Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE)

The Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE) Scale is a psychophysiological scale – it reflects the interaction between body (physiological events) and mind (perception of exertion). It was originally measured with a scale that was developed by Swedish psychologist Gunnar Borg and is therefore often referred to as (drumroll…..) The Borg Scale. These days people have made …

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Can push-ups preserve the perkiness of your puppies?

Alliteration anyone? From the above picture of the humble breast, you can see that the breast is mostly composed of fatty tissue (7) and lobules (3), and is supported by the pectoral muscles (2) (thanks Wikipedia for the image). You cannot ‘strengthen’ fat – so no exercise is going to make the breast itself firmer. Muscle on …

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Benefits of cross-training (the list goes on…)

I didn’t feel like I’d covered the issue of cross-training enough, so here’s more! Apart from being used by us plebs, it’s commonly used by the military and sporting professionals. As you can see, the benefits associated with cross-training are numerous and varied: It helps with: 1. Injury prevention, with injuries more commonly due to …

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Benefits of cross-training

What are the benefits of mixing it up, or cross-training? In the previous example, I was splitting 30 mins cardio into 3 x 10 min sessions on different machines. Well, even without any scientific background, some thoughts come to mind: 1. The 30 mins goes by really quickly 2. It’s easier to work harder at …

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