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More and more personal trainers we know were doing longer and longer hours and they were left drained by it all by the end of the day. Increasing numbers of them were also being asked for more and more money just to be able to work in the premises.

Now though more of them are running Group Octathalon training sessions and at the end of the day they are running through an Octathalon course themselves just for the fun of it. In addition to that they are all earning far more than they used to.

Why & How …you may well ask.

Having 12 or more people in a group, where people work in pairs and the trainer walks around as a facilitator, is actually much easier than 1:1 personal training. It gives you a higher hourly rate and it taps into a bigger market as more people can afford your services. People really like working together and they like encouraging each other especially if it is towards a common, and easily measurable, goal like an Octathalon event. The fun atmosphere is enjoyed by the Octathalon trainers and that goes on to invigorate them in their work. We really do find our trainers going on to do their training at the end of a long day.

In addition to that, our Octathalon trainers have found that some people who are doing these sessions go on to ask them to do some 1:1 work with them as well.

Why not have a look at the trainer section on this website. Joining is easy and is a one off cost of £25 for which you get a full license and a guidebook to help you start. Go on to form your own online group and you can earn even more. We have lots of free marketing support on this site to help you get started.

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Research is showing that short, intense workouts, typically like interval training and high repetition weight training, gets you better results than longer non stop endurance workouts. A person burns calories for up to 2 hours after a short sharp interval workout as opposed to an endurance session where calories stop being burnt up when the session stops.

Fat is your body’s preferred source of fuel for long, low intensity endurance type workouts, whereas glycogen is the preferred source of fuel for short sharp interval sessions.

With short sharp intense workouts your body gets efficient at converting carbohydrates into  glucose and glycogen which in turn prepares it for future short intense sessions like lifting weights or sprinting. In addition to that your heart and lungs get bigger and stronger after short intense workouts.

With low intensity endurance workouts your body becomes efficient at converting carbohydrates to body fat which in turn prepares it for future long distance sessions. In summary, research now says that if you do short, sharp cardiovascular interval work with high repetition weights sessions, you will burn more calories, reduce fat storage and get bigger and stronger lungs. Continue to do this and you will get fitter  faster . 

The Octathalon group training sessions have been designed to take advantage of all these things and to get you quicker and better results which will give you more time for living. Have a look at the other benefits of being a member






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INTERVAL TRAINING                     

Are you racing the clock?  No time for long training sessions?

At the same time would you like to increase your sporting performances?

If that is so, then this type of training IS the answer for you!

Interval training is an effective training mechanism that targets improving specific energy systems - the Anaerobic (Lactate system) and the Aerobic Energy system.

When training your energy systems, it is done best when you have a controlled environment. Work with a stationary bike, or a rower or a treadmill and it is easier to get a more precise training session than when working outdoors.

 

Athletes know that if they get they get their interval training wrong they will lose performance but if they get it right there are huge gains to be had.

 

There are lots of variables to get right. What to do and when? How many intervals should you do? What intensity should they all be? What rest periods, what exertion levels and what variations should be planned in as part of the same session?

 

Get these things wrong and you can easily be under training or over training and that will mean that all your work will just be a waste of time.

 

For many of us nowadays who lead busy lives, and who are time poor - this type of training could be the answer.

 

It is a proven, time efficient workout that gets results FAST and can be performed in just 30 minutes!

As you become fitter you can increase the intensity of the workout rather than the volume and it won't be long before you will see your times getting faster and you will start to look leaner too.

 

If you need some ideas with your interval training then there are plenty of these types of workouts in our members area. Some of us like to have something to just follow and do.  We don't always have the time to plan our own training sessions and maybe we cannot afford a personal trainer so, if that is you, then sign up and give them a go.

 

It's just £18 for the year - Click here

 

And if you have any questions regarding the workouts or you want to let us know how you got on then please contact us as we would love to know your thoughts and results. Click here to go to the Training program page

 

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5th May 2013

Preparations are underway for an event that will run over the Octathalon Sprint Course & the Rock Octathalon Course. For those interested in competing you will need to have done some times for these course and entered them in your profile page.

Best of luck with this - they are hard to do fast.


 



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