Training is where the magic happens!

At FEAT we believe that training is where the magic happens! Without amazing TRAINING sessions, our community does not exist. It is something that us trainers love to geek out on together so that when you turn up and have questions about the programming, we are able to provide actual answers. Obviously, with the COVID-19 changes, our programming has had to take a new shape. So, I thought I would take the opportunity to share how we are structuring your FEAT From Home training and why!

Unfortunately, much of what passes for fitness knowledge these days is actually marketing or confined to the controlled conditions of a lab with no regard for biochemical or temperamental individuality. The Insta-age has become obsessed with doing the most intense things, running regular crazy events or seeing sport-specific events like world record attempts (I'm thinking events like the sub 2hr marathon or Free Solo).

But some of the questions we've been asking are, is this really what training is or is this just the sexy stuff that sells on Youtube, Instagram and ESPN and all the other channels? Why do we have this thing called 'training'? What is it that you are actually training for at FEAT?

There is no question in my mind that greater fitness leads to more opportunity (this holds true for knowledge as well). At FEAT we look at wellness as a mindful pursuit, and at its most simple level is the sum of your daily choices and daily practices. Progress is entirely personal and the spirit of your wellness or training does not lie in an outcome, rather is a manifestation of the current, temporary, state of your whole self - fall in love with the process.

So we believe that training is the most important vehicle for preparation for life; it prepares both your body and your mind.

Resistance Training - This is where we will be using so external resistance (weights, tharabands etc) to help create the workout. It will be broken into 2 different types of sessions:

  • A Metcon (Metabolic Conditioning) - where we will be using a mix of resistance training and bodyweight work to get through interval and circuit style sessions.
  • Strength - a strength-based session is always focusing on how long the targeted muscle group will stay under tension for. In true FEAT style, this will include a huge variety of loading and will not be one style, but guarantee you'll walk away feeling stronger for it!

Pilates - Pilates is essential for individuals of all fitness levels as it focuses on the correct activation of local stabilizing muscles including our deep core muscles and glutes, making it effective for injury prevention. Exercises are completed in a controlled, precise manner to ensure good technique, effectively retraining motor patterns. One of the best aspects of Pilates is that it is adaptable and can be made appropriate for a range of fitness levels from the beginner to the elite athlete. Finally, Pilates is a form of exercise where you should feel like you’ve worked each part of your body but still leave feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and ready for the rest of the day.

Movement and Mobility - This is a form of strength and movement where there is much more focus on joint ranges and being strong through the entirety of a joint range. These sessions set our base up, they are what ensure that we find the points of the body that are not working fully and slow movement down to make sure we are not missing anything. A great work out where we let our creativity flow through our movements!

Strength Endurance - Strength endurance training is about sustaining power & force over longer periods of time. To put it simply, we are not testing maximal strength, so as we add more volume we go further down towards the endurance zone, yet not letting it become aerobic training. Think load, reps and fun!

Boxing - A high cardio hit out, we have made shadow boxing fun! An incredibly fun sweat out made even more fun with the fluro Friday feels!!

Circuit Training - Our Saturday Circuits is a standard circuit. We alternate between several exercises, working a variety of muscle groups at the same time and limiting the rest periods. Obviously being a Saturday session we always finish with a coffee club at the end!

Photo from FEAT From Home this week