My 7-health go-to tips for when you need to regain some structure. Schedule your exercise Originally, I had written this as strength training and yes, I can tell you all the benefits but most importantly find something you enjoy. Something you can stick to every single week that gets your heart rate up. LookContinue reading “7 Fundamentals to Always Come Back To”
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How much cardiovascular training should I be doing?
These are the common types of questions I get about cardio… How much cardio should I be doing? Will it help me get leaner? Should I do more cardio vs. weights? What time of day is best to do cardio? Firstly, cardiovascular (cardio) relates to the circulatory system, which comprises of your heart blood vessels and carries nutrients and oxygen to theContinue reading “How much cardiovascular training should I be doing?”
Negative Energy Balance – for Fat Loss
What is energy balance? “Energy balance” is the correlation between “energy in” (food calories taken into the body through food and drink) and “energy out” (calories being used in the body for our daily energy requirements). We convert potential energy stored within our food (measured in kcals) into three areas: work, heat and storage. EvenContinue reading “Negative Energy Balance – for Fat Loss”
The 3 R’s of Recovery
After a challenging training session or race, how you recover is key to overall performance. If we recover better, we train harder! Providing your body with the correct nutrients at the correct time can affect the rate we recover. Dehydration, glycogen depletion (when our carb stores have been used) and muscle soreness can all beContinue reading “The 3 R’s of Recovery”
FULL BODY WORKOUT – You’ll need dumbbells or kettlebells for this one!
A1. FFE (front foot elevated) split squat – 8-10 on each side The hip flexor muscles become chronically shortened in population who sit for a living. This adaptive shortening leads to lower back pain due to dysfunction in the knees and hips. This exercise improves the strength of the quadriceps, medial hamstrings, and adductors. ItContinue reading “FULL BODY WORKOUT – You’ll need dumbbells or kettlebells for this one!”