As you proceed with your fitness programme in Brighton and Hove, it is important to keep increasing the overall intensity of your sessions. By continually pushing the body in different ways you will drive it to become stronger, faster, and leaner. The key is to keep the body guessing so you don’t hit a plateau. As soon as the body knows what is coming, the adaptations slow down and even stop. This is why 2 sessions should never be the same!
In terms of planning ahead, each 6 week block of training should have a different emphasis and goal. One way to do this is to mix up the numbers of repetitions and sets per exercise performed. By throwing in a week of higher repetitions, 15-20 for example, you will develop different muscle fibres. This change will boost fat burning.
Another way to quickly increase the intensity of your workout is with non-competing supersets. These are back-to-back exercises which don’t work the same muscles; meaning that while one muscle group is working, the others are resting. Try alternating a pushing exercise with a pulling exercise, or an upper body movement rapidly followed by a lower body movement to really get your heart rate racing. Kettlebells are very useful for transitioning quickly between exercises in this way. As a personal trainer in Brighton and Hove, I find that kettlebells are a versatile tool which can also be used at home and outdoors. I often use them with PT clients for sessions in Hove Park, Preston Park and Hove Park.
In terms of your nutrition, to start an intense training session without thinking about what you put inside your body will put you at an increased risk of injury and illness. Be sure to wait several hours before training after eating a large meal to allow the food to digest and your stomach to settle. Keep your fluid levels topped up and always have a water bottle to hand. Your body will thank you for it!