“The most rewarding part of my job is definitely helping people on their fitness journey,” says Nike Master Trainer Kirsty Godso. “I love watching people progress with their fitness!” With the countdown to N+TC Tour Sydney officially on we asked Kirsty to answer some of your trickiest exercise and food questions! Here’s the fitness and diet advice she dished out!
I like to have a protein shake post-workout to replenish my muscles. So I suggest having a protein shake first and then half an hour later eat some good quality protein such as chicken, fish or eggs.
My absolute favourite Nike+ Training Club workout is Get Lean Advanced total body sculpting! It is really challenging!
Weight training shouldn’t make your arms bigger if it is done in the right number of repetitions. Bodyweight exercises and correct use of weights will help to tone the muscles in your arms and make you a lot stronger. My favourite exercise to give really great definition to the arms and back are pull-ups!
The key thing here is to not go in too hot! Try and ease yourself back into your running and gradually increase the durations. Start with a couple of shorter runs a week then take it up to three runs and then increase the duration. The worst thing you can do is try and do too much at the start!
You need to ease into the core work and be careful with the muscles. Try leg lowers, where you take your knees above the hips and lower your legs at a 90 degree angle taking your toes towards the floor. This is great way to work on strengthening your lower abdominals!
Try and bring some interval and weight training into your schedule! This will help improve your leg strength and cardiovascular endurance.
I love a good green juice or smoothie in the morning! Mine usually contains spinach, kale, coconut and almond milk.
Try and look at how many processed foods are in your diet. Changing your eating makes such a big difference! Try and eat foods that are close to their natural source as possible. Think good proteins and good fats such as avocados and nuts etc.
Thank you! Actually, full body exercises such as pull-ups and front weight squats are much better for working your abs than targeted ab exercises!
Try and make time around your uni schedule by using training to break your day up. It will help keep your mind fresh too!
Pigeon pose is a great hip release!