Terminology

Breaking it down, so you can get on with your workout!


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Terminology

 Active rest: A slower, less intense movement or exercise that allows you to catch your breath in between higher intensity activities. You can also do an entire Active rest day, this is where you might do Yoga/Stretching or simply low intensity cardio on a day that you don’t follow a home workout or go to the gym.

Calories: A calorie is the amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of one gram of water by one degree Celsius. Calories in food provide energy in the form of heat so that our bodies can function. Our bodies store and burn calories as fuel.

Cardio: Cardiovascular activity that raises the heart rate. It depends on fitness level and fitness goal as to how intense an exercise will feel and needs to be.

Fitness level: Completely individual, your fitness level is measured by how quickly you recover, not whether you get breathless or not. As you get fitter we push your exercise up in intensity or your rest lower in time, so you will never not be breathless if the workout calls for it.

Hip width apart: In line with your hips. When you look down at your feet, they should be directly underneath your hips.

Reps: One movement of an exercise. Repetitions are the number of times you should repeat a movement in one set.

Sets: A group of repetitions of any one exercise.

Volume: This refers to the number of repetitions and sets in a workout.

Intensity: The amount of work needed to complete a movement. The more intense an exercise or workout, the more rest you will need in your rest period. 

Rest: A chance to catch a breather, or a day of no intense exercise. A very important part to assist you in reaching your goals. 
 

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Equipment Needed

Backpack filled with some books (pop a towel into the part that goes against your back to help cushion it. Also make sure the straps are nice and tight, with the bag tight to your back at all times.

A chair, a sturdy chair that wont swivel and can take your full body weight. Alternatively, a set of stairs works magic too.

Water bottles filled, try and get ones that have a slimmer middle to allow your hands to fit around them. You can also fill them with sand to increase the weight.

Something heavy that you can hold in your hand, a filled cabin bag works great for this. 

If you would like to invest in some weights:

 A set of dumbells

A kettlebell

Some bands

Mat