This week we take a look at 4 key components to achieving any fitness related goal, whether it's training for a specific event, changing your body composition or just improving overall health and wellbeing.
Here we are on Workout Wednesday #11 already! As you could probably tell from the title, we have a bag work drill for you this week. Aiming at improving conditioning and muscular endurance this workout will have you breathing hard and your arms feeling like jelly.
We're back to workouts this week and we've got an strength-based endurance circuit for you. You'll be working for extended periods of time, cycling through a number of exercises, aiming to hit the whole body by the time you're done.
Much like Carbohydrates, Fat has had a bad reputation and eating too much of it was always came with a big warning label. Now whilst this view does hold some weight, it's important to explore why. Not all Fat is equal, some of it is not only crucial for important internal functions of the body but also a key part to a healthy balanced diet.
There is a lot of BS and "Bro Science" that circulates around Protein, with Men's magazines and websites selling ridiculous statements like.. Do you like being lean as f**k, with abs on your abdominals, the ability to shoot fireballs with your eyes and levitate when you sleep??! - Please note: the qualities above are not guaranteed by Protein.
Protein is often discussed in relation to bodybuilding and less so in relation to general exercise, health and well being.
Whilst everyone knows Protein forms an important part of our diet, especially when exercising. It's benefits, consumption amounts and the food sources it can be obtained from are sometimes less well known.
Carbs are frequently vilified in the media and made out to be the enemy in trendy fad diets, the truth is much the opposite. Carbs are our main source of energy and we should be eating them as part of a healthy balanced diet.
The next three Workout Wednesdays will be dedicated to exploring each of the three macronutrients, the other two being Protein and Fat. All macronutrients must be obtained through diet as the body cannot produce any of them on its own.
Shadow Boxing is a staple part of any professional fighters workout but should not be overlooked by anyone interested in improving their craft. Regardless of your level or experience it can be assest to your training routine and comes with many benefits when used on a regular basis.