GymGuy Mark’s Gym Tips #1
Series of tips shamelessly knicked from @gymguymark and @westerntennis on Twitter under #marksgymtips
This weeks pearls of wisdom … comments in brackets are mine !
Safe back management is important when lifting weights. First & foremost, ensure correct posture before the exercise even starts. (very true, I lifted a weight the wrong way and boy oh boy did it hurt)
Stretching post workout. Hold for a minimum of 1 minute, pushing deeper into stretch after 30 sec. Called a progressive stretch. (GymGuyMark showed me how to do this, very worthwhile)
Always remember to stretch after working out. More important than stretching before.
To make time for activity… Use your lunch hour. Take a walk or go to a nearby gym if you can. (even I manage this now and again or if i can’t get away at lunchtime I walk home)
Craving chocolate? You could be lacking magnesium. Substitute nuts, seeds, legumes, fruit. ( no comment!!!!!)