Chris

SPorts Bra
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On Sports Bras

At a recent session, the topic of sports bras came up and I was challenged to write about it. Here’s the way these blogs normally

On Good Days Work Out. On Bad Days Work Out. On Rest Days Rest
Training

When to take a Rest Day

We were having this conversation recently at a session. and it’s important so I figured I’d share it.  The question is, when should I take a rest day. There’s a few members of the group who are really into their training. They work out with me 4 or 5 times a week. And run a few times a week too. And that is excellent.

But, should you have a rest day? How many? And what exactly constitutes a rest day?

Mums

The Good Better Best Continuum

The good, better, best continuum is something I mention quite a lot. So I decided it deserves a whole blog post to itself.

We should see all health and fitness choices (and possibly life too!) as lying on a continuum, with Poor choices on one end and Best Choices on the other end…

Whenever you want to make a change in your life, you shouldn’t aim for the “end” or “best” point straight away. Or the perfect outcome. Rather you should aim for the Next Logical Step-Up from wherever you are RIGHT NOW.

So, if for example you wanted to get fitter, the continuum might look something like this.

Consistency
General

Consistency vs intensity

I’m sure we’ve all seen it on FB and Instagram. The posts that go:

I’ve smashed a killer workout
I’m so hard, I’ve run xxx. I’ve squatted xxx
I’m so sore, I did xxx

These posts shout out about Intensity. But we hardly hear anything about Consistency.

Coffee cups
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Let’s talk about Caffeine

Anyone who knows me will know I looove coffee. Strong and black and sweet.

It’s my “treat”. I use it to wake up. I use it to concentrate. I use it when I want chocolate. I use it when I want a break. I use it when my kids have wound me up. I’ll regularly have 5-6 shots in a day. more if we’re doing homeschooling!!😲

Calories burnt irrelevant
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Why Calories Burnt is Irrelevant

Calories Burnt in a Workout is Irrelevant . The number of calories burnt is a totally useless indicator of whether a workout is good or bad. Read on to learn why.

Should I Stetch?
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Unhelpful Cycles

Unhelpful Cycles

So I’ve been a bit quiet of late… Like everyone else, I’ve been struggling with the challenges of homeschooling, lockdowns and endless cycle of bad news and anxiety. I’ve been thinking: I’ll get going again once kids are back in school. I’ll get going once the weather warms up a bit.

But it’s Friday and I still have no desire to do any “work”. So I’m writing down some thoughts instead.