What is DOMS?
DOMS stands for Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness.This is the muscle pain that you feel which typically occurs 12-24 hours after exercise.
How do I lose weight?
In order to lose weight, your body has to be in a calorie deficit compared to your current body's maintenance levels. This essentially means eating enough calories but below the required maintenance calorie level to keep you at your current bodyweight.
How do I build strength?
Prioritise heavy compound movements in your training and focus on eating enough calories.
How do I build muscle?
Aim to workout the target muscle 2-3 times a week by applying a heavy enough resistance against the muscle and focus on consuming enough calories.
Who is more suited for Online training?
Online training would be more suited to people who have some form of experience at the gym but would like additional guidance and someone to keep them accountable.
What is the difference between online training and 1-1 personal training?
The way the online training would be set would be identical to 1-1 personal training but without me (the trainer) by your side counting the reps. Correcting/adjusting technique will also be done by video submission and online training.
How often should I train?
This depends on your training goals and the time available to yourself, but minimum 3 times a week is recommended to ensure your body gets a good amount work for the week.
How do I know if I am doing an exercise correctly?
Speak to a professional or watch videos on how to correct/adjust your technique.
My body is always sore, how do I recover faster?
There are a few ways to recover faster, here’s my top 3:
- Prioritise sleep and rest days. Ensure you're getting enough sleep (7-9hours) per night and are giving yourself rest days in order for your body to get the recovery it needs.
- Diet. Consume enough calories (especially protein) to make sure your body is receiving enough nutrients to repair itself.
- Soft tissue work. This is essentially using someone (sports massage) or something (foam roller / Lacrosse ball) to help massage soft tissue such as skin, muscle, fascia, tendons and ligaments to help create more blood flow to specific areas.