4 mins

New Fitness Assessments in 52C: Strength & Flexibility Tests

Here’s the third part of the new multivariable assessments we recently added to the web version of 52C. It involves classic tests for strength and flexibility. You can carry out those to control progress in fitness performance of your clients, even if they don’t train specifically for fat loss or if they are not interested ...

3 mins

Is Stretching Worth Spending Your Time?

What’s the place of stretching in training? How important is it and how much time should be spent on it? What are the benefits of stretching with a trainer’s assistance? Here are some tidbits about stretching and several reasons why stretching really is worth spending your session time on. Fitness vs. fitness goals The two ...

5 mins

How to Do the Backbend Bridge? Vol. 2

Seems easy, until you try – the bridge. Involves a nice level of flexibility and strength. After the initial stage of general stretching (see Vol.1 of this article), it’s time for practice. Here are various techniques you may try to master the backbend, as an upgrade to your yoga skills or simply as a new ...

4 mins

How to Do the Backbend Bridge? Vol. 1

If you want to upgrade your yoga skills or just look for another fitness challenge, bridge is the pose to learn. It’s not easy to learn it, especially if you’ve never tried it before, but if you use proper technique and follow all the progression steps – you are able to do it. Here are ...

5 mins

How to Stretch for Full Splits – Vol. 1 Basic Principles

Why should anyone but gymnasts or cheerleaders be interested in stretching for the splits? In other words, what are the functional benefits of being able to do the splits? Is that possible for everyone to reach the full splits? How long does it actually take? What should we know before we start? Here are the ...