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Why smith machine squats are the perfect building blocks for squats

When we do squats, we tend to be more effective in gaining overall strength since it is a full-body compound exercise.  The movement works more muscles, with heavier weights, than more popular exercises such as – for example – the bench press. But if you’re performing squats for the first time, proper technique is very… READ MORE

Gym Etiquette | Understanding Gym Etiquette | Trifocus Fitness Academy

There are few places quite as remarkable as the gym. With so much testosterone, activity and body heat all in one place, there needs to be some form of order and gym etiquette put into place in these establishments that makes an outing to a gym a viable, convenient, pleasant as well as a beneficial… READ MORE

Turn Bad Eating Habits into Healthy Ones with Ease

Often enough, life can seem to resemble a constant struggle with the relationships we form with our vices. Whether we enjoy eating, lazing around, smoking or drinking, each and every one of us has a certain number of guilty pleasures that we indulge in from time to time. Some of them are enjoyed a little… READ MORE

The Number 1 Reason Why You Should Become a Personal Trainer

The Number 1 Reason Why You Should Become a Personal Trainer

If you take pride and enjoyment in exercise, then why not make it a more permanent part of your life? There are scores of reasons to become a personal trainer. The money, career opportunities and rewards are but a small part of these. So, if you have been considering a career in personal training and… READ MORE

Yoga: The Art of Zen and the Science of Silence

Yoga: The Art of Zen and the Science of Silence

Stress has become such a commonplace factor of all of our lives. This means that learning to live with, and manage it, should be a priority for all. With deadlines to finish, deals to close, bills to pay and mouths to feed, it’s any wonder that can find the time to enjoy a little relaxation to… READ MORE

Motivation techniques to enhance your clients’ personal training experience

Motivation techniques to enhance your clients’ personal training experience

Some personal training clients will hire you because they have no idea how to work out and meet their fitness goals. Others will hire you simply because they need to learn serious motivation techniques to stay committed to their workout programme. So the question is, how can you motivate your personal training clients more powerfully so you… READ MORE

Strategies to get more out of life

Strategies to get more out of life

Many of us feel like life is pretty chaotic. That we’d get more done, get more out of life,  and enjoy life more if we could manage our lives a little better. And the fact is, we can get more out of  life, without resorting to caffeine! Here’s how you can manage your own life better.… READ MORE

What is lactic acid actually?

What is lactic acid actually?

To understand what lactic acid actually is, we recommend using a runner as an example.  You wake up, put on your running shoes and hit the road. What happens after that? Let’s say you are healthy and have an average fitness level. Your muscles would’ve stored up a sufficient amount of carbohydrates (in the form… READ MORE

Peer Pressure To Motivate Greatness

Peer Pressure To Motivate Greatness

Having a workout buddy has plenty of advantages. You keep each other company. In addition, you motivate one another to work harder. You provide moral and physical support during workout routines. But sometimes it can be a little difficult to keep your exercise partner focused and driven. This makes it your role as their counterpart… READ MORE