Wandsworth Common outdoor group personal training could be the answer for you. When you are thinking of joining an outdoor personal training group like the one run by PeakXVfitness on Wandsworth Common you need to ask yourself two questions. Do these guys know their stuff about exercise and nutrition?
There is no doubt that exercise can help you lose weight and that not doing any exercise can contribute to you being fat. But there are many types of exercise – yoga, Pilates, bootcamps, running, lifting weights or simply walking the dog – and you need to find what is right for you.
From an evolutionary perspective we are designed to be highly active, not designed to sit at desks all day and drive or take the bus everywhere we go. We can get a good idea of how much activity we need to get each day by looking at isolated indigenous communities that still live a very basic lifestyle. It is estimated that these communities may “exercise” in terms of hunt, gather, clean, build shelter, play etc… up to 5 hours a day which seems quite a lot and certainly a lot more than modern Westernised humans get – but just think they get 19 hours a day to sleep, eat, relax and have fun. Wouldn’t that be great?
Most people think that “cardio” be it running, or using the rower or the cross trainer in the gym is the best way to lose weight, and there is no doubt that doing some cardio can help. But a better approach is to use interval training. This is where you do intervals of high intensity for say 30-60 seconds, followed by an interval of low intensity of say 1 to 2 minutes. The high intensity could but running as hard as you can or doing walking lunges or kettlebell swings, the low intensity would be active rest such as walking or jogging. You could do interval for up to 20 minutes for a good workout.
What you also need to remember is that you need to build muscle as well and this involves doing some resistance training. As with cardio, resistance training comes in different forms, be it using your body weight, using a TRX or a Swiss ball, kettle bells, dumbbells or resistance machines. I think that all of these things can be used for effective weight loss and they will certainly add variety to your exercise regimen, but the true secret to success is to change things often to prevent your body from adapting. This might take the form of using the TRX or a Swiss ball for a month, then do Pilates or boxing for a month then doing some weight training – just keep changing things up.
The other secret to success, and this holds true for success in any other industry or in life, is that you need to work hard at what you are doing. If you go to the gym and sit on one of the bikes watching the TV or reading a book you are not working hard enough to get results. If this is you then you need a personal trainer or to join an outdoor personal training group such as the one run by PeakXVfitness on Wandsworth Common.
Low glycemic load diet
This involves consuming healthy protein (such as meat, fish, seafood, poultry and eggs) and fats (such as nuts, seeds, olive oil, avocados, oily fish and coconut oil) with low glycemic load fruits, vegetables, grain and legumes. The glycemic load is a system of classifying carbohydrate containing foods by how quickly the carbohydrate is released into the blood stream. The GL system scores foods as low GL that are less than 10, moderate GL that are 11-20 and high GL as anything over 20.
It is beyond the scope of this article to outline the GL of all carbohydrate containing foods, but a general rule is that thin skinned fruits such as berries, apples, pears and plums and green leafy vegetables are all low GL. Things like potatoes, bread and whole grains are moderate GL and all processed foods such as sugar, sweats, chocolates and white grains are high GL. This may be a bit of an over simplification but you will certainly start losing weight if you eat mainly low GL food, a little moderate GL food and no high GL foods.
In order to lose weight in a healthy and controlled way you need to seek the help of a professional nutritional therapist. When you join PeakXVfitness outdoor group personal training on Wandsworth common you will be provided with a low GL nutritional manual designed by an expert nutritional therapist to compliment you new exercise regimen.
So with a good low GL nutrition plan and exercising 2-3 times a week such as with Wandsworth Common outdoor group personal you will start to see pleasing and sustained weight loss.