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DEEP SQUATS – LOVE THEM!

DEEP SQUATS – LOVE THEM!

Deep squats, with extra weight or without, is one of the most important exercises. There seems to be a confusion among trainers and trainees as to whether deep squats should be performed throughout the knee range of motion or to halfway (semi squats), or even […]

POWER DEVELOPMENT – SHOCK METHOD

POWER DEVELOPMENT – SHOCK METHOD

The kinetic energy of body weight as a muscle enhancement factor is the key element of the Shock Method. It is the sudden, obligatory muscle tension that is caused by the impact of the body (collision) with an external object. Collision is an isolated event […]

SPEED IS THE NAME OF THE GAME

SPEED IS THE NAME OF THE GAME

Speed is the name of the Game. It always was and always will be. To become the star in your discipline, in most sports, you must have speed. There are many methods which can improve your running speed.  One if those is using the  “Stick […]

BE A BETTER ATHLETE – LEARN HOW

BE A BETTER ATHLETE – LEARN HOW

To maximize sports performance, training should focus, among other, into improvements of the body’s metabolic processes. This will eventually enable the athlete to perform at increasingly higher stress levels. This adaptation to higher stress levels is affected by the following factors: Increase in the fuel […]

AIR-RELAX – THE SECRET TO SPEED UP RECOVERY

AIR-RELAX – THE SECRET TO SPEED UP RECOVERY

The FDA 510K cleared Air Relax Compression System uses the most advanced digitally controlled air pressure system to provide dynamic compression to limbs compromised by poor circulation. Compression devices were once only for the exclusive use of patients with serious muscular and circulatory disorders such […]

PLYO-DRILLS – INNOVATION IN SPEED TRAINING

PLYO-DRILLS – INNOVATION IN SPEED TRAINING

Plyo-Drills is a new approach of exercises with the use of low boxes (60cm x 60cm x 15cm) with the purpose of speed improvement. We use the boxes in a way that the athletes would be forced to better perform running phases (efforts, timing, technical […]

SUPPLEMENTS, YES or NO?

SUPPLEMENTS, YES or NO?

The need to supplement your diet with a food supplement (protein, vitamins, energy formula etc) depends on many factors. First of all, the qualitative composition of your daily nutrition and whether it covers your needs. These are different every day and depend on your activities. […]

LACTIC ACID – TRUTH AND LIES

LACTIC ACID – TRUTH AND LIES

Lactic acid has a bad reputation. Many feel it’s responsible for their fatigue, muscle pains and cramps. They believe that because it is considered a metabolic waste, its production should be avoided in any way. However, Scientific research has shown that lactic acid plays an […]

ENERGY SYSTEMS

ENERGY SYSTEMS

Adaptation to higher stress level is that part of the training program that focuses upon the improvement of the body’s metabolic processes. Every coach should be familiar with the fact that the body has three metabolic systems for producing energy for muscular contractions. These systems […]

WHAT IS EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY?

WHAT IS EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY?

Physiology is the part of biology that studies the biophysical and biochemical functions of living organisms, including humans, or in simpler terms, how an organism or body system works. In particular, Exercise Physiology focuses on how our body works during exercise. It is the study […]

WEIGHT LOSS

WEIGHT LOSS

Keeping our body weight under control is something we always care about. Mainly for health reason and aesthetics, keeping our weight within the limits that science has set, should be our top priority on a daily basis. Slimming begins with proper nutrition, while being involved […]

IN THE GYM

IN THE GYM

Working out in a gym is a pleasant and effective way of training. Under the supervision of a personal trainer, you will learn how to execute properly and safely different exercises while after discussing your needs and goals, you will be performing a  training program […]

PERSONAL TRAINING

PERSONAL TRAINING

By “Personal Training” we mean engaging in exercise under the supervision of a personal trainer. This person most of the times has a University Degree in Sports & Exercise or at least a recognized similar certification who has offered him all the knowledge that will […]