I build SuperHeroes - Online Trainer - Gym Owner - Film PT
Like many other trainers my road into fitness came with a childhood full of sports and a fascination with human development. I qualified as a trainer at 18 years old and have been on this journey ever since.
After opening my own personal training studio at Pinewood Film Studios, I began training actors for film roles. I have since trained over 50 actors for various roles, from Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal to Jessica Chastain and Jennifer Lawrence.
Research has shown that training a particular muscle results in increased levels of blood flow and lipolysis in the area (the breakdown of fat cells into energy you can use), however the difference it makes does not warrant it for reasoning to train abs frequently.
Time is one of the biggest barriers to a healthy training process but none of us has enough time in the day. That's why you need to make time to include training as an integral part of your week, every week.
I know that it can be a struggle to get back in the gym after a break but as long as you prioritise your fitness, it shouldn't be a problem. Keeping fit is your ticket to good health and feeling great about yourself, so it shouldn't be all that difficult to get back into it.
It seems that not a day goes by without there being another article published about how obesity is on the rise across the UK. Times are definitely troubled but the fact is, we've been pushed towards a diet low in fat and high in carbs. How? By nutrition lies that are, quite literally, making us sick.
Rest is a fundamental training principle that will boost your results through the roof. Exercise makes you stronger in the long run but you need enough recovery time, including good sleep quality, to make you fitter and stronger.
Eating a healthy diet can often feel isolating. People may pass comment or judgement and even pressure you into eating foods that are not in line with your goals. But when you are following a plan of which healthy food is an integral part, don't ever make the mistake of thinking you are doing something wrong.
There may be a weight you struggle to lift at first. After a week or two, you manage to lift it. Fantastic. With progressive overload, it doesn't stop there. Add more weight to push your muscles even more, to lift bigger weights. It's this simple concept that resistance training is built upon.
If you are getting yourself to the gym a few times a week and watching your food then you are in it for results. You have a goal you want to achieve and are working towards it. If your goal is muscle building then the you are in the right place. I have been hired by some of biggest film studios in the world to do just that. Add more muscle. Quickly.
I've often spoken about why macros are very important for body composition. Now I'd like to talk about food quality. While it's true that you can hit your calories and macros with junk food, that doesn't mean you should. There are a lot of things we can do that are not necessarily good for us.
I'll let you in on a secret. One of the most difficult parts of training is getting started. But making that effort and carving time out in your schedule to get fit and work your way towards a healthy body and mind is a great feeling and one with great rewards.
This is one of the most common questions that my clients ask me. Many people feel self-conscious and believe that a certain part of their body is too flabby, particularly following childbirth or a long period without any exercise.
Don't make the mistake of thinking that your fitness and health is less important than writing another email or finishing a proposal. Yes, there are occasionally tasks that simply cannot wait but your fitness isn't going to wait around either. The dangers of a sedentary lifestyle and the implications for your long-term health are damning.
This might sound too good to be true but it really isn't. It's all part of tailoring your fitness to your lifestyle. You may split your calories and macros across two, three or four meals, or even five and six if you really want an extra challenge! As a general rule, I would recommend three meals per day and one snack.
I incorporate female weightlifting into many fitness plans as the benefits are endless. Lifting weights helps to build and improve muscle tone and body composition. It's also good for preventing osteoporosis, as is strengthens bones and increases bone density.
You probably already know that working out is great for both body and mind, as exercise releases endorphins. These powerful brain chemicals trigger positive feelings that help to control stress, manage pain and stay focused.
So you have been following a diet for a while. You have been eating healthy but not seeing results. You have been making meals packed full of quality ingredients and snacking on home made bars, nuts, seeds and dry fruit.
Getting or even staying fit is hard, there's no doubt about it. It's that difficulty that makes it all worthwhile. Achieving your own fitness battle is as much a physical tussle, as it is a mental one. We live and die by our beliefs. If you believe you can do it, you're right. If you believe you can't, you're also right. Which would you rather be?
The traditional push-up is generally considered to be a chest exercise, and not one that you would normally focus on to increase your arm muscles. However, push-ups do target the triceps brachia muscles, which are located on the back of the arm.
08/02/2017 10:52 GMT
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