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Originally coined by Chila, Peckham and Manheim, back in 1981 and used for the title of their course at Michigan State University: ‘‘Myofascial Release’’

What is fascia tissue?

Fascia is the body’s connective tissue. It's fibrous cobweb-like connective tissue found throughout the whole of the body runing from head to toe. Your fascia provides a framework that helps support and protect individual muscle groups, organs, and the entire body as a unit.

What is a strength curve?

strength curve is a graphical representation of how a muscle generates and applies force in a specific direction. This force is then represented using three basic categories: ascending, descending and bell-shaped.

Eccentric contraction explained:

An eccentric contraction occurs when a muscle lengthens under load. An example of this would be when you're lowing yourself into a squatting position. Generally speaking, a muscle can be upto 150% stronger during an eccentric contraction than a concentric contraction. 

Concentric contraction explained:

A concentric contraction occurs when a muscle shortens. An example of this would be when you're coming up from a bottom of a squat.

What are muscle fascicles?

In anatomy, a muscle fascicle is a bundle of skeletal muscle fibers surrounded by perimysium, a type of connective tissue.

Who is Michael Goulden?

Michael Goulden is the founder of Integra Training is a resistance training specialist in exercise mechanics. He has been integrating exercise mechanics with neuromuscular preparation to create a uniquely sustainable approach to health, fitness and performance.

Who is Charles Poliquin?

Charles Poliquin is recognised as one of the world’s most accomplished strength coaches, and has produced hundreds of medals, wins and personal bests for elite athletes in over 17 different sports, including athletes for both the summer and winter Olympics, the NHL, and NFL.

Who is Ben Pakulski?

Ben Pakulski, nicknamed the Pak-Man, holds an Honors Degree in Kinesiology and is an IFBB professional bodybuilder and winner of the 2008 Mr. Canada competition. In the IFBB, he finished 2nd twice in 2008.

What is a level 5 trainer?

Our level five trainers are our ‘elite’. They’re seriously experienced, and incredibly knowledgeable. They have all gone above and beyond, attending numerous industry events, clocking up multiple courses, and spending numerous hours learning through practical experience with clients. They have shown unparalleled dedication to becoming the best personal trainers possible, and have been recognised in the health and fitness industry for their level of excellence.

What is a level 4 trainer?

Our level four trainers have gone the extra mile. All of them have further industry qualifications, whether in nutrition, post-natal exercise, endurance or hypertrophy. They have attended workshops, webinars and courses to lift their learning above others in the area. They are likely to have been a personal trainer for several years, and be pushing to learn more about how they can offer the best possible advice to you.

What is a level 3 trainer?

Our level three trainers are fully qualified, with industry-recognised qualifications, but are relatively new to personal training. What they lack in experience, they will make up for in dedication and enthusiasm. All our level three trainers work closely with a more senior member of the team to ensure the Hall Training quality of service is maintained, and you make constant progress towards your goals.

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About Hall Personal Training

About Hall Personal Training

your personal trainers in Oxford & beyond

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Personal training with us doesn’t just mean seeing your trainer several times a week. It means access to our full team of dedicated professionals, it means joining our amazing community of like-minded people, and it means unparalleled support and motivation. We aim to help our members build a healthier body and mind, but also a solid foundation of knowledge on exercise and nutrition, and the skills to build a healthy lifestyle well into the future. This is the team that will help you achieve your goals.

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Chris Hall

founder and executive trainer

Chris Hall

Owen Henderson

Level 5 Trainer

Owen Henderson

Michael Duncan

Level 5 Trainer

Michael Duncan

Becky Hodgson

Level 4 Trainer

Becky Hodgson

Pete Burke

Level 4 Trainer

Pete Burke

George Bradley

Level 4 Trainer

George Bradley

Tobi Adepegba

Level 3 Trainer

Tobi Adepegba

Georgina Routen

Level 3 Trainer

Georgey Routen

Elliot Hasoon

Level 4 Trainer

Elliot Hasoon

Joe Hirst

Level 3 Trainer

Joe Hirst

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what our clients say...

Chris is encouraging and capable of getting the best out of whomever he is working with, on top of possessing a seemingly encyclopaedic knowledge of exercises! The changes have been remarkable.

-Tom, has dropped 19.5% body fat over the last two years