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Newly qualified level 2 gym instructors

Posted by on Jul 15, 2016 in News | 0 comments

Congratulations to our three apprentices on all passing their level 2 gym instructor. They passed with flying colours. Also both Gemma and Alison are qualified to teach indoor cycle. We will be booking them on to some more courses very soon. Once again well done and welcome to the team.

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Kinetics Smith Machine

Posted by on Jan 30, 2016 in News | 0 comments

So Kinetics gym now has its very own Smith Machine. Smith machines are a great piece of gym equipment. That’s because they allow you to perform strength training exercises without dropping the weights. Essentially a smith machine will allow you to work out safely lifting heavy weights. How does it work? The smith machine is a frame with two poles either side which the barbell is attached to. Weight plates are then attached either end of the barbell. And here’s where the safety feature come in, two hooks attached to the bar catch onto a series of pegs and lock the bar in position. What can you use a Smith machine for? Inverted rows, which are a great alternative to bent over barbell rows. The classic shoulder press is a good one for the smith machine, the shrug is great to work your trapezius muscles,  incline bench press and use the smiths machine bar at its highest setting and do pull...

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Olympic Weightlifting

Posted by on Jun 18, 2013 in News | 0 comments

Latest news: Kinetics team pass their Olympic weightlifting course with flying colours! Olympic weightlifting is not just for big powerful grunting men, despite the stereotypes. The name “weightlifter” should not be associated with the name “bodybuilder”. We found out this weekend that Olympic weightlifting could benefit almost all athletes and here are the reasons why. It has been proven by sports scientists that Olympic weightlifting improves athletic performance in almost all sports. Practising Olympic weightlifting teaches an athlete how to apply large amounts of force all at once. Over time it will improve the human body’s ability to activate more muscle fibres than those who are not trained in weightlifting. Having the ability to activate more muscle fibres at once gives you a massive advantage over the competition regardless of your sport. Olympic weightlifting if done correctly over time will improve the following: Rate of force development Kinetic chain synchronizationNeural recruitment Speed Balance Power Metabolic development Olympic weightlifting is based around the two main lifts, the snatch and the clean & jerk. There are many athletic attributes required to perform these two lifts correctly and move significant amounts of weight. The main two attributes are speed and explosive strength. Speed is your ability to turn on as many motor units as genetically possible. Strength is your ability to keep them firing once you have turned them on. In the snatch the weight is pulled straight from the ground to the full lock out over head position in one explosive motion. In the clean & jerk the weight is pulled from the ground to shoulder height in one explosive motion. When the athlete has a narrow stance with the weight resting on his chest, he or she then aims to press the weight over head to full lock out in one explosive...

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Advanced nutrition for weight management

Posted by on Jun 1, 2013 in News | 0 comments

Advanced nutrition for weight management was the latest training course attended by the Kinetics team. The day was spent looking at the latest research into the causes of increasing levels of obesity in modern day society. There is a clear correlation between the addition of processed carbohydrates in our diets and the increase in obesity cases and related health issues such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension and cholesterol etc. The training also looked into how trainers can best help clients modify their diet to help reduce weight, increase health and reduce stress levels, as stress has been proven to be a huge factor in weight loss due to certain hormone levels produced by our bodies as a direct cause of certain foods we consume. In a nut shell if we all stopped eating gluten, sucrose, caffeine and anything with a high glycemic load we would all be slim. If only it was that simple! For more advise on nutrition please feel free to chat to any of our team here at...

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Kinetics team ready for Kettlebell classes

Posted by on Jun 1, 2013 in News | 0 comments

The Kinetics team are now qualified Kettlebell coaches. An intense day of training, learning a wide range of safe and effective Kettlebell lifts suitable for all potential users. The focus of the course was on teaching safe and effective technique and identifying and correcting unsafe practice. Kettlebells will be used in many of Kinetics’ group exercise classes and will be available for use by all our members. For an introduction to Kettlebells please speak to one of the Kinetics team.

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Running Technique

Posted by on Jun 1, 2013 in News | 0 comments

Earlier this month the Kinetics team attended Premier Training’s running technique course where we learnt how to effectively identify issues with a client’s running gait and best prescribe corrective exercises to optimise running technique. This skill will help our members reduce the risk of injury caused by inappropriate running style and improve overall performance. For a consultation please speak to a member of the Kinetics...

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