With intense and consistent training many of us can incur injury or two at some point.
This can happen for a variety of reasons, overtraining being one of the main causes as well as poor techniques, muscle imbalance or weakness in certain areas.
This post will look at how do we overcome them and prevention as part of this also.
There is no simple one way to overcome an injury, it often takes a multifaceted approach.
This is however an overall approach I have found most effective.
Find the cause. Discovering the cause of the injury as soon as possible is the best way to help in your recovery and prevention of a future injury. For example, it may be due to over-stretching or an imbalance of muscle use, find this out through your own investigation and advice from a physio if you have one.
Take a holistic approach. Focusing your mind when recovering from injury is as important and in some ways more so than the physical. Apply your mind in terms of belief in your recovery and how fast and good you want it to be. Determine to be stronger and better than before. I can attest to the fact this is more than possible and by applying both mind and body you will also improve your overall performance in training.
Rebuild specifically. This is where an injury can really become an advantage, as once you apply the knowledge of what went wrong and combined mind and body focus, by training this way specifically you will enhance everything you do. As our mind and body are interconnected, specific focus on the injured area will have an accumulative effect on your overall improvement and performance, ensuring you come back far stronger and better than ever before.
If you suffer from any injuries, get the best advice possible from multiple sources and find what works for you. Along your training journey you will gain your own experience on what works best and quickest for you.
As we are all different, results always differ for different people but most of all have faith and determination you will recover and be stronger than you were before.
To your best in health and happiness,
For any further support and advice in training and recovery, please get in touch via the form below.
Meditation has become more popular in recent years but it can initially prove a difficult practice to take up.
Like any new practice it takes patience and discipline to start to experience the benefits, but just what are these benefits we can experience from a regular meditation practice?
To help you get started and motivated for your practice I’ve outlined the top 5 benefits below that you can gain from a regular meditation practice.
Stress relief; with a regular daily meditation practice, stress levels reduce and with this many health benefits come from reducing the cortisol levels in your body.
Clearer mind; with regular meditation you will start to notice that your mind becomes far clearer as you develop the ability to observe and detach from your thoughts.
Better control of your mind; As through mediation you learn to observe and detatch from your thoughts this leads you to becoming more in control of your mind and actions as you are able to respond rather than react.
More efficient use of time; Through regular meditation you will also become more present and less easily distracted. This leads you to being far more productive and efficient with your time.
Happiness; By becoming more present, efficient, clear, in control of your mind and having less stress you will naturally become happier. This is our innate state when we are more present, it just gets covered by all the old thoughts and habits that have accumulated in the mind. Through regular meditation this all drops off and you’re left with your natural true happy state 🙂
For more information on how to start a regular mediation practice please get in touch via the form below.
Getting started with your training can be the most difficult and challenging time as there is a lot to learn as well as to maintain motivation and get in to good habits.
To help you stay on track I’ve put together some Exercise Essentials videos, of important stretches and ab exercises.
These will help you get started with getting and maintaining correct form so the rest of your training fits together more perfectly.
In training it’s important to get the right combination of cardiovascular, resistance and flexibility training to have the best overall outcome whatever your goal may be. Often some of this can be missing and then the results of lack of endurance or tightness can be felt later on.
If however all the essentials are put in place and maintained then your results will be far more holistic and your goals easier to achieve.
I hope you find the videos useful and more will be added along the way. If you have any specific requests for essential exercise information and instruction please do get in touch. Here’s to your best health 🙏 Miranda
After Christmas and New year many people find it hard to get back in to their fitness habit. So what can you do to help yourself get back in to the habit of fitness, and make it one that stays throughout 2022 and longer?
Here are my 3 top tips;
Set a weekly schedule and stick to it. We are creatures of habit after all. So once this schedule sticks after a month it will become a habit. Aim for a minimum of 3 days a week to see the full benefit.
Have all your fitness clothes at the ready each day and make it at the forefront of your mind. Fill your cupboards with nutritious food and stick reminders around your home for added motivation. Being surrounded by visual reminders can be very powerful for reinforcing new habits.
Have encouragers, whether this be friends, family, fellow training buddies or a pt. Having people around you who support and encourage your journey can be very helpful and a great boost where needed. If you currently don’t have people who support you in this way. Please drop me a msg to inquire about either Pt or local training groups that may be of help to you.
Most of all as always, enjoy your training. Enjoy the journey 🙂
With it being announced just last week that knife attacks are at their highest in London. It has become even more important to learn self defence.
It can be easy to think something may never happen to us personally, yet isn’t it far more important to feel prepared in what ever situation may occur and more importantly to do your best to be able to prevent any situation from happening at all.
By helping yourself in this area you are also helping those around you that you care for by making sure you are aware of these things and what you can do to help yourself get out of it and by doing so encouraging others to help themselves too.
This is most important for those of us with children as they can be the most vulnerable and will follow our example in what action we take to prevent such situations.
For the above reasons I have an upcoming self defence course for ladies only (this time:). The course will start at the end of the month. If you are interested in learning these life saving skills, please get in touch.
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Don’t hesitate to reach out for more information and to start learning the important skill of self-defence.