Lots of you send me emails and messages asking about what I do to maintain my body. Well now that I am back to focussing on my health and fitness again while I enjoy summer down under I’ll be working hard to get back in to shape.
I’m not a trainer which is why I am reluctant to hand out workout advice but I can share my progress and what works for me. Since I haven’t been to the gym in a while diving straight back in to weight training would be a quick way to get an injury and I tend to have problems with my shoulders that go back to my swimming and water polo days so I don’t want to push too hard too soon.
As prep for getting back in to training again I have been doing body weight only exercises like push-ups and squats. I have also been doing some very light dumbbell work.
The reason for starting like this is to slowly rebuild some of my strength and switch the muscles back on.
It’s during these first two weeks that I have to be patient and take things slowly, paying attention to recovery time is super important.
I’m not big on supplements but I do tend to up my protein and carb intake when I am training. I find that my appetite increases a lot and one of the most important things you can do while training is eat. Engines can’t run without fuel.
So as I make progress I’ll share as much as I can with you but as always if you’re serious about improving your fitness and physique then speak to a qualified trainer.
So far my preparation with rest on alternate days has included