Progressive Resistance Training

The clinic has designed a bespoke circuit programme which incorporates all the latest research on Progressive resistance training (PRT), High intensity progressive resistance training (HiPRT), High Intensity Training (HIT), Functional rehabilitation, Cognitive rehabilitation, Plyometrics, Balance and co-ordination exercises.

The aim of the progressive resistance training classes is to train movement patterns and function, and the ethos is that “Exercise is Medicine”. International research shows that there are huge benefits with this type of training.

The American College of Sports Medicine recommends that we do intense vigorous activity for 20 mins per day, 3 times per week and that we complete a 16 week strength training programme that works all the major movement patterns for 2-3 sets of 8-12 reps. The benefits of this include an increase in bone density and the improvement or reversal of osteopenia and osteoporosis; an  improvement in your muscle strength and cross-sectional area – ensuring that there are no fatty deposits in your muscle; a reduction in heart disease by 40%; reduction in the risk of stroke by 27%; reduction in the incidence of blood pressure and diabetes by 50%; can reduce the risk of many cancers including breast and colon; can reduce the risk of Alzheimers onset by 33%; can reduce depression and over medication significantly.

We have incorporated a diverse range of exercises which will really challenge the high level athlete or the new recruit to exercise or the person that wants an introduction to safe weight training. The classes aim to challenge your cardiovascular and muscle system – all of which will help in preventing pain and improving performance.

The clinic offers both High intensity progressive resistance training ( HiPRT) and Progressive Resistance Training (PRT). The HiPRT classes which are very intense cardiovascularly, are suitable for individuals who are already fit and active. The PRT classes are suitable for people who would like an introduction to weight training and HiPRT or experienced athletes who would like to focus more on technique as it is at a slower speed. Each individual will have an assessment with the physiotherapist before going into a class. The clinic offers individual sessions which last an hour, or a group session of 8- 10 people, also lasting one hour. The classes incorporate exercises which use Power Bands, Kettle Bells, Punch Bags, TRX, Dumb bells, Keiser M3 Spin Bike , Jump Boxes, Pull up bars, Pyloboxes , Medicine balls, Slam Balls, Chinbar, Rip Trainer.

Check out our timetable for a list of classes.