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Find comfort in the uncomfortable
There’s a well known quote that nothing great ever happened inside your comfort zone and that’s also true of your training. We’re in that beautiful time of year where the morning’s are frosty and crisp, the air is cool and the skies are (for the most part) clear and blue so training outside should be a joy but the drop in temperature might mean that you still don’t fancy going outside for that run or ride. But, preparing yourself for the cold and getting out there and getting it done is going to reap so many more rewards than either...
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Motivation is the mental process that initiates, sustains or guides our behaviour. In essence it’s the mental kick up the ass we find that pushes us towards a new goal, task or activity. However, there are two different types of motivation - intrinsic and extrinsic. Intrinsic motivation refers to a behaviour which is driven by internal or personally meaningful rewards (opportunities to explore, learn etc.) Intrinsically motivated people participate in something for reasons such as the enjoyment of playing their sport, the challenge of competition and reaching new personal levels, skill improvement, exploration of potential etc. Intrinsically motivated people typically...
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We all know the benefits of exercise, the dopamine hit you get from pushing yourself, the extra energy your body is flooded with for hours afterwards and it’s important to try and get this into your daily routine wherever possible. Now, you don’t have to go out there every day and kill yourself but an hour a day of some form of exercise is going to do you SO much good! Why not make it your goal to get your body moving for an hour every single day? And if you don’t have an hour solid to dedicate to training...
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Mind Muscle Connection
We’ve all seen that person at the gym, throwing weights around in the vague direction they’re supposed to go in the hope that the muscle they think they’re working is actually engaging! BUT, have you ever truly used the mind muscle connection method to maximise each and every rep? Mind muscle connection is often over complicated, in essence it’s our ability to mentally focus on and fully engage with the muscle we’re working and the best way to truly maximise its benefits is to drop your weight down, waaaaay down and focus fully on both the eccentric and concentric phase...
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Hopefully for many of you, you’re now well and truly back into the gym training routine. There might be queues, there might be more hygiene routines than you knew were possible at the gym BUT crucially, you’re back! Here are our Lky7 top tips for sticking at and maximising your training!1️⃣ Warm up & Cool down for 10 minutes before and after your session. A good stretch or short, low intensity start to your cardio routine will give your muscles an opportunity to ‘fire up’ before you hit them hard.2️⃣ Focus on form, not weight! We’ve covered this before but...
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