How to get Started doing High Intensity Interval Training

High Intensity Interval Training aka “HIIT” is all the rage now and for good reason:  it works!   That being said if you are new to exercise the whole idea of HIIT can seem very intimidating and complicated.   The good news is that just about anyone can safely work up to HIIT training, and HIIT does not need to be that complicated. The main concept behind HIIT is to alternate between low intensity work (that feels easy) and higher intensity work that feels harder.     So instead of exercising at one pace or workload you vary the pace and workload. The exact amount of time spent at lower and higher intensity is…
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Whole Body Vibration and Personal Training Part 3

In the first two articles on WBV we learned about the primary mechanisms of action for WBV, the acute training variables for WBV programming, and the two primary types of WBV machines. In this final article we will examine: Contraindications for WBV exercise Proven physiological benefits of WBV The role of WBV in athletic conditioning, fall prevention and bone health, along with its proven effects on visceral fat The known and theoretical contraindications for use of WBV include: Pacemaker Recent surgery Pregnancy New implants or joint replacements Epilepsy Acute hernia, discopathy, spondylolysis Recent infections Tumor Recently placed IUD's, metal pins or plates Herniated spinal disc Serious cardiovascular illness Detached or…
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Whole Body Vibration for Personal Trainers Part 2

In the first article we learned two concepts related to how Whole Body Vibration (WBV) produces many of it physiological benefits: Tonic Vibration Reflex (TVR) and G Forces. The third concept relates to how WBV can be used to increase range of motion through stimulation of the Golgi Tendon Organ (GTO). The GTO monitors tension in the muscular system. Trainers manipulate the GTO during static stretching by creating increased tension that the GTO picks up then signals the muscle to relax. The GTO also creates relaxation in opposing antagonistic muscles when the agonist contracts strongly – for example contracting the quadriceps during a hamstring stretch creates greater relaxation in hamstring.…
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Whole Body Vibration for Personal Trainers Part 1

One of the emerging categories in conditioning is Whole Body Vibration aka WBV, and there are several different WBV machines available for health clubs and training studios. In this series of articles you will learn about different types of WBV units; fundamental mechanisms of action for WBV; contraindications; and how to control acute variables to create proper programs and progressions. Contrary to popular belief WBV has nothing to do with the old belt vibrators claiming to vibrate fat off, and there is a lot of published, peer reviewed research on WBV. In addition, WBV is being used for: Rehabilitation of injuries and neuromuscular disorders such as Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s…
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How to get Started doing High Intensity Interval Training

High Intensity Interval Training aka “HIIT” is all the rage now and for good reason:  it works!   That being said if you are new to exercise the whole idea of HIIT can seem very intimidating and complicated.   The good news is that just about anyone can safely work up to HIIT training, and HIIT does not need to be that complicated. The main concept behind HIIT is to alternate between low intensity work (that feels easy) and higher intensity work that feels harder.     So instead of exercising at one pace or workload you vary the pace and workload. The exact amount of time spent at lower and higher intensity is…
Read More

Whole Body Vibration and Personal Training Part 3

In the first two articles on WBV we learned about the primary mechanisms of action for WBV, the acute training variables for WBV programming, and the two primary types of WBV machines. In this final article we will examine: Contraindications for WBV exercise Proven physiological benefits of WBV The role of WBV in athletic conditioning, fall prevention and bone health, along with its proven effects on visceral fat The known and theoretical contraindications for use of WBV include: Pacemaker Recent surgery Pregnancy New implants or joint replacements Epilepsy Acute hernia, discopathy, spondylolysis Recent infections Tumor Recently placed IUD's, metal pins or plates Herniated spinal disc Serious cardiovascular illness Detached or…
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Whole Body Vibration for Personal Trainers Part 2

In the first article we learned two concepts related to how Whole Body Vibration (WBV) produces many of it physiological benefits: Tonic Vibration Reflex (TVR) and G Forces. The third concept relates to how WBV can be used to increase range of motion through stimulation of the Golgi Tendon Organ (GTO). The GTO monitors tension in the muscular system. Trainers manipulate the GTO during static stretching by creating increased tension that the GTO picks up then signals the muscle to relax. The GTO also creates relaxation in opposing antagonistic muscles when the agonist contracts strongly – for example contracting the quadriceps during a hamstring stretch creates greater relaxation in hamstring.…
Read More

Whole Body Vibration for Personal Trainers Part 1

One of the emerging categories in conditioning is Whole Body Vibration aka WBV, and there are several different WBV machines available for health clubs and training studios. In this series of articles you will learn about different types of WBV units; fundamental mechanisms of action for WBV; contraindications; and how to control acute variables to create proper programs and progressions. Contrary to popular belief WBV has nothing to do with the old belt vibrators claiming to vibrate fat off, and there is a lot of published, peer reviewed research on WBV. In addition, WBV is being used for: Rehabilitation of injuries and neuromuscular disorders such as Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s…
Read More

How to get Started doing High Intensity Interval Training

High Intensity Interval Training aka “HIIT” is all the rage now and for good reason:  it works!   That being said if you are new to exercise the whole idea of HIIT can seem very intimidating and complicated.   The good news is that just about anyone can safely work up to HIIT training, and HIIT does not need to be that complicated. The main concept behind HIIT is to alternate between low intensity work (that feels easy) and higher intensity work that feels harder.     So instead of exercising at one pace or workload you vary the pace and workload. The exact amount of time spent at lower and higher intensity is…
Read More

Whole Body Vibration and Personal Training Part 3

In the first two articles on WBV we learned about the primary mechanisms of action for WBV, the acute training variables for WBV programming, and the two primary types of WBV machines. In this final article we will examine: Contraindications for WBV exercise Proven physiological benefits of WBV The role of WBV in athletic conditioning, fall prevention and bone health, along with its proven effects on visceral fat The known and theoretical contraindications for use of WBV include: Pacemaker Recent surgery Pregnancy New implants or joint replacements Epilepsy Acute hernia, discopathy, spondylolysis Recent infections Tumor Recently placed IUD's, metal pins or plates Herniated spinal disc Serious cardiovascular illness Detached or…
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Whole Body Vibration for Personal Trainers Part 2

In the first article we learned two concepts related to how Whole Body Vibration (WBV) produces many of it physiological benefits: Tonic Vibration Reflex (TVR) and G Forces. The third concept relates to how WBV can be used to increase range of motion through stimulation of the Golgi Tendon Organ (GTO). The GTO monitors tension in the muscular system. Trainers manipulate the GTO during static stretching by creating increased tension that the GTO picks up then signals the muscle to relax. The GTO also creates relaxation in opposing antagonistic muscles when the agonist contracts strongly – for example contracting the quadriceps during a hamstring stretch creates greater relaxation in hamstring.…
Read More

Whole Body Vibration for Personal Trainers Part 1

One of the emerging categories in conditioning is Whole Body Vibration aka WBV, and there are several different WBV machines available for health clubs and training studios. In this series of articles you will learn about different types of WBV units; fundamental mechanisms of action for WBV; contraindications; and how to control acute variables to create proper programs and progressions. Contrary to popular belief WBV has nothing to do with the old belt vibrators claiming to vibrate fat off, and there is a lot of published, peer reviewed research on WBV. In addition, WBV is being used for: Rehabilitation of injuries and neuromuscular disorders such as Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s…
Read More

How to get Started doing High Intensity Interval Training

High Intensity Interval Training aka “HIIT” is all the rage now and for good reason:  it works!   That being said if you are new to exercise the whole idea of HIIT can seem very intimidating and complicated.   The good news is that just about anyone can safely work up to HIIT training, and HIIT does not need to be that complicated. The main concept behind HIIT is to alternate between low intensity work (that feels easy) and higher intensity work that feels harder.     So instead of exercising at one pace or workload you vary the pace and workload. The exact amount of time spent at lower and higher intensity is…
Read More

Whole Body Vibration and Personal Training Part 3

In the first two articles on WBV we learned about the primary mechanisms of action for WBV, the acute training variables for WBV programming, and the two primary types of WBV machines. In this final article we will examine: Contraindications for WBV exercise Proven physiological benefits of WBV The role of WBV in athletic conditioning, fall prevention and bone health, along with its proven effects on visceral fat The known and theoretical contraindications for use of WBV include: Pacemaker Recent surgery Pregnancy New implants or joint replacements Epilepsy Acute hernia, discopathy, spondylolysis Recent infections Tumor Recently placed IUD's, metal pins or plates Herniated spinal disc Serious cardiovascular illness Detached or…
Read More

Whole Body Vibration for Personal Trainers Part 2

In the first article we learned two concepts related to how Whole Body Vibration (WBV) produces many of it physiological benefits: Tonic Vibration Reflex (TVR) and G Forces. The third concept relates to how WBV can be used to increase range of motion through stimulation of the Golgi Tendon Organ (GTO). The GTO monitors tension in the muscular system. Trainers manipulate the GTO during static stretching by creating increased tension that the GTO picks up then signals the muscle to relax. The GTO also creates relaxation in opposing antagonistic muscles when the agonist contracts strongly – for example contracting the quadriceps during a hamstring stretch creates greater relaxation in hamstring.…
Read More

Whole Body Vibration for Personal Trainers Part 1

One of the emerging categories in conditioning is Whole Body Vibration aka WBV, and there are several different WBV machines available for health clubs and training studios. In this series of articles you will learn about different types of WBV units; fundamental mechanisms of action for WBV; contraindications; and how to control acute variables to create proper programs and progressions. Contrary to popular belief WBV has nothing to do with the old belt vibrators claiming to vibrate fat off, and there is a lot of published, peer reviewed research on WBV. In addition, WBV is being used for: Rehabilitation of injuries and neuromuscular disorders such as Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s…
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