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Relax Regularly

Thoughts of the week

“Relax Regulalry”

taking a break

What are your days like? Is every day is a busy one, almost too much to do in not enough time? Starting each one full of energy, finishing each one running low?

We find that in order to achieve a lot, you have to do a lot! This requires energy in all forms, and is hard work!

Sometimes no matter how well you plan, other things come up. This can often be frustrating but is also a necessary part of your job and responsibilities, in everyday lift, sport and business

So ask yourself a question and answer honestly…when was the last time you took a break out of your day? I don’t mean going on social media, gossiping with your favourite colleague in the office or chatting up someone you like the look of at the gym, I mean to properly rest, reset and recharge?

“Taking the time to do nothing often brings everything into perspective”

Just one short break of up to 30mins can make the world of difference increasing energy, reducing stress, clearing your mind and making you more productive. These can be in various forms…taking a walk outside by yourself, having a power nap in the car, doing a short but sharp workout at the gym, performing yoga in an empty room, using a headspace app with all other phone notifications off!

Many of of the elite athletes we work with will do at least one, if not, two of these per day! The results speak for themselves and the consistent high performances follow.

Schedule it in your diary and don’t let anyone else still that time away for you, it’s yours and only yours. Factor this in to you schedule next week for at least 4 out of 7 days and see what difference it makes. We’re sure you’ll feel better and less stressed. So going on and relax regularly…

Exercise of the week

Development | Strength | Olympic Lift | Clean | Turnover | Bar speed + weighted bar

Find out more about this program here

Recipe of the week

Grilled white fish with mixed herbs, black pepper, lemon & red chilli served on a bed of garden peas, balsamic red onion & garlic samphire

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  • Lightly drizzle olive oil on fish & season with mixed herbs, black pepper, lemon & red chilli (we used x 4 red chillis but suit to preference) place in foil parcels & bake in oven for 15-20 mins (time varies based on size of fillet).
  • Bring a pan of lightly salted water to the boil & add peas and samphire, boiling for 5 mins. Drain & rest.
  • Finely chop half a red onion & add to hot pan. Fry until it starts to brown, splashing in some balsamic vinegar towards the end.
  • Mix onion into pan of peas & samphire, throw in a small crushed garlic clove & stir.
  • Remove fish for oven, draining any unwanted juices, combine ingredients on plate & serve.

Find out more about our nutrition plans here

Training song of the week

Higher – Hilltop Hoods, James Chatburn

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