Saturday, 30 July 2011

Don't be uneducated - Hydrate, Fuel, Warm up

Don't be uneducated - what exactly are we getting at here. Well if you have stumbled upon this article then you are in the place.

TrickyFit rules of training

1. Hydrate yourself. Don't take this lightly.
Your body is made up of around 60-70 percent water and fluid. I can't emphasise enough the importance of going into a workout being adequately hydrated. And it doesn't stop here. Top up your water tank along the way. (If you've been out drinking the night before, you will suffer!!! Alcohol dehydrates your system and you better suck in a heap of good fluid before you even think about moving or your wasting time and causing potential damage to yourself) Whilst coffee is fluid it also makes you pee and should not be your only pre workout fluid if you do choose to have one or two.

2. Fuel:  Carbohydrates, Fat and Protein.
Your body uses these 3 macro nutrients for fuel, recovery and muscle repair. If you train first thing in the morning it is crucial that you throw something into your body for fuel. Half a sushi roll, avocado on toast or a small cup of oats could give you that little bit of petrol that allows your body to function at its peak and get the most out of your workout. It's important to find the right balance for you. Not eating or overloading will make your workout less effective and if your like me it's all about getting the most out of the time you have. So get fuelled for success.

3. Warm up. Dynamically.
It's the five minutes at the start of a workout which allows you to prepare your body to perform, to turn a tired mind into an inspired mind and to really focus on getting what you want from your session. Choose dynamic exercises like lunges, squats, high knee running and skipping to get your heart rate up and focus  on killing your workout right from the get-go.


  1. Thanks for the advice trickyfit! I haven't been properly fueling up for exercises but shall do from now on. Hopefully I'll feel the difference at the end! Cheers trick!


  2. Its an excellent lesson Mingaaaa and you will notice a massive difference in your training results. With good advice and hard work come great results. I am excited about your potential! Keep it up