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The Benefits of Guided Relaxation – Fitness and Wellbeing Perth – Scotland All-Strong

The Benefits of Guided Relaxation - Fitness and Wellbeing Perth - Scotland All-Strong You've had a great workout, invigorated your body, enjoyed some endorphins and released some stress - you've challenged yourself to do it and you've won! Focussed breathing and full-body stretching follow, soothing the nervous system and easing the muscles. Then lie comfortably, lavender-scented pillow optional, and let the eyes fall shut. And here begins the guided relaxation - a time to enjoy a complete rest, a short journey into stillness. 'But I don't need that,' some might muse, 'I relax in front of the TV almost every night, or...

Training Principles – Progressive Overload

Training Principles - Progressive Overload The key principle to training, if improvement of any kind is desired, is that of progressive overload. To develop, whether it be in strength, endurance, flexibility or muscle tone, some aspect of training must gradually be advanced in order to overload the body so that it then adapts to cope with the new demand placed on it. Let's say you can consistently complete 3 sets of 20 push-ups with 30 seconds of rest between sets. If you don't change a variable (sets, reps, resistance or rest time), you won't get any better than that because without overload there...