Recovery

Avoid Overtraining in the New Year Fitness Rush

The New Year is upon us and inevitably, most of us will have gained a few extra pounds over the festive period. We are on a mission to lose that extra weight, get fit and feel great again! While it’s fantastic to see such high motivation levels in January, this […]

 Fartlek Training: Benefits & Examples

If you’re looking to add variety to your running, break a plateau or improve your overall pace and endurance, fartlek training may just be the answer. Fartlek is a Swedish word meaning “speed play” and it involves alternating periods of high intensity max efforts with lower intensity recovery periods. These […]

Why Do We Warm Up?

A question often raised by the typical CoachPACT client who is short on time is, “Can I skip the warm up”? Unfortunately, the answer is no! You have probably heard that warming up helps prevent injury. I can confirm that it does, along with offering many more benefits to exercise […]

Does sweating make you burn fat?

There is a common misconception in the industry that the more you sweat, the better. Below, remote coach John Barry, discusses a myth that has been doing the rounds; does sweating burn fat? Sweating may be an indication of how intense you are training. Several factors can dictate how much […]

RETURNING TO EXERCISE AFTER CHILDBIRTH

Following the success of CoachPACT.com client Lizzie Lee in the Barcelona Half Marathon I felt inspired to write about returning to exercise after childbirth and the importance of seeking professional advice with regards to post natal exercise. Lizzie who is 37, hit a half marathon PB of 1.13.23 only 8 […]

REST, RECOVERY & WHY BETTER IS BETTER

Most people who train on a regular basis understand the many physical and psychological benefits of working out. We see and feel the positive influence it has on our overall health and well-being. However, what we appreciate to a much lesser extent is the importance and the role that rest […]