It looks like small shops will be able to open on the 15th June. Finger crossed this won’t change in the lead up to it. We all knew that the day would come, yet we have to remember, these are still very uncertain times and we must all continue to play our part in slowing the spread of the unseen Covid-19 virus. I have spoken to a number of people who have had the illness and the effect on them has been quite different. Thankfully they have all been fit and healthy and have come through the disease. Yet, in … Continue reading
Harry who regularly runs with running past 50 on a friday and attends parkruns every saturday shares how he has stayed fit when all of his normal outings are gone. Week 8 and have not been outside the gate. This not because of Coronavirus phobia but because my wife is on the government extremely vulnerable list for the virus. I do not have dumbbells or a yoga mat but what I do have is a furnished house and a garden. You do not need a gym to keep fit. So how have I managed? Daily routine consists of 10-minute workout … Continue reading
Thanks to Laura Hogg for this amazing buzz post, she is a sports therapist for the Accelerate Performance Centre and a keen runner and cyclist. Hear some of her thoughts on the benafits of regular movement. Like most at the moment, I am incredibly grateful that outdoor exercise is considered essential activity. It’s hard to imagine life without it. But even while we have this luxury, movement matters the rest of the time for the health of our mind, joints, muscles and cells. Personally, I’m hoping not to slip into sedentary habits whilst working and living from home – even … Continue reading
In just about every sport I can think of, coaching is part of the improvement process for the participant, yet not so often in running. I suspect because it is so much more of an individual sport and everyone can run, can’t they? Well, therein lies the question, there is running… And there is running. And I am not talking about who is the faster. There does appear to be one very common thread throughout what people talk about, with regard to Running Objectives. This occurs across the spectrum of running participation, regardless of time spent running on a … Continue reading
I was asked by a client to help with snacks for her son who is an aspiring athlete. Snacking can be really difficult especially if people find they have to eat at different times of the day due to work etc. I put together a brief factsheet and thought I’d share it here to help you too. Diet is hugely underestimated as a part of your training schedule. Diet is key! Training is important but without a healthy and nourishing diet, your training will be limited Eat plenty of protein to help build muscle mass Avoiding sugar is key not … Continue reading
It’s safe to say Winter is here now and along with it, coughs, colds and stomach bugs. If you have children, you’re even more likely to come into contact with Winter bugs as children are great at spreading germs. Running can also put a greater stress on the immune system and the importance of good nutrition is often under estimated. Yes you ran 10 miles but re-fuelling with beer and a takeaway will not help you improve performance or reach any goal you may have for your running. Nutrition is vital for a good immune system but can we build … Continue reading
Almost everyone wants to be lean, have a 6 pack or at least some abs visible and plenty of muscle. Some athletes will religiously weigh themselves to make sure they haven’t gained or lost weight but do you know what’s going on inside? The answer, is probably NO! The scales only say so much, they can’t tell you what you body fat actually is or what your muscle mass. Body fat does affect your performance but it’s important to know what your muscle mass is too. The more muscle mass you have, the better for sport. How can you find … Continue reading
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