Progress to Strong & Capable BodyFiguring out how to become stronger once you have started on your fitness journey can be a little confusing at times. Flitting from one plan to another can make you feel like you’re giving your muscles enough feedback to grow and change, but actually the truth is a little more boring than that.

Progressive overload is key

This means working the same exercises over and again for a period of time, while increasing your reps or weight over that time. Then switch to a slightly different workout and do the same with that one. Six weeks is a good amount of time to stick to one workout plan. But what if you are doing a sport, like kickboxing or horse-riding? Well, you continue to learn different skills with those sports, but there will come a time when you need to give your muscles a little bit more input to grow and become ‘bullet proof’ for your choice of activity. For example, dynamic kettlebell flows are an excellent support workout for kickboxing.

Pilates is a good all rounder to support horse-riding, as well as weightlifting that incorporates adductor exercises. Think about what needs to be stronger to make you more efficient or capable at your sport and design a program to support it. Not sure how to go about choosing the right exercises to support you? Jen and I have a wealth of experience in exercising, and prescribing exercises to those in need, and can point you in the right direction.

Book in online at www.astralfitness.co.uk for Sports Massage to relieve any pain from your exercise efforts and to keep you injury free, and send a message to [email protected] if you need support with your training needs.

Thank you for taking time to read this week’s blog – Progress to Strong & Capable Body.

Don’t forget to get your next sports massage at www.astralfitness.co.uk. You can use my Booking Link or check out my website for a little further information at www.astralfitness.co.uk

We look forward to helping you.
Chloe & Jen

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