Welcome to the newest segment of It’s_ALL_IN_the_Balance. I will be dealing with various factors around exercise. Whether it is home exercises or gym exercises I’m gonna talk about how you start your fitness plan and regime.
It will really help if you’ve read my other posts on your decisions regarding self discipline, planning and convincing yourself that you are capable. Because you are! Excuses excuses will help you to stop looking for those excuses that we know are so easy to find. And JUST DO IT will motivate you to reach your goals.
Furthermore I believe that everyone should understand that my way of training might only work for some people. Cause we all know our strengths, I’ll be touching on general techniques of starting a training regime and sticking to it. No matter what you decide to do, staying active is so important. Physical activity should make up about 3 to 5 days of 30-60 minute sessions per week. I’ll be discussing how you can decide on the sessions and what your goals are in terms of your body.
As a human movement scientist I have learned that a proper warm-up is what makes a session a good or bad one. Using this time to get your muscles ready. It may sound like a lengthy process but you’ll be surprised at the results.
There was a study done on warming up and stretching, titled, “Warming-up and stretching for improved physical performance and prevention of sports-related injuries.” (1) that states that specific warm-ups which activate the muscles used in a specific activity e.g high knees with running or sprints, would be the best warm-ups. This is a great place to start as it will prevent you from getting a sports injury. This will also be featured in the segment ahead
Moral of the story is, you don’t need to make these major changes. It can be small changes over time that allows you to live a healthy and fit lifestyle without having to strive to be like Usain bolt. Do what you can with the time you have available 💙💙
Xoxo Dan the Wooman