Leicester Personal Training

Leicester personal trainer

The Concept personal training  was founded for one simple reason. We wanted to create the most effective method of personal training. Be careful – this is where our passion bubbles over and we have a tendency to leave behind the analytical approach, pragmatism and proven science that we apply to our clients! Other areas of this website describe why and how we’re different (dare we say better!) and how we get to know what our clients need. The aim of this page is to show you why training at UP is so different, and so effective.

To put it simply, we are obsessed with improving what we offer, and with remaining at the forefront of forward thinking, real-world applications of all aspects of physical conditioning. We eat, sleep and breathe health and fitness. We are on call 24/7.

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We travel to learn from the best of the best. This shows in the spectacular results we achieve for our clients and for ourselves.

We are totally unique because we both talk the talk and walk the walk. Armchair experts abound (especially, sadly, in personal training), but we are top athletes, highly qualified and academic coaches and trainers. Many of us have Bachelors and Masters Degrees in sports science, and undertake further study to ensure we’re always at the cutting edge. We love what we do and are constantly learning and training ourselves. After all – if you can’t train yourself, who can you train?

The concept personal training was setup by individuals who are very passionate about performance and improving the human body. We are constantly driven by the incredible sense of fulfilment we feel when we help someone achieve their goals – no matter if they’re an elite athlete or a middle-aged housewife. We believe that it’s possible for anybody to  positively change themselves and their bodies, and we will move heaven and earth to ensure that each and every person who enters our premises leaves feeling happier, more confident, and healthier.

Leicester personal trainer We never impose our own goals on a client. We listen, advise and then coach with that specific goal in mind. We are not rent-a-friend trainers or here to put on a circus show.

We are here to get a very specific job done.

That job is the one that you set for us – to achieve your own unique version of improved health, fitness and/or physical appearance. We don’t stand back, in fact we get stuck right into every aspect of your life that you are prepared to open up to us. No other way is appropriate for the commitment and investment that you should be making in your health.

We hope this has given you an insight into the passion we feel for personal training. If we’ve got that across, we’ve managed to show you one of the biggest and most important traits you should be looking for in a personal trainer. If you’re still not sure about that energy, and how powerful it is, come and meet us and you’ll be left in no doubt.

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The Benefit of using 3 different Types of Lunge in squash training

 

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We use it alot the lunge in squash but it is an exercise that can be varied to suit different phases of training and different dynamics during play.

The image above shows an extreme version of the lunge and demonstrates the importance of stength, stability and flexibility in the thighs and hips of the lower body whilst stiking the ball with the upper body.

We use the lunge in varying degrees when training but there are a few variations that will benefit us in slightly different ways. By varying the exercise we can get a little more out of the movement and bring into play these elements so that we can use them directly in match play.

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1. Alternating Jump Lunge

This is an exercise used to increase power output and improve your ability to move into and out of the shot dynamically. It recruits the larger type 2 muscle fibres that are responsible for producing force quickly.

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Start in a split stance position with your hands on your hips, your torso upright, and your knees about bent at a 90-degree angle.
Push your chest out and lower your rear knee toward the ground in a lunge while keeping your front shin as vertical as possible.
Push explosively off the ground, jumping and switching the position of your legs while in mid-air, landing into the lunge position with the opposite leg forward. Repeat, switching legs on each jump

Perform reps of 20 with 2-4 sets adding  weight if required.

2. Alternating Lunge with twist.

This variation works the gluteus maximus, quadriceps, hamstrings and calf muscles as in the basic forward lunge, the real benefits are seen in the utilisation of additional  core and trunk rotator muscles. The twisting action strengthens your obliques, latissimus dorsi and erector spinae.

The exercise will also give stability and balance in the phase where you should be stable just prior to striking the ball. But also allowing for a more stable rotation of the trunk when hitting through the ball.

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Perform reps of 20 with 2-4 sets

Holding a medicine ball or dumbbell/kettlebell in your hands, elbows by your sides, take one large step forward into a lunge position.

Watch that your knee is at a 90 degree angle and the weight of your body is toward your front knee.

Hold the lunge position, contract your abs and rotate your torso to the same side as your front leg.

Your arms and medicine ball should turn with your torso until they are in line with your side.

Rotate back to the centre as you stand up and bring your arms back in front of you. Then repeat the action on the other leg.

Perform reps of 20 with 2-4 set.

3. Static Held Lunge

The static lunge gets its name because the feet remain static, or in the same position, throughout the exercise.You will also be holding this movement for 10 seconds at 90 degrees before swapping legs.

The benefit of this exercise is that it teaches you to recruit stabiliser muscles that you will hopefully be firing when you are down into the low position and also teaching you to be stable, still and strong before you strike the ball with out any additional movement.

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Begin by standing in a split-stance with your right foot forward and your left foot back. Engage your abdominal muscles, straighten your back and look straight ahead.

Maintain this position as you bend your legs to lower your hips toward the floor drop to 90 degrees. Continue down until your left knee nears the floor then hold this position for 10 seconds without moving.

You will then press through your right heel to return to the starting position then repeat the exercise with your left leg forward holding for 10 seconds.

Perform Reps of 10 seconds each leg do 5 sets adding weight if required.

See how the Pros do it with this squash fitness tracker

See other pages in this blog that are related to squash.

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periodisation-for-squash-how-to-effectively-phase-your-leg-training-to-ensure-you-have-the-strength-power-and-endurance-when-you-need-it

fitness-drills-to-improve-your-on-court-movement-muscular-endurance-power-agility

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