Contrary to what you will read when you explore fitness and training topics on the web, achieving your goals doesn’t have to be months and years of torture and resentfully enduring activities you must trick yourself into doing.
The Fitness Enthusiast
As the end of the year approaches so too does the conversation about how indulgence is part and parcel of the Christmas season, even within the fitness community. With food, alcohol and celebration in abundance throughout December, even those with the strongest willpower can use a little guidance to get through the Christmas period and come out in January with an intact motivation to continue with the exercise and training habits that took a lot of determination to build.
The fitness industry is notorious for ongoing debates that will never seem to be resolved as the science becomes conflated with personal experiences. Even when scientific principles can be isolated, the lack of control variables makes testing a hypothesis notoriously difficult.
We’ve all seen weight racks with dumbbells ranging from 1kg up to 40kg and every weight in between that caters for people with a wide range of abilities, goals and body types. In contrast, your home gym may be a shared space in your house and need to be converted into a gym space at the drop of a hat when and reverted back just as quickly.
Home exercise classes took off significantly during the pandemic as gyms and leisure centres closed their doors for lockdown. For many people, this put a pin not only in routine training but also an active part of their social life as the class placed them amongst like-minded people with similar goals.
It’s difficult to look into the topic of fitness without stumbling across references to protein and its role in achieving fitness and training goals. It’s often described as one of the several building blocks of your body and essential as part of any training and nutrition plan. But this often comes shrouded in confusion.
Here are four well-established myths and an explanation of why they tend to carry weight amongst readers. Following this, there’s a complete truth, but you would be surprised how many decisions (and mistakes) are made because this isn’t correctly understood.
It’s useful to have an understanding of what to expect when starting your fitness journey, so we’ll explore what one hour, one day and one week after you take your first steps into becoming a fitter, healthier you looks like.
To bring some context and help to this statement, here are five things you have to bear in mind if you want your fitness journey to become embedded within your life, and not fighting against it.
Technology gives us a wealth of information at our fingertips and there’s very little you can’t find with a quick Google search. This is true in the fitness industry, but sometimes it’s difficult to find the right information amongst a sea of misinformation and content that at first glance seems like it’s trying to help you but in the end turns out to be a promotion