What to do on Rest Days

Recovery is important for progress and to avoid injury. Active recovery, where you engage in some form of movement on a rest day, is as important as complete rest days. But what should you do on rest days to encourage progress and recovery? Firstly, always adopt the “do no harm” approach. If you’re thinking about things to do … Continue reading What to do on Rest Days

Cooling Down After Training

There are several components to an effective workout; a general warm-up, workout brief (if you are in a coached session), a more specific warm-up, the working components of the session, and the cool-down. All components are essential. However, most attention is often placed on the former parts of the session. In many instances, only one … Continue reading Cooling Down After Training

BREATHE

Breathing is largely controlled by the autonomic division of the nervous system (ANS). The ANS acts subconsciously to control bodily functions such as heart rate, breathing and digestion. Although changes in your breathing happen subconsciously, we are able to consciously affect respiration. It's a skill essential to life and performance in the gym, and better … Continue reading BREATHE

Accountability

You exercise often and may even do so under the guidance of a trainer. You’ve researched nutrition quite a bit and have made lots of changes based on that information. You believe that you had an okay understanding of health and fitness. Yet you still aren’t quite in the shape you’d like to be. If … Continue reading Accountability