Make this year the time to train your weaknesses. If I have a motto it is 'every year I want to be fitter'.
Now that is a hard challenge, to improve fitness as you get older! As we get older 40+ we have a tendency to lose muscle mas and gain fat. So this is not just about hitting the gym or running more.
I have holistic look at how we should be doing this. We might not be able to do a 'personal best' every year. We may have to start looking at some of the tight muscles that are due to years of endurance training. So a sidewards step. Getting a monthly sports massage to work on the tight gluts and lower back muscles. With this type of attitude we are improving every year, our knowledge improves, so we are happy to take recovery time seriously.
Part of the bigger picture is what we are eating, NUTRITION is more important than calories. Plus portion control for the less demanding days. When a product says 'low fat' or zero calories you can be sure that the nutritional content is also very low. The balance of nutrient dense foods that give us micro¯o nutrients is more valuable for your health. For more information on ratios carbs/fats/proteins please contact me for a consultation.
Make ourselves stronger, faster and fitter also means changing our routine giving our body new actions that activate nerves in dormant muscle fibres. On these colder days we can make use of shorter more intense training that will also help older athletes maintain their muscle mas.
Please book a consultation and get complete details on any of these topic for you and your training plan.