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8-week Strength

What is it?

Strength can be the core ingredient that leads to a life of high function and low injury rates. Strength leads to other physical benefits of power, strength endurance, hypertrophy and even flexibility! A strength base should always be considered if or when your body isn’t performing quite how you would like it to. Our 8-week Strength program includes:
  • Three key phases to maximise the benefits from strength training with minimal soreness
  • One-on-one sessions with an Accredited Exercise Physiologist
  • Individualised programs set for you with a simple take away program that you can continue with confidence
  • Friendly and supportive coaching to help you stay on track with your program
Our Accredited Exercise Physiologists are clinical health professionals that regularly manage:
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries (spinal and joint pain)
  • Post-operative care
  • Cardiovascular Diseases such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol
  • Obesity and diabetes
  • Neurological disorders
  • Mental Health conditions such as depression, anxiety and stress disorders
  • Other issues like Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis and Cancer

Benefits

Increased Strength – allows you to move with ease and feel lighter with all your activities. Side effects may include: prevention of future injury, improved athletic performance, reduced weight, improved blood markers and mental well-being. Enhanced Education – understanding of your body’s potential, appropriate exercise selection and safe progressions to ensure long term rewards from being active. Confidence Boost – our positive and function focussed approach leads to you having more confidence in your physical ability by achieving your goals. Kick Start – make the task less daunting by using a health professional as your first step to start your exercise journey in a supportive and positive manner

The Evidence

According to the research completed by the American College of Sports Medicine.
  • Reducing the incidence of injury by engaging in a resistance training program is as beneficial for the non-competitive beginner as it is for the professional athlete. (Article: Resistance Training & Injury Prevention)
  • Regular resistance training can decrease the risk of heart disease by lowering body fat, decreasing blood pressure, improving cholesterol, and lowering the stress placed on the heart while lifting a particular load. Improving muscular fitness is very important for enhancing quality of life. (Article: Resistance Training for Health & Fitness)
  • Resistance training provides the greatest osteogenic (increase in bone mineral density) effect. Resistance training is beneficial for increasing bone and muscular strength. (Article: Resistance Training & Injury Prevention)
Other Research:
  • The benefits of strength training include increased muscle and bone mass, muscle strength, flexibility, dynamic balance, self-confidence, and self-esteem. Strength training also helps reduce the symptoms of various chronic diseases such as arthritis, depression, type-2 diabetes, osteoporosis, sleep disorders, and heart disease. (Seguin & Nelson, 2003. The benefits of strength training for older adults. American journal of preventive medicine,25(3),141-149)
  • The positive outcomes resulting from regular exercise and/or physical activity programs include increased cardiovascular fitness,improvements in body composition, decreased anxiety and depression, and enhanced feelings of well-being. Eschbach, 2016. Exercise Recommendations for Menopause-Aged Women, ACSM, Public Articles, Oct 07

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