It's international Mens Health Week, we’ve been posting daily tips on our Urban Fitness Facebook page to help the fella’s out and give them as much useable information as possible to help them with their quest for optimal health and performance.
Some of the biggies when it comes to improving health (most of this applies to the ladies also) but we’ll keep the spotlight on the boys for today.
1. RECOVERY 2. STRESS 3. NUTRITION 4. TRAINING
We could go on here but let's pinpoint the main limiting factors when it comes to the fella’s achieving optimal health and performance, all very important and in that order let me explain why, in the simplest terms possible (hopefully!)
This is simple really if you don’t recover from your workout properly or fully then the next time you ask your body to perform it will perform a certain % below it's maximum. When you train your body you stress it and in order for it to improve it must be allowed adequate time to adapt to that stress through a process called “Alostasis” this is how we become Bigger, faster, stronger, lean more powerful etc.
Try not too train more than 2 days in a row, and if you do use different methods of training on different days to change the stress on the body Eg. Resistance training, conditioning, gymnastics. On the days you do take off go for a nice walk, do some mobility work the improved circulation will accelerate recovery.
Not gonna spend too much time on this one but to make it nice and simple. the best recovery, training and nutritional protocols will stand for nothing if you're not happy upstairs. Keep stress to an absolute minimum and don’t spend too much time pondering on decisions that aren’t really going to effect your life.
Try meditation I’ve implemented 20 mins a day for the past 3 months and I’ve never looked back. My cognitive function has accelerated and I’ve seen significant improvement in body composition and daily HRV scores (if you don’t know what it is…..Look it up)
Basically happy motherfuckers get results!!
Begin to educate yourselves on nutrition and find what you should be eating and at what specific time (nutrient timing) to suit your specific goals, this is vitally important.
The first is Sigma Nutrition by Danny Lennon an amazing young, modern, exciting and accessible nutritionist who looks after my own personal nutrition and the difference it has made to me personally with body comp and performance is huge, I cannot recommend him enough.
The second is Precision Nutrition a certification I have personally studied and I’m my view have the best blog on the web currently.
Get in touch with Danny Lennon, start to educate yourself and (JERF) just eat real food, if it was picked, pulled or slaughtered get it into you.
This is where we come in and can really help people, stop wasting countless hours in shit gyms using shit programs that don’t work and don’t get results.
Stop using isolation work when you're weak as piss and make yourself strong using the methods that have stood and will continue to stand the test of time. Squats, Deadlifts, Military press, Chins, Bench etc. etc.
Stop skipping leg day you piss taker…..(Thats gonna hurt a few people) man up get shit done!
If this sounds like something you want to do and if you are man enough to put in the hours, hard work, grit and determination it takes to be a powerhouse get in touch with us and never look back…..
If you come to train with us at Urban Fitness Sandycove you're in for an amazing journey!!
Contact Urban Fitness. Start attacking your limiting factors and watch the magic happen.