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With a range of personal training guides and articles that are designed to help you understand your body and how to work out more effectively, the NRPT.co.uk has pulled together a range of guides, tips and information in one place.

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The Ultimate Body Management Solution

The Ultimate Body Management Solution

Good nutrition is vital to any workout - it’s 70% nutrition and 30% exercise.  Any workout schedules is incomplete without a good nutritional plan.  Your clients’ won't reap the full benefits of your workouts if they're not eating well. Imagine if you could take control of your clients diet, and get the foods you choose (together) delivered to their door.  You can take control of calories, macro nutrients and meal options.  The Gym Chef system allow...

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By Ian Duncan

Exercises To Practise After Undergoing Knee Replacement Surgery

Exercises To Practise After Undergoing Knee Replacement Surgery

 While it’s certainly true that you’ll need plenty of rest following the operation, and strenuous activities are off the agenda for some time, it’s also vital to begin exercising the knee as soon as possible. 1.    Ankle Pump And Rotation. This exercise helps to get blood circulating through the leg and acts as a warm up before the other stretches. It also helps minimise the danger of blood clots in the leg, which is a risk after knee replacement ...

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By Ian Duncan

5 Knee Surgery Recovery Activities

5 Knee Surgery Recovery Activities

The recovery process following knee surgery is a lengthy one, and for at least the first few months you’ll be focused more on regaining strength, flexibility and stability in your knee than anything else. However at the back of most people’s minds is the thought of getting back to ordinary activities, especially exercise and physical hobbies. After undergoing replacement knee surgery you’ll be guided through rehabilitative exercises by a physiotherapist, and they can als...

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By Ian Duncan

Reduce sitting time to protect aging DNA and possibly extend lifespan

Reduce sitting time to protect aging DNA and possibly extend lifespan

Telomeres are important because they stop chromosomes from 'fraying' or clumping together and 'scrambling' the genetic codes they contain, performing a role similar to the plastic tips on the end of shoelaces, to which they have been likened. Longevity and a healthy lifestyle have been linked to telomere length, but whether physical activity can make any difference, is not clear. The researchers therefore analysed the length of chromosomal telomeres in the blood cells ...

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By Ian Duncan

Starting Your Personal Training Business

Starting Your Personal Training Business

Once you have a Personal Training qualification under your belt you can start to focus on the business side of things. Locking down the essentials at the start is the key to avoiding any unwanted surprises further along. Essential Business Start Up Activities ·           Register with the UK National Register of Personal Trainers ·           Get Public Liability Insura...

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By Ian Duncan

10 Reasons to Get Yourself a Personal Trainer

10 Reasons to Get Yourself a Personal Trainer

Whatever your reasons check our quick list below to see if it sounds familiar - if it does, then you're probably safe to suggest you need a personal trainer! You're Seeing No Results from Exercising Over a number of weeks or months you've been working hard in the gym. But you're not losing weight, not toning up or can't increase those weights like everyone else? A PT is perfect in this instance as they can assess what you're doing, why it's not...

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By Ian Duncan

Fitness Equipment Buying Guides

Fitness Equipment Buying Guides

With hundreds of fitness equipment brands, thousands of products and millions of brands, products and model combinations, where to start on your quest to buy the right fitness equipment for you and your home? Making sure you consider key features like size or weight is a good place to start, but what about the ability to increase weight on a multigym, or use accessories and different handles? We've done all the jard work for you in creating a number of buying guides for the exercise equip...

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By Ian Duncan

Become a Level 3 Personal Trainer

Become a Level 3 Personal Trainer

Now is a great time as more people recognise the value of keeping fit and are willing to pay for one to one advice and guidance. But what does the job really involve? What Does a Personal Trainer Really Do? The starting point for any personal trainer with a client is to assess their current fitness levels and what they want to achieve. This will require setting short term and long term goals, planning programmes, working through those programmes keeping your clients motivated throughout. Y...

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By Ian Duncan

Cheap Personal Trainer Courses

Cheap Personal Trainer Courses

It is true that anyone can become a personal trainer but that doesn’t necessarily mean that everyone should! To become personal trainer you need to not only be fit yourself but also patient (not everyone will be able to do what you can), be able to communicate and build relationships with all sorts of different people, and be highly organised. But you also need to be qualified, you need to understand exercise, the body and nutrition. What Qualification Should I Look For? To become a ...

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By Ian Duncan

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