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Incorporate Pilates principles into your weight training routine

Incorporate Pilates principles into your weight training routine

Pilates principles offer you some pretty impressive benefits. These give you true core strength, balance and control. This is among other massive plus points. The question is, can you use the wisdoms of Pilates practice to improve your weight training? You can! Here’s how… Six Pilates principles that guide good form There are six principles that underpin… Continue Reading

#TeamTrifocus Athlete: Olaf Birkner

#TeamTrifocus Athlete: Olaf Birkner

Olaf Birkner is a South African athlete, online coach and a #TeamTrifocus brand ambassador. We catch up with him to find out how Trifocus Fitness Academy has helped him in his fitness career. Olaf was handpicked by Trifocus Fitness Academy when they spotted him in the SA Arnolds Model Fitness Competition in 2016. Since then, he has been a… Continue Reading

Why we experience increased joint pain as we get older

As we get older, changes happen to our body. It gets a bit more difficult to lose weight when we don’t watch our diet and we experience joint pain when we perform certain movements. In this article, we look at the structure of the various joints we have in our body, their function and why… Continue Reading

The foundational kettlebell movement: the swing

The swing is the movement that all kettlebell training is based on.  There’s a reason for this – says master kettlebell coach, Andrew Read. The swing – says Read – puts very little stress on one’s lower back so  making it a great exercise for people (who have lower back problems) to do. He also says that… Continue Reading

Pilates Exercise | The Hundred | The Core Counts!

Founder of the Pilates Method, Joseph Pilates, has been hailed as being light years ahead of his time. The brilliance in his exercises is simply remarkable. Joseph designed a series of many highly effective warm-ups but the one we will be dissecting and analysing here is called The Hundred. True to its name, The Hundred requires you… Continue Reading

3 of the best exercises to work your medial deltoids

The deltoid muscle gives your shoulder its rounded shape. It is made up of the anterior deltoids (front) , medial deltoids (middle) and posterior deltoids (back). There are a number of exercises that are geared towards working your medial deltoids. Let’s have a look. Seated Shoulder Press with Dumbbells Start seated on a low straight-back… Continue Reading

How you should be training your shoulders

No matter what time of the year it is, it is always a good time to train your shoulders. But the question that always comes to mind is how do I get perfectly capped deltoids? Here are some exercises to target that V-line in your medial deltoids. Seated lateral dumbbell raises (targets the medial deltoids) Sitting… Continue Reading

Here’s a good reason to give your deltoids more attention

Ask any professional personal trainer and they’ll tell you that one of the most common injuries at the gym is a shoulder injury. The thing is, most of these shoulder injuries are sustained while performing non-shoulder exercises because we don’t have well-balanced deltoids. As it turns out, most of us are training our shoulders incorrectly. And… Continue Reading