POST HOLIDAY DEBLOATING/SHREAD.
Was just going through some old posts and thought I'd do a post on how I lost my holiday bloat and got leaner. So post holiday I was very demotivated and disheartened at my regress in training and physique. It took me a while to get back into training and it took me a few sessions to be able to max out on exercises. So MY ADVICE post holiday is to shift your mindset to 'HOW can I OFFSET this surplus?' to ' HOW can I take ADVANTAGE of this surplus?' 1️⃣ DONT go straight for cardio 🏃the amount of calories burned in a cardio session compared to a resistance training session is negligible so I would argue it a waste of time and energy ( provided resistance training is in line with your training goals) the last 3 weeks I have been training heavy and hard. I have been starting my workouts with 1-2 compound movements with decreased rep range 8-10 and increased load. I usually follow this with a range of superset isolation movements to really burn out the body part I am training 🙌🏼2️⃣ SWEAT- like proper sweat 💦 post holiday my body was hanging on to load of water which made me bloated. This was due to all the carby, sodium rich foods (Pizza 🍕) by sweating you are balancing out your sodium levels and loosing that watery bloat 3️⃣ DRINK WATER- the body is funny with regards to water. Water levels are controlled by negative feedback through a process called osmoregulation. Basically the more water you drink the more water you expel and this essentially flushes your body of excess toxins, sodium etc. -
I hoped this helped, these are my three main tips when I want to debloat and get back on track. If the ONLY thing you take from this post is when you have had a surplus of calories DONT PANIC. Utilise the extra calories and rest that you have had and you'll be back on track in no time 💕