrient deficiencies. Our coaches focus on building our clients from the inside out. TESTOSTERONE & […]
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Assigning Training Systems Based On Client Ability

One of our clients Lauren Simpson There are so many training systems used in gyms around the world that are fantastic tools to get clients amazing results. However, most coaches fail to understand how to really make these systems work for their clients. Rather than using a training system in a one size fits all […]
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How Our Certification Courses Can Make You An Industry Leader

Dear Fitness Professional, Our CHFI Performance PT Level 2 and Nutrition Coach Level 2 Certification Courses are taught to fitness professionals looking to enhance their basic knowledge and take a step closer to becoming an industry leader! Editor’s note: This blog post was from one of our CHFI certified Performance PT Coach Level 2 and […]
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3 Reasons You Should Complete our PPT Coach Certification

Dear Fitness Professional, Our Performance PT Level 1 & 2 Certification Courses run by our industry-leading presenters from all over the world. It is designed to give personal trainers, physiotherapists and strength coaches optimal knowledge surrounding to the science of program design and key principles, but also advanced training systems and periodisation models for every […]
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Choosing the Right Row Variation

Choosing the right row variation can be essential to achieving key results for yourself or your clients. The common different row variations include: Barbell rows: A great exercise which requires the ability to brace and hold a posture whilst you move. Naturally, this requires far more core stabilisation than machine work. For variations here, focus […]
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