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Importance of RecoveryMona Vale'Growing is done outside of the gym' is a well-known fact that supports the principles of fitness. The hard work you do in the gym whether for muscle gain or fat loss only comes into full effect when your diet, sleep and recovery techniques are fully utilised at home. Furthermore, post training you experience muscle soreness which demonstrates your body's changing and evident need for rest and recovery, without it you will not experience as good of results and will have sustained soreness.
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Managing Your ExpectationsMona ValeGoal setting is the first step of your fitness journey and should be done regularly throughout the entire process, not just at the beginning. It starts with careful consideration of what you want to achieve in a specific time frame and is then linked to an action plan followed by hard work to ensure you get there. It's great to be ambitious and set yourself a challenging goal to achieve but this must be followed up with the hard work, dedication and consistency. There is one important question you need to ask yourself before you set a goal - Is it realistic?
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Can my period affect my progress?Mona ValeWhen it comes to that time of the month, us women struggle with a range of different physical, emotional and behavioural symptoms. These symptoms can affect women for several days to two weeks before their actual period. These symptoms are not uncommon as they are caused by the hormonal changes during the cycle.
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3 Common Nutrition Myths DebunkedMona ValeCutting carbohydrates is one of the most advertised weight loss strategies. Low carb and keto diets have saturated the industry leading to a misconception that carbohydrates make us fat and that we mustn't have them. This couldn't be further from the truth! Carbohydrates are crucial as they are the body's preferred energy source. This means they give us energy to perform to the best of our ability in the gym. The harder we train the fitter and stronger we will become leading to muscle gain and increased metabolism! Not to mention carbohydrates are also vital for brain function and clarity. Consuming excess calories overall will make us gain weight whether this comes from fat, carbohydrates or protein. Carbohydrates aren't the devil! They will actually help you achieve your goals when consumed correctly. Foods Labelled 'Natural', 'Fat Free', 'Lite', Etc
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