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All posts by Simon Shawcross

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Jul'14

What is Momentary Muscular Failure, Why We Seek It Out… and How To Get There

Achieving Momentary Muscular Failure (MMF) has long been a key tenet of High Intensity Training (HIT): the goal, the pinnacle, the crowning achievement for each exercise performed in a routine.   What is MMF and why does it occur? Let’s simplify things by looking at MMF specifically within the context of dynamic exercise consisting of concentric (lifting) and eccentric (lowering) muscle actions. In this context, momentary muscular failure refers to the moment in an exercise set, when the force output of the targeted musculature has been reduced to a level equal to the force of the chosen load, due to …

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Jul'14

Becoming a Personal Trainer: Decisions, Decisions

You love exercise and you want a career helping others to get the most out of their body. You have decided that becoming a Personal Trainer is the way that you are going to do this. Where do you go from this decision? What do you need to enter the rewarding and lucrative personal training marketplace?   The most important decision: What type of exercise are you going to offer? First and foremost, you will need to decide what type of fitness activity you want to specialize in. We believe that high intensity training is the safest, most effective and …

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03

Jul'14

Our flagship course: HIT Personal Trainer is now available!

We are very excited to announce that our first course – the Personal Trainer certification course – is available now.   James Steele, one of the first individuals to have seen both the course and the platform, said: But enough about the course – this post is not a sales pitch. For that you can go to the Personal Trainer course overview page or watch the platform demonstration video. We do however have an offer for all of our social media and blog followers, who have been around since the early days of HITuni.   This is all great, but …

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12

Jan'14

High Intensity Training tops the fitness trends for 2014

It’s that time of year again, when people look back, reflect and plan ahead for the year to come. It’s also the time of the year, when the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) run their annual survey in an effort to reject fads of the previous year and confirm emerging exercise trends for the year to come. It is interesting that responders of the survey were asked to make a distinction between “trend” and “fad”, as one would expect health and fitness professionals to be able to distinguish between an exercise program based on scientific research and a program …

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18

Nov'12

The personal training landscape

Personal Training has become a competitive and lucrative career option over the last 25 years and is set to continue to grow by an expected 24% over the next 10 years. This is staggering growth, faster than average when compared with all other career categories. Not only is it one of the faster growing career options, it can also be financially rewarding too. There is no clear-cut answer as to how to become a fitness or personal trainer. Different employers demand different certifications and the certifications themselves vary greatly in terms of speciality and time required to invest in educating …

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Nov'12

Doug McGuff MD, explains High Intensity Training at HITuni.com

Doug McGuff MD, co-author of Body by Science explains HIT (High Intensity Training), in a nutshell.

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17

Nov'12

James Steele explains High Intensity Training (HIT) at HITuni.com

James Steele BSc (Hons), Associate Lecturer at the Centre for Health, Exercise and Sport Science at Southampton Solent University explains HIT (High Intensity Training), in a nutshell.

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Nov'12

Jimmy Moore explains the benefits of High Intensity Exercise at HITuni.com

Jimmy Moore of livinlavidalowcarb.com talks about High Intensity Exercise.

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