Defining Fitness

Fitness is a comprehensive overview of fitness including scientific facts and attributes that are observable, measurable, and repeatable. It uses 4 complimentary models to form a definition of fitness. Model 1 – The Ten General Physical Skills cardiovascular/respiratory endurance stamina strength flexibility speed power coordination agility accuracy balance The first six are improved through training,…

Nutrition

“Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat” Greg Glassman How do we achieve the above? At Dorchester Strength and Conditioning we follow two different nutritional approaches. The first is the Zone Diet and the second is…

Periodisation

In today’s post we’re going to run through periodisation and how to plan your 1RM and 3RM in the classes strength portion. PERIODISATION Periodisation is a form of resistance training that may be defined as strategic implementation of specific training phases. These training phases are based upon increasing and decreasing both volume (which is reps…