February 2015

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    Should You Train When You’re Sore?

    Have you ever enjoyed a day off training, then hit the gym a day later to find getting out of bed or even walking to your car a major physical feat?  Don’t worry, you’re not alone! According to HIF fitness blogger Brian Killian, “This type of feeling is so common, it’s actually got its own label - Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness - or DOMS for short”. So what causes it, how dangerous is it, and more importantly should we stop training when suffering from it?

    Category: Fitness
    How Do You Recover After A Workout?

    Do you load up on carbs, whip up a proteinshake,or perhaps just enjoy a rest? Whatever your routine, you may be interested to know that there’s a key window of opportunity when it comes to muscle recovery. According Susie, “Muscle glycogen restoration is significantly enhanced when a mixture of both carbohydrates and a small amount of protein is consumed within 30 minutes of finishing a session…” In this post, Susie explains the importance of nutrition and hydration (post work-out) and also discusses why waiting for a carb free dinner may not be the best thing to do by your body.

    Category: Nutrition
    SIDS and Kids WA Sunshine Beach Run Training Preparation

    Have you tried beach running? If you’ve answered yes, you’ll know it can be quite a challenge, both physically AND mentally! In fact, our new fitness blogger Matt Fuller says, “This type of running is a far greater challenge than running on a hard surface because of the uneven ground and the fact that there is less traction due to the moving sand particles. On the plus side however, it will provide you with a greater cardiovascular workout (therefore burning more calories) which will help to build greater strength and muscle tone.”
    Category: Fitness
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