Hey guys a pretty raw chat with Tom and Dan with some edited interruptions but some awesome insight into how the boys consider their training programs if they have busy or interrupted weeks and how do they identify over training and how do they recover.
A summary of of some of the questions asked:
Over training, that's the big question that's been asked a bit. When you guys think about over training, what does mean to you?
You have a busy week coming up. How do you prioritise your training schedule?
I miss a day that I'd scheduled in, how do I catch that up, or how do I get the mindset to get back into it?
So my body feels like I've over trained. I've had a big week, I've done multiple sessions and back to backs, bad sleep, all those things. How do I consider that in a recovery session?
I'm interested to know how many times you guys train a week, and then what you put into your weeks for your recovery, but then I'm also interested to your recommendations on our eight week transformation. How many times do you think our guys should be training each week to help get them to their goal?
What do you guys schedule in for your own keeping your training fresh, keeping your lifestyle fresh? What's your deload? What's your recharge?
One of the hamstring exercises we have for you today is a hamstring curl on the exercise ball. If this is Dan's first time, I recommend that he use his hands for a little bit of support. He's gonna lift his hips up, so like a glute bridge, and he's gonna pull his heels into the ball as his hips come up. If we want to get a little bit more stability through the core and the hips, Dan can bring his hands back into the chest, still working hamstrings really well. For your first couple reps, it might look like your hips are a little bit lower. This is still working the same muscles, but we don't have as much tension through the hamstrings. But the first option is the one we're going for.
"Hey, guys. Another one of the core exercises program for you is stir the pot. So, what Dan's going to do is come into a plank on the exercise ball. Nice, tight core. He can spread his feet for a little bit more stability, and he's going to be working on stirring the pot. Okay. So, moving the exercise ball around in a circle. It's got 10 and 10 prescribed for you, so Dan's going to do 10 in one direction, and then he's going to change that direction going the other way."
"We can start to regress this movement by limiting the amount of movement he does. So, he's just moving his elbows back and forth, making sure the whole time he's got that nice, strong core. Other than that, we can start regressing that again to just a plank. Holding it. He's going to add a little bit of instability, so you got more work through your abdominals. Okay. We can make it easier by doing the same movement, just on your knees. We've sort of shortened those levers. He's still working through his core, and the exact same principles apply again."
This afternoon I decided to sit down with Ruby one our nutrition coaches and Lucy our resident nutritionist (author of the 8 Week Transformation Nutrition Guide & 6 Week Challenge meal plans) to spend a few minutes asking some common and not so common question about the program and life's what ifs...???
Listen for the full 10mins or skip ahead to find some information that might help you.
What if my appetite is increasing? 30sec
When should I snack? 1:40min
How can I manage the kids and the meal plan? Can I repeat a meal or two? 4:35min
What if I am picky? Can I mix and match the options in the plans? 6:30min
What if I have a bad day? Like a really bad day... 8min
There are lots of little golden nuggets in between the questions so don't skip too far ahead.
Ever wondered what a coach does when it comes to their own health and fitness?
We ask one of our coaches Ruby how she prepares and plans to have a successful day and what she prioritises when it comes to her body and mind.
This video is one of our series from our 8 Week Transformation.
We hope you find something that inspires or motivates you to make some positive changes in your day/weekly routines.