Women’s Fitness
with KYLIE JACKES
Personal Trainer
Lifestyle Fitness, Erskineville

For the past two weeks Claire has unfortunately been out of training due to injury and illness. On a positive note we are getting back into it this week, knee brace on and sciatica treated.

While Claire is limited to the exercises she can do, we will do our best to burn as many calories as possible in a half-hour smash!

Suffering an injury doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t work out or should give up your healthy eating plan.

I would recommend getting your injury professionally diagnosed and treated. I would not advise self-diagnosis. There is a lot of great information on the internet but it’s not always accurate so it is best to seek professional advice.

Claire’s injuries are affecting her lower body so we will be focusing on an upper body burn using a combination of boxing and upper body weights and resistance training.

Resistance training has many benefits. Lifting weights builds lean muscle. Lean muscle is a fat-burning furnace. Did you know the only tissue in the body that burns fat is muscle? It makes sense to include resistance training in your weekly workout.

Boxing is a high intensity full-body workout, increasing your strength and giving you a complete cardiovascular workout.

Boxing does not cause muscle bulk (hypertrophy). It tones and defines muscles because you are constantly moving doing high repetitions using large muscle groups which also means great fat- burning.

In Claire’s situation it will not put any excessive pressure on her lower body and that is exactly what we are after.

Boxing is an effective way to release stress and endorphins, putting you in a happy state of mind — very important if you are feeling the lows of being injured.

There really are no excuses! You don’t need to do it alone.

Don’t let injury get you down.

info: Visit www.lifestylefitness.com.au

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