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Training to Failure, The Last Few Repetitions, Part 2

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Training to Failure; the Last Few Reps

Part 2

What’s the last few reps?

As I explained in last week’s article, the whole reason for prescribing a set number of reps with a set weight is so that we can measure what our body is currently capable of and slowly increase that.

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Training to Failure, The Last Few Reps

Personal Trainers Brisbane

Training to Failure and the Last Few Reps

Part 1

It may have been Arnold Scwarznegger who first said the last rep in a set gives you the gains. Scientifically speaking this isn’t 100% correct, but it is still a valid concept to consider in terms of motivation.

In order to challenge muscle and elicit growth, you need to subject it to more work than it is used to. This sends a message to your body that basically says, “Hey, if we’re going to be asked to do this time and again, we’ll need to be bigger and stronger so we don’t get injured!’.

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Should I be counting calories?

Should I be counting calories?

Should I be counting calories?

For years I tried options that would ‘work better’ for my clients. No one wanted to count calories. It was too much hard work. It took too much time. At least that’s what everyone told me.

If we were still writing everything down on a piece of paper, adding grams and multiplying by macronutrient calorie values, then I’d say you had the start of a decent argument. These days though, with the prevalence of smartphones and apps keeping track of your nutrition is much easier. When it comes to body composition goals (losing weight and gaining lean muscle mass) there is no substitute for knowing your numbers going in (consumption) and out (expenditure).
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How to choose the best Brisbane Personal Trainer

Choosing a Brisbane Personal Trainer

Choosing a Brisbane Personal Trainer

Choosing a Brisbane Personal Trainer can be challenging, especially considering how much the industry has grown in the last 20 years. A quick Google search reveals one thing: all personal trainers in Brisbane are not equally qualified.

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