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RPE - Rate of Perceived Exertion - Barcelona Bootcamp Tips

RPE – An Alternative To HRmax

The HRmax method measures your heart rate to estimate how hard you’re exercising. There is another method called Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE) which is based quite simply on how hard you think you’re exercising, which, in a number of studies, turns out to correlate fairly well with your actual heart rate. The RPE range

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“Anywhere Is Walking Distance, If You Have The Time”

This is a classic joke by comedian Stephen Wright. It was no joke, however, for Ffyona Campbell who in 1994 became the first woman to actually walk around the world. Campbell covered 32,000 kilometres (20,000 miles) over 11 years, raised £180,000 for charity and wrote three books about her experiences.

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Stop Sugar Cravings - Barcelona Bootcamp

How to Deal with Sugar Cravings

Talk back to the craving by eating a healthy and filling meal. Chill the craving by taking a hot shower or bath. Drown the craving by drinking water. Chase the craving away by going for a walk or run outside. P.S. Get a good night’s sleep and let your hormones re-balance your blood sugar. Be

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Problem Solving Sleep - Barcelona Bootcamp

Great Tip for Problem Solving – Give up and go to bed.

Humans are problem solvers. From trying to find a way to present a new idea at work to how to approach new social situations, we’re constantly finding new ways to make our lives just a little better. Yet, often we just get stuck. A good trick is a slight modification of the age-old “let’s sleep

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PERSONAL TRAINER EVALUATION CHECKLIST - Barcelona Bootcamp

Personal Trainer Evaluation Checklist

Working with a personal trainer is a bit like dating – after a few times, you have enough to decide if this is someone you want to spend more time with or not. Here are a few questions you should be asking yourself. Did they ask about your goals? Did they push you hard enough

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Heartrate Intensity - Barcelona Bootcamp

Base the Intensity of Your Workout on Your Heartrate

One way to maximise the efficiency of your workout is by keeping to the optimal heart rate. The goal is to keep stay at 60 – 85% of your maximum heart rate (HRmax). Your HRmax is 220 beats per minute minus your age. If you are 30 years old, your maximum heart rate is 190

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Keep a Healthy Bodyweight for Life

Keep a Healthy Bodyweight for Life

The mantra has been the same forever: eat well, move more, like yourself better. Say it over and over, do it over and over and you’ll notice a change for the better that will last. Bad habits die hard, but good habits die harder and once you see the new you, you’ll be friends for

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JK Rowling - Inspirational People

From Rags to Riches to Rowling

Divorced, unemployed with a child to take care of, J.K. Rowling felt her life was a complete failure. She started to write in local cafes because the walk was the best way to make her baby fall asleep. In 1995, Rowling finished her manuscript for “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” which was typed on

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The Return of the Super Foods – Tomatoes and Olive Oil

The Return of the Super Foods – Tomatoes and Olive Oil

Tomatoes and olive oil are always front row centre when you cook Italian, Spanish or Greek. Together with herbs, garlic and onions, they can make a Saturday dinner a celebration. But the two together are also an excellent source of vitamins, healthy fat and a complex nutritional chemistry that continues to impress modern nutritionists. Tomatoes

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Jack_LaLanne - The Godfather of Fitness

Jack Lalanne – The Godfather of Fitness

When body builder Jack Lalane opened his first health club in Oakland, California in 1936, he was called a “nut”. His combination of nutritional advice, weight training, and calisthenics were unheard of at the time. But, soon he had a national exercise program on TV that ran a full 34 years turning him into a

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Inspirational People - Barcelona Bootcamp

The Unbearable Lightness of Change

There’s an old story about a caterpillar. When she transformed into a butterfly, the other caterpillars spoke not of her beauty, her grace, her colours, her remarkable personal transformation. They spoke of her weirdness. She was so different, so strange, so unlike them – they wanted her to change back. The butterfly was surprised and

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