We’ve covered Mindset and how it correlates to optimum recovery. Now, let’s do a “180” – we’re going to consider how Mindset can affect your Performance! ‘The Zone’, ‘PMA’, Visualization – let’s think like an Athlete!
Let’s dive under the covers of an often entirely overlooked Training Method that can help you increase your strength and lean muscle gains in small “bite-sized” increments. Micro-Loading has been around for a while, but you never really hear about it… So, I’m about to tell you what you need to know!
Workout format and structure is crucial to your success in the gym (especially if you’re new to lifting). The most common routines that are the easiest to get into are “Split Routines” and “Full Body Workouts”, so today, we’re going to dissect each of them and analyze the benefits of using one over the other.
Over the Christmas period I was fortunate enough to spend a week unwinding in the Caribbean on my Honeymoon; my family has roots in this part of the world (Cuba and Jamaica in particular), but I got to relax in the lush and beautiful paradise of the Dominican Republic. This year has been insane what…… Continue reading Training While Travelling: Keeping Fit On My Honeymoon
Power! Some might say it’s only attainable if you class as “elite”. Fact is, there’s no reason you can’t perform like the elite. There are levels to progress through before you can attain such a high level of performance, but if you’re up to the challenge, then step up and reach beyond what you think is possible. Let’s take a look at what you have to do to start implementing power into your routine…
We take a big dip into the lifting domains of “sets & reps” as we analyse the different ways that we can teach the muscle to adapt and grow, and evaluate the benefits of each. This post is especially helpful if you’ve just started incorporating weights into your fitness routine, and/or if you’ve had a program whipped up by a Personal Trainer and want to better understand his/her recommendations (if they haven’t already explained them to you). But even if you are a more experience lifter, this may still help to open your mind to changing up how you train, and reap the benefits of having muscles that not only look good or perform longer or simply lift a ton, but kick a$$ at all three!
This post will go over three types of HIIT Cardio that – in my opinion – are the best you can try. If you’re interested in learning more about High Intensity Interval Training (beyond the basic stuff you’ll find being spoon-fed left, right and centre at gyms as well as online), then this is well worth the read. In a way, you could look at these three methods as being something akin to a “Beginners/Intermediate/Advanced” guide, but no matter what your experience is (either as a trainer or general lover of fitness), you’ll still benefit from mixing things up and trying out something new. Don’t expect an in-depth analysis of each – I’ll do individual posts on them another time and evaluate them further; but in this article, I just want to open your eyes to different “styles” of HIIT Cardio, and give you some novel ideas as to how to use them in your next workout.