As a society we’re always trying to see when we’re going to fit everything in the 24hrs of the day and this applies to training too – when am I going to go to the gym, when am I going to go for a run or to that class? If we then do manage to go we try and fit an hour’s session in 45mins because we’re so tight for time; question is, is this really beneficial? More often than not we neglect the fact that we need to rest in between sets of exercises while training and recovery in between sessions.
Our glute muscles, the 3 different muscles that make up our bottom, are probably one of the most important muscle groups that we have. Having strong glutes will not only allow for the production of power with our hips in full body exercises such as running, jumping, squatting etc but also reduce the chances of lower back pain from sitting down for a long time, run quicker and be able to lift heavier in the gym which will make you stronger.
More often than not, setting a goal helps us achieve our target within a reasonable time frame. We can say that our day, week, month, year and maybe even our life is made up of setting and achieving goals. Having goals helps us stay motivated and committed towards what we want to achieve but it also a form of encouragement to stay focused when we are not feeling at our best. Without goals we might feel that all our hard work is not resulting in anything fruitful and that might lead us to feel lost at times.
How many of us have signed up to a challenge without thinking twice? Our friends or colleagues have decided to take a challenge so why not join them too for a bit of fun?
Supplementation is a big topic and due to the vast number of dietary supplements available on the market. A lot of people think that as soon as they start training, they need to start taking specific supplements as otherwise they won’t see the same progress. Is it true that we need to supplement, or can we achieve our goals without them?
In our previous blog we have touched on the ankle by discussing ankle mobility; it’s importance and how to improve it. In today’s blog, we are going to talk about ankle stability or instability and the effects it has on our lives. The ankles are the foundations of the body and it is them, as well as the feet, that connect us with the ground. This is why it is so important to have good and healthy ankles that are able to do what we need them to. One such thing is being able to offer support and stability with the floor.
In this series we are going to discuss the ankles and why they can have such a big impact on the rest of our body. Let’s start by discussing the topic of ankle mobility; what is ankle mobility, why it’s important to have good mobility and how we can improve our ankle mobility.
I’m sure many of us have heard the terms mobility and flexibility before but what do they both mean? Are they the same thing and what do they have an effect on? Although the two terms are sometimes used interchangeably, they are not the same thing, but one might have an effect on the other.
When it comes to health and fitness there are so many different methods and strategies that at times it is more confusing than helpful.
Getting on a plane or on a train has become so easy that most of us now go away a few times a year. We travel for better weather, to meet up with family and friends, for a weekend getaway and to explore new places and even for work and business around the world.