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Flog- set 11

My weekly FLOG (FRIDAY BLOG, GREAT NAME, RIGHT?) each WEEK I WILL DO A ROUND UP OF SOMETHING I'VE LEARNT, SOMETHING I CAN TEACH YOU AND ONE THING that will improve your performance.

This picture above was taken 1 year ago on Wednesday. I have been at Steel City gym (with all the lads) for that year. It's been great to be part of the set up. I really can not wait to see what 2021 has in store for us all.


Lets get into it.


Something I have learned


I love running. I honestly do. Anything cardio based - running, boxing, football, I love it all.


If you have been following me, you will know I began a body building type program with a coach in September and I'm not on week 13. I've added 13 pounds of weight.


I have to admit though, I'm ready to cut a bit of weight and get back doing some high intensity conditioning.


I love the mental battle, the feeling of being fit, even playing football, I love running for 90 minutes. All of which have been sacrificed.


I went in 100% on my program to see what my body was capable of but I am sure as hell ready to be more 'mobile' again.



did you know...


Carbon Dioxide isn't just a waste gas.


Most people would believe the above to be true. However, Carbon Dioxide plays a much more important role in performance than being exhaled into the world.


In simple terms, Carbon Dioxide enhances the delivery of oxygen around the body. We need it to get more red blood cells and more oxygen to the working muscles.


So don't just think of it as a gas, see it for what it is.


Read below for a continued explanation.


the 1%


Keep with the above, let's take breathing as this weeks 1%.


When breathing we are told you want 'nice deep breaths through the nose and out through the mouth. However, this is not exactly optimal.


By breathing in deep and out the same, we are taking in too much oxygen and releasing too much Carbon Dioxide.


Instead, you want to take slow, soft breaths in through your nose and out the same way. It should be quiet, soft, with minimal movement or noise.


This will build up Co2 saturation and improving your ability to deal with this.


Start by doing 3 minutes post session (which will help with recovery too) and build upon that.


Breathing correctly is key.

Thanks


Well done for reading this far! Hope you enjoyed this week's blog. As always, if you have any questions or want more information, drop me a message. Instagram is probably the best bet.

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