OK Xmas is coming faster than you think. Before you know it you will be sat in the staff room or office munching on that box of roses or celebrations or sneaking off early to have a mulled wine at the xmas market! So, before you are enticed by all that xmas temptation you’ve got 11 weeks to get as fit, healthy & energized as possible. Most of us have the same goals- lose weight, tone up, get fit. But with all the conflicting advice you are going to be showered with in the xmas lead up what is the right thing to do?
Well I’m going to help!
I cant give away all my trade incites but each week I will be posting a male and female program that will help get you in the best shape for those naughty xmas balls & parties ;). The routines will have sample menu’s, full image library and even a youtube channel link so you cant go wrong! All our clients have very specific programs that are created froma very intense assessment process however this is out of the question for this feature. So the routines have been designed for the most common faulty movement patterns & diet for most common metabolic type. The good thing is all fitness levels can use the routines as long as you just remember to be safe and not over exert yourself to risk any form of injury.
So today you can have the first male & female program & this wknd the first of a series of videos will be posted. I Hope you enjoy the routines and that together we get in shape this winter & enjoy a guilt free xmass!
Remember these are my workout stats so don’t try match me, chose the correct cardio levels and weights that you can lift safely.
Session 1: Integrated Stabilization Training Total Body Routine
Theory: To challenge the entire kinetic chain in all 3 planes of motion to help increase optimal muscle recruitment to improve Deceleration, Stabilization & Acceleration of the body (Increase the percentage of muscle tissue used by the body and thus burn more calories).
My Kinetic Chain:
Tempo: 3/2/2 this basically means lower weight/body for a period of 3 seconds, stabilize/hold for 2 seconds and then lift the weight/body for 2 seconds. This means each rep takes 5 seconds to complete so DO IT SLOW!!!
Warm-up: Treadmill incline 1.0 speed 14.0 for 1 km.
Resistance: 25 reps all done as a circuit with no or minimal rest between exercises.
|Deadlift||40 kg||25||Draw in core keep knee soft|
|Single Leg Touch-down to Shoulder Press||4 kg||25||Push body weight through heel|
|Ball Jack Knife Press-up||Body weight||25||Draw in core|
|Lunge Rotation||3 kg||25||Eyes follow weights|
|Ball Prone Shoulder Press||2 kg||25||Keep the d/b weights pushed behind ears|
|Ball Prone Row||5 kg||25||Pull shoulder blades together to recruit rhomboids|
|Tricep Extension||5 kg||25||Lock knees and tense bum|
|Single Leg Squat Touch Down||Body weight||25||Focus on squeezing bum on the way up|
Day one done!
Sample Menu for this week.
The plan is to cleanse my system and reduce as much acid forming foods as possible! So no coffee, no sugar, no fruit (lemons, limes, grapefruit, tomato allowed), no red meat, no refined carbs-white pasta or rice, reduce dairy, reduce all meats and increase my green vegetables intake.
Upon Waking: Boiling water with slice of lemon
Breakfast: 50g Oats, 50g bran flakes, handful almonds, flaxseeds, cinnamon & a little honey. Mix with Hemp or rice milk.
Whey Protein Shake with water
Snack: Green Tea & 1 whole white Grapefruit
Lunch: 50g wild/brown rice with turkey breast & green salad. Loads of chilies and garlic to flavour.
Green Tea with digestive enzyme supplement
Snack: Half bowl of Home made Broccoli soup
Dinner: Avocado Salad
Evening Snack: PH alkaline Protein Shake with zinc vitamins
Before Bed: Cleansing Tea
Extra: 1 liter PH balanced with oxygen sups and 2 liter of normal tap water.
Sample Recipe: Avocado Salad
Remember to look out for my Youtube Videos this weekend xxx
Peace & Love