Extra-Load – XL
We advocate the use of Extra Load (XL) exercises as a key aspect of fitness and athletic training.
To put this in a nutshell, if a person’s body becomes acclimatised to training with extra-load then it becomes far easier to perform an exercise or compete in a sport when the load is removed. Our XL programmes are diverse and generally use an XL-pack but may also involve the use of conventional free weights and/or body-weight resistance exercises. Apart from increasing the development of both the strength and endurance of the muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems, XL training also has the advantage of dramatically reducing the time one needs to spend in conventional training by increasing the intensity – not the duration – of the workout. Whether you are already a top athlete or just returning to sports training, whether you are trying to get fit while holding down a job or whether you are doing your best to juggle training needs while you look after your family, being able to spend less time training while getting a more intense workout is a real bonus. An extra plus to this method is that reducing the duration of training also allows for greater recovery time between exercise sessions – giving more time for your body to build in improvements and to grow in strength and stamina.
Does this type of training really work?
Multiple World record holding ultra-distance runner William Sichel considers the use of XL training to be one of the main reasons for his success in ultra-endurance events…
And here’s what some of our clients say :
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