Saturday, 17 June 2017

Ask the Trainer

We interviewed our Personal Trainers to see how they responded to some quick-fire fitness and nutrition questions. Let's see how they answered when we put them on the spot:

Current training Regime

Monday - Weight training, upper body push/pull movements.
Tuesday - Weight training, leg workout.
Wednesday - Rest.
Thursday - Weight training, upper body push/pull movements.
Friday - Some form of conditioning, e.g. teaching spin/sprints.
Saturday - Weight training, lower body with additional strongman training exercises (atlas stone lifting, farmers walks). Sprints at the end.
Sunday - Rest.
Daily mobility work of 5-10 minutes.
Monday -  Weight-training in the morning (upper body pressing movements) / Stretch in the evening.
Tuesday - Weight-training in the morning (upper body pulling movements) / Climbing in the evening at a local club.
Wednesday - Weight training in the morning (leg workout) / stretch in the evening.
Thursday - Climbing in the morning at a local club / Climbing with the school boys during PE in the afternoon / Weight-training in the evening (upper body pressing movements).
Friday - Plyometrics in the morning (power training) / Stretch in the evening.
Saturday - Climbing at a local club.
Sunday - Rest.
Four weight training sessions a week (push/pull/push/pull), two interval training sessions a week on the treadmill (30 second sprint with 60-90 second recovery x 5-7 sets), 3 mobility sessions a week consisting of 20 minutes.
Golf 1-2 times a week. Several core workouts based around bodyweight training. Regular daily mobility work.
3-4 runs a week of 6-8 miles. One day a week dedicated to mobility with the use of a foam roller and resistance band. One weight training workout a week for lower body, including squats and lunges to support running. One core workout a week.

Best Fat-Loss training technique

Oli: Sprints, or simply increase your walking.
Dan: Weight Training.
Sam: HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) sessions on the treadmill.
Paddy: Circuit training and HIIT Sessions.
Emma: HIIT training or Tabata training (20 seconds hard/10 seconds rest x 8 rounds), using exercises like burpees, squat jumps, jump lunges, etc.

Best Nutritional advice for Fat-loss

Oli: Track your calories on the MyFitness App.
Dan: Consume the majority of your food from unprocessed options.
Sam: Consistently count calories.
Paddy: Learn to cook, so foods can be enjoyed.
Emma: Don't let yourself get hungry.

Favourite form of exercise

Oli: Strongman/odd object training.
Dan: Climbing.
Sam: Weight training.
Paddy: Martial Arts.
Emma: Running.

Best core exercise

Oli: Weighted carries e.g. farmers walks.
Dan: Climbing.
Sam: Plank.
Paddy: Mountain climbers on a fitball.
Emma: Hanging knee raises.

Favourite food

Oli: Anything on the Barby!
Dan: Porridge with sultanas and nuts.
Sam: Pizza.
Paddy:  Italian beef casserole.
Emma: Curry.

Rest and Relaxation techniques

Oli: Walking / Stretching.
Dan: Reading / Music / Walking / Holidays
Sam: Retail therapy and coffee breaks.
Paddy: Long walks / Meditation App called 'Headspace'.
Emma: Reading

Best Gym Quote

Oli: Discipline over motivation.
Dan: There are 168 hours in a week. If you spend 5 hours in the gym, ask yourself "what am I doing with the rest"?
Sam: Exercise is a celebration of what you can do, not a punishment for what you ate.
Paddy: Whether you think you can or you can't, you are usually right.
Emma: In life we are not simply given strength, just opportunities to become strong.