You may feel slightly daunted at the thought of getting back to training in the gym.
Do not fear.
You would have not undone all of your hard progress. You may feel de-conditioned, especially when tearing up calories on the Assault Bike but there is sufficient evidence to suggest that it will not take as long as you might expect to return to your ‘before lockdown state’.
Many people have found resources to keep up activity levels. Free weights, resistance bands and making the most out of the outdoors. This would have provided a good foundation to maintain strength, mobility and flexibility, as well as good exposure to cardiovascular fitness.
It may not be quite so obvious that even though you may feel as physically fit and strong prior to gym closures, your body will not be in its ready state to jump straight back into maximal loads. Our programme will be specifically designed to ensure that you are exposed to sustainable training that will help our clients get the most out of their sessions.
We are looking to build a strong foundation to make influential adaptations to make progress. It is advised and regularly used in our programming that you incorporate compound movements. Squats, deadlifts, overhead press, bent over row are a few to focus upon as they accommodate building strength in multiple areas of the body.
Remember that you might experience a higher level of DOMS for longer periods initially when started back. Make sure you include recovery strategies and keep up with dedicated mobility slots in your training week. This will keep the body in a positive, sustainable state, ready to train again.