Ever noticed how many of the supplements are packaging their products so that they appear more…medical? The packaging is in all white with hints of green or blue, has a medical name, and will often use the term ‘Pharmaceutical Grade’ (if the packaging doesn’t then often you will hear this from the sales rep.)
Great session again on Saturday! Making use of isometrics, simple exercises which have a huge effect on your muscles.
Why is isometric training so effective? Muscles need to work under tension in order to stimulate growth. The longer they work under tension, the more resistance applied to the muscle, the stronger they become. This is not about growing big muscles, this is about increasing strength.
As odd as it sounds, ‘All Killer No Filler’ is how I approach my diet…Not listening to Sum41’S first released album whilst cooking (well, maybe), but eating food which is awesome and contains no fillers! I often get asked what it is like to be on a paleo diet. Which is odd because I do not stick to a paleo diet, nor a raw vegan diet, or any diet plan for that matter! I keep it simple and eat clean. A high diet in leafy greens and veg, complemented by good fats, carbs and protein (in that order of priority too).
As you all know, I am a HUGE fan of bodyweight exercise. Not to say I don’t exercise any other way, but bodyweight exercise gives me the chance to be creative, with little reliance on needing dumbells or benches, or other exercise machines. Instead of using cardio machines I go for a run, or a swim, or go to a field and perform HIIT exercises. But for one set of core bodyweight moves, I turn to my kitchen floor…
Without a doubt the 3 peaks challenge I took part in over the weekend was one of the toughest challenges I have ever attempted, and one of the most painful. It is safe to say I do not have the technique to glide down the steep descents of Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowden.