Let's see how easy it is to train in this bad boy @iwalkfree, once the surgeon gives the all clear in 2 weeks👍🏻 I have an ATR series being recorded for the next few months to help others who rupture their achilles and want some science and steps ahead, during and post surgery. A full review and un-boxing of this product was included. There is an interesting link to ATR and our genetics... GDF-5 is a gene which features on our injury risk marker and is the real heavy weight of that section of reporting. It encodes for a protein called Growth Differentiation Factor-5. A SNP contained within this gene is associated with an increased injury risk, especially with regards to tendons, ligaments, and bone.
In fact one study which looked at this was published in 2010 (links attached below). Researchers got a group of people who were suffering from an achilles tendon injury, and a group who weren’t. What they found was that, within a group of the people with an achilles tendon injury, the TT genotype of GDF-5 was significantly “over-represented”, meaning that it was more common than both the CC and CT genotypes. (I am CT). Further analysis from this paper lead the researchers to conclude that those people with the TT genotype of GDF-5 were about twice as likely to develop Achilles tendinopathy than C allele carriers. It is based on research like this, and similar papers, that we report that the T allele of GDF-5 is associated with an increased tendon and ligament injury.
knowing I have the CT version of GDF-5, means I can leverage eccentric slow loading of the tendon, compared with traditional light/medium loads in my recovery. Once you know your blue print, you can apply it to all facets of your health and fitness outcomes, especially when your in rehabilitation. What is your GDF-5 polymorphism?https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/20360039/ #fitness#nutrition#muscle#fitnessaddict#aesthetics#postworkout#instadaily#instafit#follow#motivation#workout#healthandfitness#gymgains#igfitfam#igfit#bodybuilding#eatwell#healthyliving#gymlife#crossfit#exercise#fitnessmodel#gym#personaldevelopment#personaltrainer#dna#mydnacoach#podcast
Muscle's aren't build in a day.
It takes time, consistency, dedication and developing a strong mindset.
You have to learn to love yourself whatever stage your at. -
These photos might not look too different but on the left I was around 43-44kg on the right in 56kg.
It's all about progress, Not perfection.
What's for dinner?
Beetroot - full of nitrates, among many other nutrients 💪🏽
Tuna - high in omega 3 fatty acids 👌🏽
Peas- High in Vitamin K 👌🏽 and loads of other minerals, iron, calcium, zinc to name a few.
Cauliflower- part of the cruciferous vegetable family which helps with detoxification pathways.
Carrot-rich in beta carotine - Vit A
Extra virgin oil - full of monounsaturated fats
And a sprinkle of Greek feta 👌🏽
We were laughing because there was sun...on the west coast of Scotland... 😂🙌🏽☀️💛
The grey clouds are rolling in though..but don't worry we made the most of it!
Tan lines will be coming for you all tomorrow👌🏽😉 #wheninscotland
Today's workout! ☀️💛
A1 - 1 1/4 DB Deadlifts
A2 - Banded Squat jumps
A3 - DB Curtsy lunges
A4 - Broad Lunges with a pulse ( I dropped the DB's on the third set 😂) A5 - Band Pull a parts
A6 - Banded seated row
And finished off with
Glute lifts and standing side abductors. 💪🏽
I am only able to do home workout at the moment, I miss lifting heavy weights but I love getting a burn from a high intensity home session.
Having no gym is no excuse, you just have to be a little more creative 🙂❤️