Progressive overload is one of the most important components of training. It is also most people's biggest worry when they have to train from home. So, how can you progressively overload with minimal equipment?
Banded crab walks are a great accessory movement to add into your lower body days. They’re especially good for home workouts as they really focus on the abductor muscles that we often rely on machines to work.
Labelled the most important biomechanical joint action to learn, the hip hinge is an extremely important exercise to add to your repertoire. It plays a significant role in keeping your spine safe when lifting and can help decrease your chance of injury.
The banded upright row is a great shoulder exercise to add into your routine. This exercise is great for beginners to strengthen the shoulders, and great for intermediate to advanced athletes as a warm up or burn out.
The resistance band bicep curl is a great way to strengthen your biceps without using a barbell or dumbbells. For that reason this is a great exercise for beginners or anyone with an injury or weak wrists.
Banded pull aparts are a great minimal equipment exercise to help strengthen your upper back. They’re incredibly important and belong in every upper body day routine, whether that be as a warm up, superset with a compound movement or a burnout at the end of your session.
It will make it easier to adhere to and thus make the weight you lose easier to keep off. It can be hard to find a regime that is sustainable to you because of everything society tells us about diet culture, like we need to cut out carbs, or fats, or only a grapefruit.
My fitness journey has been a literal rollercoaster. Three years ago, I couldn’t exercise or look at the nutritional information on food packets without fear of starting the restriction, binge, over exercise cycle again.
Does the price mark-up mean that organic is better for you? Do they have more vitamins or less calories or any added health benefits? And why do so many celebrities, including Britain’s Prince Charles, preach about organic foods?
Your morning oats really can keep you full all day. The key is to combine all the macronutrients (carbohydrates, protein and fats) in the one meal. Carbs, protein and fats all digest at different rates, meaning you’ll have the feeling of being full for way longer.
My name is Charlotte Wilson and I am a writer specialising in fitness and nutrition. I am extremely passionate about both of these things due to personal experiences. I have had a significant weight loss journey which also helped me to build a healthy relationship with food and exercise, which is something I now aim to share through my writing. I want my articles to help others build a healthy relationship with food and exercise and step away from yoyo dieting, diet fads and unsustainable exercise. I am a big believer in eating food to fuel you that you enjoy, but making sure it is still nutritious, and doing exercise that makes you feel good physically and mentally.
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