one size fits all? 

Ever wondered why you may have hated training in the past? Being told that your movements are wrong, technique is poor and regardless of your efforts, 'you're not doing it my way!'

I like working hard, hate machines, will not do weights, ohh and I won’t do that... or that!
— Sound familiar?


Prescribing to one training method can be a risky business, creating monotonous loading and reinforcing poor movement patterns.

Choosing variations in training styles and forms of training will help keep your risk of injury lower, better your performance and allow recovery from high risk to low risk compression. 

- For more information on High Risk Compression (HRC) to Low Risk Compression (LRC) check out our BLOG section.

Choosing a training style does not mean subscribing to only one method, as we know variety is essential to keep you on track to achieve real results. Stylising your training and programming to your preferences, will help encourage a positive emotional connection to your training, rather than loathing it! 


Straight line direction, muscle-based training, segmented, in a uni-planar movement and supported heavily by machines or apparatus;

- Example: Lat pull down, incline leg press, bench press, free weights resistance training, rowing ergometers, spin bikes, cross trainers, segmented resistance training machines (biceps, triceps, shoulder press)...


Movement based training, primal patterns, whole body, multi-planar, largely body weight with minimal support. Integrated style, rhythmic and coordinated training...

- Example: Heavily sports specific, functional patterns, resistance cables, ViPR, ropes, body weight exercises, TRX, rings, power bands, bungee cords, kettle bells, harnesses, plyometrics...


Combination of both traditional and progressive, uses machines, cables, free weights and loaded movements, partly supported body positions:

- Example: Crossfit style, sports specific, pilates reformer, dual cable machines, free weights, olympic lifts... 

traditional proven vs. modern progressive!

Becoming proficient with multiple training styles will enhance your training repertoire, create overall strength, and a functional body that gives you every chance of achieving those hard to achieve goals.  

You asked me the difference between yesterday’s training compared to today... The lack of progressive resistance training.
— Jerry Brainum (35+ years International Fitness Contributor)



Selecting a training style is one way to look at your fitness options, however choosing the right form of training is another. We want reward for your efforts and to prescribe the most beneficial forms of training for you to achieve your goals. It's a delicate part of effective programming, both essential for results!

Three major areas for consideration are: 




 Specific change, does not mean hours of treadmill running, locking yourself on machines and lifting weights as heavy as possible, session after session.

Finding a balance between challenging and relevant exercise is essential for longevity and enjoyment. No one wants to be told what they're doing is wrong and constantly deflated! 


create an emotional attachment to your training!

Emotional attachment to exercise is one of the most effetive ways of dealing with training apathy and treating the dreaded loss of mojo!