Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Fitness and Diet, My thoughts...

So as someone who has tried a fair amount of diets and exercise fads I thought I would check in my 2 cents on some of them.

So for many years I  have been on and off Slimming world, now I really used to enjoy it, but I find after a few months I seem to get board, especially this last time around, there is only so much pasta I can eat. 



Now it is the one I have had  most success on, and I didn't have to do loads of exercise but it did help if I did. Another issue up until a few months ago when Iceland released some frozen meals was everything pretty much had to be cooked from fresh and some nights I just couldn't be bothered.

The main draw back like with most diets is when you try to come off it the weight just starts to pile back on, if you are like me and sometimes have to have a binge weekend it would be scary how much weight I would put on over a couple of days.

Now weight watchers just didn't work for me, I did like the ease of it with all the frozen meals, but they just didn't fill me up, and once your points are gone, they are gone (well that's how it was when I last did it, might be a bit different now) so after a few days that got knocked on the head and I went back to slimming world.

So what am I up to now...

Clean eating is what I have been doing for a few months, there is not weighing or measuring or points, just good food ( all be it a lot of cooking again but its worth it) if I fancy something 9 times out of 10 I will just have it, but that's because I have incorporated some exercise in to my evenings.
I've also stop weighing myself, I go on how I feel now.

Now exercise fads, I have been there and tried them all, P90x, T25, 30 Day this 6 week that, I even seen a 77 day one which struck me a stange number.
I did enjoy some more than others, T25 was probably the best in my eyes but my knee's are not in best shape so I have to cater around them these days.

That's why I gave kettlebells ago ( for anyone interested in the sort of work out I will put the details at the bottom of this post.) 

Now the kettlebell is a super old bit of kit that's been used for years, the great thing about them is most of the exercises are total body exercises so you get full body strength and conditioning with shorter work outs. Now at the end of the day it is just a tool and other exercises and regimes are great but in my opinion you get better results in less time.
The other advantage is you can just type kettlebell in to YouTube and there is hundreds upon hundreds of works out and demonstrations of how to correctly use the KB.

One other item I have added to my exercise equipment collection is a Battle rope, now I haven't really started working out with these yet but I can't wait to and will deffo be doing a post about them soon.

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So what do I do with my Kettlebell, I have looked through quite a few work outs and have picked out the bits I like.

So I just do as many sets of thees reps as I can in 30 mins

KB TWO HAND SWING- As many as I feel like to get me warmed up

KB SINGLE SHOULDER PRESS UP- 10 Each Side

KB SINGLE ARM CURL- 10 Each Side

KB ALT FRONT PRESS- 12
(Alt front is KB in both hands hled upside down by the horn, from chest go straight out in front and back then from chest go up at a 45' angle)

KB OVERHEAD PULL- 20

KB SINGLE ARM SNATCH- 10 Each Side

KB PASS AROUND- 10 Each Way
(Pass the bell around your waist)

KB HALO- 10 Each Way 
(Bell is held by horns upside down and moved around the head in a halo motion)

RUSSIAN TWISTS/ROWING- 10-12 Each Side

Please make sure you have the correct form, and don't start with a to heavy KB I found out the hard way!






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