“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin, inventor and American founding father
Spring has officially sprung. Yoga in the park, lunch in the sun, cocktails on the terrace. It all starts getting a little brighter and fresher – and your TruBe training sessions might start to feel the same.
But if you’re struggling to shrug of the last of the winter cold and are still straining your eyes against the bright sunlight, we’re here to help prep you for success in a way that would make Mr Franklin proud.
We’ve created a list of training tips to get the most from your TruBe training sessions!
1. Get up and go!
Start your day with 10-15 minutes of light exercise, be it gentle yoga, a nice jog or even a slow walk around the block. Waking up like this increases your oxygen levels and blood circulation, energizing your whole body. Increased circulation to your digestive system will boost your metabolism which means you will use up more calories throughout the day, making you more likely to burn fat.
This time of the morning is also extremely valuable thinking time, allowing you to review your upcoming tasks and goals and get motivated for a more productive day.
2. Exercise outside
Now that the weather is improving, there are no excuses to be stuck indoors.
Vitamin D is an essential nutrient to maintain healthy bones and teeth as well as fighting against cancer, type 1 diabetes and multiple sclerosis. Vitamin D is produced by the body when the skin is exposed to mild sunlight and is difficult to obtain through a healthy diet alone.
50% of adults and children worldwide are Vitamin D deficient- don’t be one of them! Order a TruBe trainer and work out in the park!
3. Hydrate like a hero
Staying hydrated is the number one rule for all athletes. If you’re taking part in an event and you get dehydrated, you will run out of energy very quickly. We suggest getting a good BPA free bottle and drinking regularly throughout the day.
Remember if you feel thirsty, you are at the beginning stages of dehydration. Try to drink small amounts frequently. Generally we lose around two litres of fluid a day, so must ensure we replace this.
Your performance will also be affected. As your blood thickens due to lack of water, your heart has to work harder to pump blood to the body. This means that exercise that normally feels like a five out of 10 on a exertion scale, can feel like a seven or eight out of 10.
4. High intensity = better results
You’re a busy person, we get that. That’s why TruBe is all about efficient, high intensity exercise. To make sure you’re getting the most out of your sessions, make sure you integrate high intensity activities into all forms of training.
Whether you’re a runner, cyclist or swimmer, adding high intensity sessions will help make you a stronger, faster athlete. High intensity will help you improve both the endurance (aerobic) and your speed/power (anaerobic) capacity. This is a great way to compliment any training.
You can make HIIT training specific to your goals with movements that mimic your sport or daily function.
Remember that HIIT exercises can be regressed or progressed to suit all abilities.
5. Train with a friend(s)
Small group or partner workouts are a great way to make fitness fun. With TruBe we can take you and a friend through a fun and interactive workout that also gives you that “burn”. Making your workout fun takes your mind off the training whilst using each other for motivation.
If you have that competitive streak, TruBe can get you working against each other to help you push yourself to your limits! So what are you waiting for? Book a TruBe session today with one of our amazing trainers!
What are your spring training tips? Let us know by commenting below.