When increasing your training to Love My Body more, there's a few things you need to think about:
- Do overdo it. Consistency is key, and it's far better to start small than to do damage or burnout. A 30-45 minute workout 2-4 times per week is a good starting point.
- Form is king. Make sure all your exercises are done safely, effectively and correctly (Jamie’s infamous quote). Set aside time for recovery. Remember, recovery is when your body really changes. Salt baths, stretching sessions and foam rolling all help your body to recover.
- Vary your workouts. Make them fun and exciting.
If you're bored change it!
- When it comes to equipment, there are no rules.
- Get inventive with everyday household items. A tome on your bookshelf adds weight, a football complexity. Up your game. Our very own Jamie uses the Just Dance computer game to mix up her exercise routine. It's appealing, and effective- she burnt 400 calories in just one workout. We are awaiting a video...
- Shake it up. 2 dice are all you need to create countless workouts. One dice is numbered 1 - 6 with different workouts and one is 1-6 with different repetitions. Roll each dice 5 times to complete your workout!
What to eat when you are increasing your training?
Your diet plays an important role in training. Weights and repetitions may exercise your muscles, but food fuels them. Run on the best.
As you up your training you'll need to up your intake of protein, complex carbohydrates, and healthy fats. While eating plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, which are rich in vitamins and other nutrients. Most people experience the same pitfalls.
One is drinking calories. Alcohol, lattes, fizzy drinks and fruit juices are all low in fibre and nutrients but loaded with sugar. And unexpended sugar = fat.
Another is protein, or lack of it. Aim to include lean protein sources in most meals. Tofu, soy beans, beans, nuts and legumes like lentils are all low in saturated fat with adequate protein and heart-healthy fats.
As far as carbohydrates go, wholegrains are your friends. Wholegrain rice contains high amounts of all essential amino acids except lysine, which is found in beans. So, eaten together, wholegrain rice and beans are a complete protein source.
If you have any questions about increasing your exercise to Love Your Body more, call us on 01708 983590.