With summer in full swing and the beach calling, some of you might need to get a few kilos switched from the stomach to the biceps. The basic rules are to keep active and eat well. If you are interested in getting an eating or training plan give me call or join the offseason training session.
For those lazy afternoons watching the cricket and downing a few ales, the Nose is suggesting swapping over to some of the low carb beers, in the weeks ahead the Nose will be comparing a few to give you a comparison of what is out there on the market, especially once I have a leave pass to go out a test a few.
The Nose has been asked a few questions of late and will be using this regular article to answer these.
Will doing a thousand sit ups get me a six pack?
On their own, doing a thousand sit up or crunches is not going to give you a six pack. It comes down to proper diet and exercise. You can do as many sit ups as you like but if your diet is ordinary it is not going to allow you to strip off those extra kilograms.
Also doing a thousand sit ups is probably going to mean that you are not going to be able to move for a week, if you are starting out it is better to take it progressively.
How do you get the motivation to start training after season end?
For some of us training comes easily (especially if you are a trainer) but for others (like Dangar) you have more chance of winning lotto then going for a run (unless it is after the ice cream truck). It takes about six weeks for an activity to become a habit, so start with little goals and work up from there, start with swapping a car trip with a walk, then change this walk to a run, and before too long it will be your preferred option. Whatever you do, don’t go too hard at the start, this is a surefire way to quickly lose your motivation, train in stages and you will be more likely to stick to it. If you are struggling with motivation join the offseason training sessions.
I’m a Golden Oldie, should I be doing weight training?
Simple answer is yes, weight training has benefits for more veteran players as it does for the younger players.
I have really thin legs, thin enough to wear my sister’s jeans, what do you suggest?
Firstly stop wearing your sister’s jeans. The best option if you are not of front rower build is to work on a comprehensive program of weights and fitness.