Gym’s are Re-opening

By 29th June 2021 No Comments

Don’t jump back to your pre-lockdown routine.               


Although we’re all excited to get back to our usual exercise schedule, there are some things to keep in mind to reduce your chances of picking up an injury on your return.

  • Meet your body where it’s at
  • Your goal should be to get to pre-lockdown strength in 6 weeks, not straight away. I know it’s tempting!
  • Don’t be disheartened if your strength levels are reduced. They will be back up in no time.
  • Focus on technique. Re-learn the proper technique before adding major weight.
  • Reduce your training frequency for your first few weeks back in the gym. This is important to reduce post exercise muscle soreness and allow the body to recover
  • Foam rolling, stretching, have their place. Focus on 8 hours sleep, sufficient protein and overall calories in your diet.
  • Don’t forget to warm up.
  • R– raise- increase muscle temperature by Treadmill / Bike
  • A– activate- engage muscles ie Push ups / Lunges
  • M– mobilise- practice movements without weights
  • P– potentiate- gradually increase the weights you use so your body is prepared.

Enjoy – Get Stronger, Safely.

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