I have worked for a total of three weeks in Stratford, in the Olympic Village, along with several other incredibly talented UK Personal Trainers and International Trainers, including Celebrity Personal Trainer, Josh Holland, who trains Madonna.
I have met Coaches, Trainers, Doctors, Physiotherapists and
Physiologists from all over the world. Many have kindly shared their wealth of knowledge with me and shown me exercise plans and videos that they use on their athletes.
I have had athletes ask me to show them exercises for their own personal interest as well as showing the 100m
sprinter, John Howard, from Micronesia how to incorporate box jumps into his last minute training for the 100m event and even stretch his hamstrings!
Post events athletes have excitedly entered the gym wanting to change their training to do parts of their body that they had previously avoided. For example, swimmers generally avoid 'bulking up'.
I talked to a couple of male swimmers who stated how they do alot of training with weights and want to have more defined
upper bodies, without adding on a great deal of muscle mass. However, they sometimes find it tricky to gain any difference at all due to the amount of endurance training they do in the pool. One swimmer said;
'it can be really demoralising'.
The swimmer I talked to was keen for me to show him exercises for the triceps that wouldn't put any strain on his shoulders. I explained that tricep dips were therefore out of the question. ..
He explained that as a swimmer he feels really vulnerable when it comes to injuring his shoulders. I demonstrated tricep extensions on the cable machine and also gave him some exercises for his shoulders that would strengthen them without exhausting the muscles or affect his swimming.
Amongst my favourite piece of equipment, is the Kinesis One.
The Kineis One is developed exclusively by Technogym. It can be used to perform really basic exercises or really complex movements, all from one place.
The movements you create with the cables on the machine, feel smooth and free. You don't feel constrained like typical traditional resistance machines and the fantastic thing is, you can find an exercise that will compliment all sport disciplines because it is such a functional piece of kit. You can improve your strength, balance, and flexiblity and the only thing that limits you is your imagination ....
Personal Trainer to find exercises
that will suit you and take you places with your fitness that you never thought you would be capable of....even Top Athletes need a Personal Trainer sometimes!