As mentioned last week, I get many of the same questions from each of my different clients.
This weeks frequently asked question is “Should I do my Weight Training or my Cardio Training first during my workout?”.
Now to be honest, it’s a debate that could go on for hours and depending on the perspective both parties would be right in their arguments.
However, for me personally there are 3 main reasons why I recommend one over the other.
It has nothing to do with me preferring this style of training, it just simply makes the most logical sense based on my studies and how I get results with my clients.
Check out the video now to find out whether you should be training your Cardio or your Resistance Training first.
Being a health and performance coach I tend to get a lot of the same questions from my clients throughout their coaching journey, particularly in the early days.
Some of the most frequent questions I get revolve around ‘spot reducing’ when it comes to fat loss.
Will training my abs more frequently reduced my belly fat?
What are the best arm exercises for getting rid of my ‘Bingo Wings’?
Unfortunately – mainly due to mainstream media – many people are under the impression that by training a specific body part, you’re able to focus your fat loss on that particular area.
The simply isn’t true!
Most of us know that a good workout should be preceded by a thorough warm-up.
But what’s a good warm-up?
Most folks these days (if they bother to warm up) tend to just head on over to a Cardio Machine – Treadmill, Static Bike, Rower, Cross Trainer, etc… – and spend 5-10 minutes on there and that’s their warm-up complete.
Although better than no warm up at all, Cardio Machines lack several vital components when compared to an effective warm-up.
The idea of a warm-up is to prepare the body for the task (in this case a workout) it’s about to perform and to do this most effectively, the warm-up must be specific to the movement patterns you’re going to perform during your workout.
There’s no point just jumping on a Static Bike for 5-10 minutes if you’re about to do a heavy Chest Workout for instance.
We have to look at the type of movements and the muscle groups involved and then pretty much replicate them during the warmup.
Stress can be defined as any change in our inner or outer environment and it’s YOUR bodies ability to adapt to these changes that will determine just how ‘good’ or ‘bad’ a particular stressor is.
By stress, I’m referring to all forms of stress, such as chemical stress, physical stress, mental/emotional stress, electromagnetic stress, etc, etc… Stress, in all it’s forms, results in the exact same ‘Fight’ or ‘Flight’ response in the body. Now the stressor itself isn’t the determining factor in your health. Instead, it’s your ability to cope with and adapt to these stressors that determines both your health and your performance from day to day.
This is where Heart Rate Variability (HRV) comes in. If you’re unsure what HRV is, you may want to check out this article https://www.tytonhealth.com/heart-rate-variability-mitochondrial-therapy/ first to get an overview.
Through my HRV work I am able to monitor my clients ability to adapt to the stressors in their lives. Not only from week to week, month to month or just to determine the effectiveness of our Mitochondrial Therapy supplements, but also before, during and after a training session to ensure that their body goes through the proper stress/ recovery process.
Kettlebells are very effective tools for many different health goals.
You can use them to develop Strength, Speed, Power-Endurance. You can use them to burn fat, build muscle and even during rehab…
But the effectiveness of the Kettlebells lies in your ability to handle them correctly.
You see, poor form often equals poor results and an almost certain increase in your risk of injury so learning how to use a Kettlebell properly is essential if you hope to use them to get awesome results, regardless of your goal.
In todays video, I show you how to effectively and safely ‘Rack’ two Kettlebells.