Hi guys long time no….Type? Lol. I hope you’re all well, I thought I’d share a short post about what I’m currently doing for workouts. As always I’m not a expert so all I can do is share my journey and tell you what’s working for myself personally.
Now I’m not here to say this is the healthiest thing I could do for my body as it’s not. However 4 weeks ago I decided to change up my workouts I introduced tabata and more HIIT however I didn’t change my eating habits at all! I’ve literally been eating cake every night and whatever else I may fancy. However starting this week (July 25th I’ve cut back on my desserts).
Anyway the point of this post is to share my 4 weeks progress just from upping cardio and I was actually really surprised. It’s not a drastic difference but I can see some change in my waist and a little bit in my neck which is random but I’ll take it! so I’m keeping up with this extra cardio and seeing what another month or two can do.
P.S Sorry about the awful quality it’s hard to take identical back pictures.
Muscle cramps are an all-too-common occurrence when working out. Whether you perform cardio, strength training or a combination of both, you’ll probably experience a muscle cramp at least once during their training regimen. While they typically pose no immediate concern, muscle cramps can still cause pain and discomfort. So, how can you prevent them when exercising?
Drink Plenty of Water
First and foremost, make sure you are drinking plenty of water before, during and after you exercise. Studies have shown that the majority of Americans go throughout their daily lives in a state of mild dehydration. When your body doesn’t get the water it needs, your muscles become tense and more susceptible to cramping (as well as injury). To prevent this from happening, drink a minimum of eight, 8-ounce glasses of H2O per day, more if you plan on spending time outdoors and/or staying physically active.
Stretch Before Exercising
Another helpful tip to prevent muscle cramps is to stretch before exercising. Stretching is critical, as it “warms” the muscles up so they are less susceptible to cramping. You don’t have to spend an entire hour stretching. Rather, perform a basic 10-minute stretching routine in which you stretch your hands up high, down low, and then twist your body from side to side.
Stretch After Exercising
Of course, you should also stretch after exercising. While most seasoned athletes and bodybuilders are aware of the importance of pre-workout stretching, many overlook the importance of post-workout stretching, assuming it offers little-to-no benefit. In reality, post-workout stretching is equally as important, if not more important.
Sodium gets a bad rap, with many people believing that it’s a non-beneficial nutrient that causes weight gain. In excess, sodium can certain contribute to weight gain. When consumed in moderation – and according to the dietary guidelines – however, it’s actually beneficial. In fact, sodium is a type of electrolyte that protects against muscle cramps.
These are just a few tips to help protect against muscle cramps when exercising.
If you follow my snap chat you know I was pretty active today.
I’ll be going to CrossFit occasionally for the next 4 weeks. Today was my first day back and it was a doozy.
50 pull ups
50 pull ups
Asked what was the time cap and my coach replied well we close at 8 so…
Last to finish as per usual I’m glad to see some things never change 😂. I was so glad to be back I didn’t care. I was welcomed with open arms and I still feel like I’m part of that family.
Anyway because it’s been a while since I’ve done that many pull ups I have to use the green band (the second thickest at my box) but I did it. I told myself that I was going to do sets 5 the whole way through and I did so I was super proud. I did 65# thrusters and was surprised at easy they were even after all this time off. I did 14-7 each time. The runs were well ehhh but I did them.
Then i forgot I promised my Differential Equations professor I would go to the hump day run downtown tonight so I did. Ran the world’s slowest 5k but I got there and that’s all that matters. It’s not about time it’s about showing up.
After the run I gave my legs a break and went walk for about an hour looking for Pokemon. Came home and made the most amazing spaghetti squash bake and had a slice of my cake for dessert.
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11 months in #singapore has given me time to fix up my eating (still going through 🍩🍩 like there’s no tomorrow) and get my #workouts locked down.
18.5kg lost and a %bf adjustment of 8.4! Can’t complain really. Now to hop on a plane and see all your beautiful British faces!