In it for ‘The Gram’

The reason for this particular blog post, similar to my last is that growing up in this Instagram society, are we doing enough to encourage a positive relationship between our mind and body. More specifically, are we teaching young men and women to embrace health and well-being in the correct way? It’s hard to escape…

The ATP/PC System

The ATP/PC System This is the third energy system, and my personal favourite. It is also know as the ‘Gain’ System. This is the money maker energy system. It is our primary feeder of energy for all the cool stuff, heavy lifting, sprints and explosive movements in sport like a golf swing, or tennis serve.…

The Lactate System

The Lactate System (The Pain System) The Science! Remember ATP from last week? If you cant… it is our fuel. It stands for Adenosine Triphosphate. All the energy systems we speak about work to produce this. This system produces ATP at a fast rate and can produce a lot of ATP. The lactic acid system…

The Aerobic System

The Aerobic Energy System We have three energy systems… Aerobic System (Sustain) Lactic System (Pain) ATP/PC System (Gain) Throughout anything we do, from a 20 minute run to a heavy back squat we will use all three systems. It just depends on the activity to which extent we use each one! Today I will talk…

The Red Zone

This is the final article on the different zones you will hit with your my zone belt. Next week I will take you into a closer look at each energy system mentioned briefly in these blogs. Red Zone The final zone you will hit during a workout is the zone even more infamous RED ZONE.…

The Yellow Zone

The Yellow Zone! This is one of two infamous zones that are so highly sought after during workouts and classes! But what does it mean and what is happening? You will get into the yellow zone once you are into 80% and 89% of your maximum heart rate. It identifies vigorous/high intensity activity. Thats why…

The Blue and Green Zone!

The Blue and Green Zones These are two zones that you won’t be too familiar with as they aren’t given too much attention to unless you feel like you aren’t working “hard enough”.              Typically (obviously depending on the individual) you will see this colour if you are working within…

The Grey Zone

Over the next few weeks, I will be taking you through the MyZone zones, the colours and what they mean. Some of these blogs will be shorter than usual, but what I don’t want to do is delve into too much detail. This is because following this series of blogs I will be doing a…

Are you relaxing correctly?

Are you relaxing correctly? When we are training or at rest, there are two systems at play. We have the Sympathetic Nervous system and the Parasympathetic nervous system. For recovery, we want to activate the Parasympathetic nervous system, however, I don’t think people fully know how to optimise this to get the most out of…

There Is No Perfect Diet

There Is No Perfect Diet. You may have seen, there are now hundreds of diets contesting for the title of “the perfect diet” or “the diet you need to be on to lose weight”, or there are many ‘dietary camps’, each claiming specific benefits and superiority over the other. The range of options can also…