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Preparation

No matter what the challenge is, preparation is key! Get it right and it will help to make your experience all the more enjoyable and memorable. Sometimes knowing where to start can be the biggest challenge, so here’s some advice to get you event-ready.


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And breathe

You are all signed up for your adrenaline event, whether that’s a skydive, bungee jump, wing walk or abseil. However feeling nervous and excited all at the same time is perfectly normal.

The key is to use your nerves and turn them into positive energy, to relax and enjoy the moment. This is a challenge of a life time and it’s going to be amazing.

Learning how to control your breathing before you take on a challenge like this can be really useful, it can help to settle your nerves, calm your mind and make the whole experience more enjoyable. Have a look at this guide from Mind Body Green and see if it can help.

 

Weights aren’t just for bodybuilders

Strength training doesn’t have to include 50kg dumbbells and enormous muscle mass – in fact, strength training is integral to a well-rounded training programme.

As muscle mass decreases over time, it’s important to activate your muscles to keep them strong and healthy. Bodyweight exercises are a great way to get started – no equipment needed!

Have a read through this article from the Mayo Clinic about how strength training gets you stronger, leaner and healthier.

 

Training on a Vegan Diet 

There are many reasons to follow a vegan diet, not only can you enjoy some tasty meals but also discover a whole host of wonderful new ingredients.  

There are many athletes and sporting professionals who have embraced the world of veganism! By making sure that they can compete at the top of their game and that their bodies are fuelled correctly to take on the task. And excel.  

Have a look at this post from Wiggle on how to perform on a vegan diet to hopefully inspire you.  

 

Getting Back into training after lockdown

With the gyms re-opening, it’s important to remember to ease yourself back in slowly. Home workouts without equipment and the motivation of those around you may have left you feeling apprehensive about your first session back, but there is no need to fear!

Check out these great tips from My Protein on how to get back to the gym safely and with confidence.

 

The importance of recovery

You did it! You’ve just been out for that training run, you enjoyed a really nice walk and have managed to get those miles in, or you just had an amazing session at the gym and are feeling great!

Do you let your body recover after a work out? Do you want to but are not sure what’s best? It is so important to let your body recover from any exercise and make sure you take the time to do so.

We love a rest day! Start your road to recovery with this blog from Anytime Fitness.

 

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