Adding Plyometric Training into your Workout

Adding Plyometric Training into your Workout

Today my son (he is a Liverpool fan)  and I did a plyometric training workout to add some fun and variety into our Sunday training. https://rachellawfitness.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/owen-trap-bar-jump.mp4 What is Plyometric training? Plyometrics are explosive...
The Dumbbell Pullover is a Great Exercise

The Dumbbell Pullover is a Great Exercise

The dumbbell pullover is an exercise that can train opposing muscle groups at once – specifically the pecs and lats.   The pectoralis major in the front of the chest; controls pushing movements The latissimus dorsi, spanning both sides of the mid- to...
Planning a Workout: Part 1

Planning a Workout: Part 1

PLANNING A WORKOUT Lots of my clients want to work out on their own in addition to the sessions they do with me. This is certainly something I encourage as it will enhance the benefits of their personal training sessions. Some want to workout at home and some in a...
Are Fat Loss and Muscle Building Goals Congruent ?

Are Fat Loss and Muscle Building Goals Congruent ?

I am often approached by clients wanting to lose fat and get stronger or build muscle. This has made me investigate how congruent are the two goals of fat loss and muscle gain.   Gaining Muscle If you want to build muscle, you’re going to have to lift weights and...
How Often Should I Train

How Often Should I Train

How Often should I train to build muscle? A common question from new clients is how often they need to train to get stronger or build muscle. From experience I suggest that training twice a week with me is optimal and if they can do something on their own once a week...