Has the Olympics Left a Legacy on Your Lifestyle?

Who can say that during the 16 days of sport they haven’t drank and eaten a little more and exercised a little less?

Fans watch the big screen in the Olympic Park

It’s ironic that an event that showcases the absolute peak of physical and mental preparation has resulted in the nation using it as an excuse to indulge in the party atmosphere. Those barbecues, street parties and skipping the gym to watch Team GB bring home medals in cycling, rowing and athletics have all taken their toll…

A festival of sport on our doorstep should have inspired us to get out and emulate the athletes but it seems that it may have had the opposite effect.

Luckily help is at hand to give you that much needed boost with our fabulous weight loss programme. The programme has been specially designed by our expert team of nutritionists, dietary therapists and chefs to ensure that your diet is carefully balanced to help you take the necessary steps towards your new trim physique.

To complement our programme, PT to the starts, Matt Roberts, has developed a series of fitness tips for those following the plan to help you address your fitness troubles. The balance of healthy eating and Matt’s fitness advice provides the ideal combination to get you back-on-track post Olympics:

1. Go Barefoot…

Wearing no shoes or buying a minimal shoe can have a massive effect on your training. Whilst it is not necessarily for everyone or those who run long distances, being barefoot allows the foot and ankle to work unimpaired so through exercises like walking lunges or low level running they naturally develop strength and stability in those areas.

2. Intensity Ahead of Volume…

The more efficient the training the better the results; the greater the intensity of the training the fitter the person will become along with their ability to do more. By mixing periods of high intensive work with short periods at a slower pace, known as interval training, people’s training becomes more efficient and so they become fitter. It can be the kick-start many of us need.

3. Turn the Session Upside Down…

There are times when someone’s training can get stuck in a rut. Turning the programme on its head can normally give a different emphasis and reinvigorate the individual. For example, if stretching frequently finishes a training session, why not think about moving it to the start and incorporate more flexibility work into the schedule? If abdominal work ends the session, why not place it at the start and activate your core muscles earlier ready for the hour ahead.

Matt concludes: “With all of these methods you can revolutionise your workout. These ideas should give your workout a much needed kick with enough subtle variation to mix things up and keep you interested.”

Get yourself back-on-track with The Pure Package.