Is it because you have to? Because you know you should? Maybe you are overweight, or your last check up didn't go quite like it should have? Maybe you are a little OCD...or simply realise you are getting older and are not able to do as much as you could?
Is it not amazing how many people want something but are not willing to expend the effort or make the sacrifices required to achieve their goals? 'I would love a new car; I need to lose 5 kg's; I wish I could be as disciplined as you are' are constant refrains in the orchestra of life but are more often than not an empty chorus without any of the action required to make those dreams come true.
Yes! Especially when engaging in activities you are not used to, muscles ate suddenly working and they will be stiff and sore.
Good pain is not sharp and usually goes away once you have warmed up.
If you are not sure about it, please speak to the coach before the class.
The human body is designed to move and be active. it makes sense then that the body adapts to such activity and the demands placed upon it by getting for example stronger, and or more efficient, depending of course on the particular activity/ies. As a result, in order to keep on improving, it is necessary to gradually increase your chosen stimulus to keep the body adapting. More is therefore better right?
- Comfortable loose fitting clothes
- Comfortable athletic shoes in good condition
- Water bottle
- A notebook to record your workout results
- Weightlifting gloves if you want to keep your hands soft
Please note that specialised shoes or gym wear are not required; you will be working out, not your shoes.
It has been said that 'our choices determine who we are and what we become' and while seldom easy to make the important ones, sometimes what we need to start the process of change is just the knowledge that we can make a choice, realising and understanding that we do have the power to do so.
In short - Most definitely YES!
It is a noticeable difference, that you will with time feel in your energy levels, performance and your recovery.
Eat high quality nutritious meals during the day prior to your workout, but leave a minimum of 1 1/2 hours between your last meal and your training session.
However, if you are training early in the morning, it is better if you do eat a small, balanced meal prior to your workout, e.g. 1 egg, 1/2 apple and some nuts.