Clean Health Training Articles

Train Like A Pro Part 6: Rest Periods

By Stefan Ianev, Head Of Educational Development, Clean Health Fitness Institute Welcome to the 6th installment of train like a pro. So far we have covered exercise selection, volume, intensity, type of contraction and tempo. We have learned how to manipulate each of these variables from the beginner to advanced trainee in terms of how […]

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Diet Tips 101: The Cheat Meal Myth

By Stefan Ianev, Head Of Educational Development, Clean Health Fitness Institute So, you have been dieting hard all week and busting you’re a** in gym. The weekend is just around the corner and you know its nearly time to smash out a big nasty cheat meal. After all you are feeling tired and flat as […]

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Train Like A Pro Part 5: Tempo

By Stefan Ianev, Head Of Educational Development www.cleanhealth.com.au Welcome back to the 5th installment of the 7-part series Train Like a Pro, the previous four articles can be found here on our blog. This month we are going to discuss the topic of tempo, which builds on last month’s topic, type of contraction. To recap […]

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The Holiday Survival Guide: 8 Tips To Keeping All Your Hard Work

As a personal trainer at the Clean Health Fitness Institute, I regularly deal with clients who have to travel regularly, or who go on holiday during my time training them. Clients often find it frustrating when they come back from a trip and feel as if they are right back at square one. However, it […]

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Program Design 101: Auto Regulation And Load Selection

By Stefan Ianev One thing I have learned from coaching clients out of our Sydney CBD and Chatswood gyms as well as from my online personal training clients is that if you give the same training program to several different individuals at the same training age and you will likely observe a vastly different training […]

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Program Design 101: Antagonist Vs Synergist Training Splits

By Stefan Ianev Some bodybuilders like the great Arnold Schwarzenegger like to pair antagonist muscle groups together like chest and back while others like Kevin Levrone like to pair synergist muscle groups together like chest, shoulders and triceps. Both methods of programming has their benefits for stimulating hypertrophy and these are both methods I will […]

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Cardi-NO?

As a coach at the Clean Health Fitness Institute, it is our job to provide my clients with individualized strength and cardio training programs designed to achieve their specific goal. One of the many considerations is whether to include cardiovascular exercise alongside traditional strength training, which forms the basis of clients’ programs at our Sydney […]

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4 Variables For Building Muscle

One of the reasons why the Clean Health Fitness Institute sees so many phenomenal transformations on such a frequent basis at our Sydney CBD and Chatswood gym’s is the ability of our coaches to help our clients build muscle mass. With this in mind today we are sharing 4 variables that are absolutely crucial to […]

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The Bigger Picture: The 3 Fundamentals Of Training & Nutrition

By Stefan Ianev Over the years that I have been personal training and educating out of the Clean Health Fitness Institute, rarely has a day gone by where I am asked by students, gym goers and everyday folks about the latest fad diet, the optimal sets and reps scheme, HIIT vs fasted cardio or which […]

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5 Tips The Beginner Wanting To Build Muscle Needs To Know

When thinking back to when I first started my journey training as a beginner wanting to build muscle the first thing that pops to my mind is “oh what I wish I could tell my 18 year old self”. Because I would love to turn the clock back, start again and avoid a lot of […]

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