TRAINING TO BE HOLISTIC
Take an honest look at your lifestyle and see what areas need to be improved. Work towards enabling better sleep, better nutrition, better training, better thoughts and more control with your social network. “Work one area at a time and embrace the process, take your time and avoid rushing - the most sustainable changes are the ones completed in baby steps”, Matthew recommends warmly. The next step is to strengthen the muscles we use in everyday life, i.e. the muscles that stabilise the spine, the shoulders and the hips. A strong physical foundation is also critical for success in regular training. Matthew recommends ‘functional training’ and tools such as gym balls, rubber bands, mats and balance tools. The exercises are similar to everyday movements (replicating natural movements patterns such as pushing, pulling, squatting, lunging, lifting and rotating) with the number of repetitions, resistance or weight being adapted to strengthen the body so that it functions as well as possible for the stresses the individual is exposed to in everyday life.