Why Men Should Train Like Women..Dubai personal training What’s the difference? With the recent popularity of weight training, it means that there is a higher risk, and a higher percentage of men with back injuries/problems compared to women. Unlike men, women’s training is usually geared towards flexibility, mobility and strength, as they opt to practice yoga, compared to men who focus solely on strength with our Dubai personal training team. Men should be getting a balance of weighting training, cardio and stretching in order to maintain good fitness levels, the same as women. What happens? As a result of poor training, this causes muscle imbalance and poor activation, which result in injury. Back injury is a major problem, whether you’re a pro athlete, or an average person, it can leave you unable to train to your full potential for weeks, even months, or reduce your ability to take part in everyday activities. Not only does this harm your body in the short term, but in the long run, your body will become stiffer and you will be unable to take part in simple activities as a result of n0t stretching now. Our Dubai personal training team encounter these sort of problems in clients on a regular basis. What’s the solution? Our Dubai personal training team suggest a strength-based program that incorporates flexibility, mobility and activation. These are key to improving and strengthening your back and the rest of your body, leaving you injury free. Our personal trainers in Dubai can provide 1-1 yoga sessions that combine the best core-strengthening, muscle-toning, stress-reducing, clarity-enhancing yoga postures to help improve your flexibility. This... read more
You can meet your daily protein intake without meat and our Dubai personal trainers can help you with that. Why we need protein We have all been told that protein is an important part of our diet, especially if you’re working out a lot. Protein is used to help repair the muscles after a workout and an adult should be consuming anythingbetween 0.8-1.5 grams of protein per 1kg of their bodyweight. In order to get protein into your diet, you need to incorporate it into a lot of your meals, which isn’t as hard as you think. Our Dubai personal trainers encourage their clients to have a high protein intake. High Protein foods There are many foods that have high protein content, you don’t always have to rely on meat such as chicken and turkey to get your intake, our personal trainers in Dubai other foods such as: . Eggs . Cottage Cheese . Greek yoghurt . Spinach . Tofu . Fish . Beans and pulses . Nuts/butters and seeds Importance of protein All of these foods can be incorporated into each meal of the day, for example, greek yoghurt with fruit for breakfast and spreading nut butter on an apple for a high protein snack. Our Dubai personal trainers have created a cookbook to help inspire you. Proteins are made up of amino acids and 8 out of the 22 amino acids in an adult’s body are ‘essential’, meaning we need to get them from food sources instead of our body. Protein is essential for growth, the production of hormones and brain development, so it is key that... read more
Running is simple, both you and our personal trainers in Dubai know it. One foot in front of the other, repeat. In theory, other than a good pair of shoes, you don’t really need anything else. Yet, things like snazzy headphones, a good playlist and a good app can all help to motivate and improve your running. A running app on your phone can track your stats and help you with goals, with distances, and some even offer training schedules for you to follow. Us? We never go on a run if there’s no proof to show off to friends and complete strangers on Instagram. There are a lot of apps out there, and essentially they all do the same, but which one should you choose? Here are a couple of our personal trainer’s in Dubai favourite running apps… Run Keeper WHAT? It tracks your runs, walks, bike rides and more. Features stats, audio cues, mapping, social sharing, goals, training plans and more. WHY DO WE LOVE IT? Easy to use, extensive stats and can be easily integrated with other apps and services like MyFitnessPal, Fitbit, Jawbone UP and more. Click here to buy this app Map my run WHAT? MapMyRun is a fitness tracking application that enables you to track all of your fitness activities. Record your work out details, including duration, distance, pace, speed, elevation, calories burned, and route travelled on an interactive map. Also tracks nutrition and calories. WHY DO WE LOVE IT? Our personal trainers in Dubai love that you can track routes before or after a run (in case you can’t bring your phone with you) and still upload them to your... read more
THE CURIOUS MYTH OF GLUTEN FREE FOOD. One ICAN personal trainer in Dubai is very aware that gluten-free diets are all the rage at the minute, but do we really understand what we are putting in our bodies when we replace our favourite foods with the gluten-free options? You’ve probably heard about the reported gluten-free diet benefits, or perhaps you’ve eliminated gluten yourself and noticed changes such as better sleep, a flatter tummy, clearer skin, a sharper mind, and more energy. But are the benefits you experience actually due to the absence of gluten? Well, it all depends on how you go gluten-free. Our personal trainer in Dubai suggest ditching refined carbs and pastas and replacing them with whole grains as it is sure to make a difference. Along with adding in more fruit and veg, upping your fibre and nutrient intake, therefore experiencing those benefits. However, if you replace gluten products with their shop bought gluten-free friends, you’re more likely to increase your sugar and fat intake, which results in an increase in calories. Just because there are more options for the gluten-free customer on our shelves, it doesn’t mean we should eat them. When products are formulated specifically to be gluten-free in order to replace an existing product, a lot of times manufacturers may have to substitute chemically enchanted ingredients since they can’t use wheat flour and this is what our personal trainer in Dubai strongly advise against. Some of the main things you lose when you take gluten out of a recipe are texture, chewiness, and taste. An easy way to get those back? Adding fats, and sugars. Meaning these ingredients are present in even higher amounts than in the original item with gluten. Our personal trainer in Dubai have... read more
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