By Ian Scarrott (TriClub Head Coach)
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In the blog post below we provide 3 MINI XMAS TIPS & give you a brief overview of 3 APPS to take your exercise to the next level:
1. EAT – To maintain optimum performance we need calories, it’s a simple equation of
>>> calories in - calories out (i.e. what the body uses normally day-to-day to function + any exercise undertaken which includes walks to the pub). Over Christmas don't worry too much about this, we all over indulge. Our advice is to relax, enjoy what you eat, it's unlikely in the space of a few days you are going to destroy your training. Equally on that note…
2. DRINK (Responsibly) – includes water, see the last article here regarding hydration. https://www.triclub.co.uk/blog/top-3-nutrition-tips-for-your-next-10k ... also we don't want you stumbling over and getting injured! We know from personal experience that injuries are not fun. We want you to be fit, healthy and ready to take on your 2019 goals!
3. PRESENTS (use them well especially the FREE apps below) - Send us photos of you testing out your new gadgets – we love to see you guys enjoying yourselves and we will feature the best photos on our social media feeds via @triclubuk! That aside...here are the FREE APPS you may want to consider:
a. Training Peaks – You can link this with garmin and a number of other devices to establish training zones, miles and time covered, as well as recording stats like power and average heart rate. An excellent app to track your training towards your goals https://www.trainingpeaks.com/
b. Strava – effectively the Facebook of the exercise world. This software is available to live record all exercise. It will allow you to see distance covered on things like bike rides and runs. You can also join Strava Groups to link with and compete against other people! To join our Strava group please click here: https://www.strava.com/clubs/triclubuk
c. MyFitnessPal – looking to change your way of eating, lose some holiday weight, or make sure you are getting enough calories on board post-Christmas? MyFitnessPal is an app where you can record literally everything you are eating to make this happen. It's even better when linked up with Training Peaks via a tailored personal training and coaching plan. https://www.myfitnesspal.com/
SPECIAL OFFERS BOXING DAY TO NEW YEARS EVE:
We are on a break until the day after Boxing Day. Keep an eye as coaching deals will be available for you – these will be available until New Year’s Eve. We have three exciting deals coming out!
As a Christmas present we would love for you to have access to free content throughout the year coming out every Friday, every week without fail! Can you like our FB Page https://www.facebook.com/triclubuk/ and Instagram/Twitter feeds: @triclubuk to ensure you stay up-to-date with deals, clubs and camps coming up.
Merry Christmas & God bless,
TriClub Head Coach