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No matter what the challenge is, training 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.


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.  


Remember to stretch

Do you stretch before and after exercise? Stretching is important for flexibility, but it also helps to prevent injury and can improve your performance – whether this is cycling, walking, running or even your concentration levels at work!

Take a look at these 9 benefits of stretching from HealthLine (and maybe try some gentle stretches after you have finished reading the article).


Breaking habits

It’s all too easy to fall into a habit of not exercising or training, or to find an excuse not to – we’ve all been there! Life becomes too busy, we end up working a bit later than we should have, and make the most of a lie in whenever the opportunity arises.

There are some simple and very effective things that you can put into place to help you get into healthy habits and making your training routine feel all that easier to get stuck into.

How does it start? With a good night’s sleep! Read about breaking the habit of avoiding exercise from our friends at Anytime Fitness.


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.


Core strength

There are so many exercises you can do to keep your core muscles strong and supple – plank anyone?

And we’re all aware of the benefits of having a strong core. Whether you’re running a marathon, 10k or trekking up a mountain, we all need to keep and maintain good core strength in everyday life, as well as when taking part in activities.

Have a read of this guide from our friends at Anytime Fitness as a great starting point and exercises that you can do, even in your own home to build up that strength!


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