The K1 Beaconsfield fitness journal, sharing our thoughts and experience
In our life, we have automated behaviours that repeat themselves without us realising.
We are driven by reward and things that make us feel good.
For example, you brush your teeth in the morning, but the act itself doesn’t give you any pleasure. Instead, you’re motivated by the feeling of having a clean mouth afterward.
Coffee is the 3rd most popular beverage in the world, placing behind water and tea as number 1 and 2 respectively.
When you start out on your fitness journey, one of the first things you’ll should be looking at is your nutrition.
You train to make progress right?
You set goals, train consistently, work hard and hopefully, get the rewards you’re looking for.
However, there’s a common yet subtle mistake that almost everyone makes…
A lack of focus on your habits.
It’s a question we hear a lot. Usually in a state of panic.
The confusion comes with all the foods that have been demonised, then celebrated. Or celebrated, then demonised. As you can see, it’s already getting complicated!
A phrase used quite often is that life is all about balance but what they didn’t say or anticipate was that a lockdown puts you in a false state of balance.
This period has been full of challenges as an independent business and like many others we had to evolve as we moved through the lockdowns of 2020 and into 2021.
There is more to progress than just increasing weight every week. Yes, more weight is potentially a good thing but not at all costs. If you are constantly trying to drive your weight up exclusively you will likely risk.
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The most common advice given out when trying to lose weight is to make extreme changes, eliminate whole categories of macronutrients and other drastic solutions.
Christmas dinner itself isn’t a particularly calorie dense, it is after all mainly vegetables and lean meat. Poor portion control can mean you eat more than you need, but the amount you over eat by won’t generally be drastic.
Resting your muscles the right amount can be just as important as training your muscles.
You might think it is your nutrition holding you back, and you are probably right about this, but your training is probably not helping….
If you’re a person, you can probably relate to this in some way. The feeling of “how did this happen?” whilst staring at an empty packet of crisps, chocolate, sweets.
At K1, we get a lot of questions regarding training and nutrition. We have a combined experience of just over 40 years in the industry, so we’ve heard quite a variety!
I’m speaking with a lot of stressed out people right now
I don’t think people realised how important their exercise was for their mindset, not just the physical progress.
As a personal trainer my job has always been to motivate, educate and ensure I get the best possible results with people.