Since 2 June, access to swimming pools, sports halls and gyms everywhere is possible in the green area. Overweight, jowls, overweight..., the reasons are many to take the path of the treadmill. But should this work like before ? Antoine Vayer, pe teacher and former coach of the team Festina, actually, to The Point, the praise of the market.
The Point : Déconfiné, what sport is best ?
Antoine Vayer : It is necessary to go on outdoor activities, it is obvious. What I advocate, it is the walking of low intensity. When we say walking, it can go from 4 to 10 km/h for most athletes. There is nothing better to stretch after a period of confinement, during which we stayed at home. For multiple reasons, moreover, it is known that one is less viruses on the outside as in confined areas. It is less physically demanding than jogging, which obliges us to much sweat. People tend to think that it is because they are sue that you will lose weight. This is completely false. You need to know one thing that most people don't know is that the human body is made to move, climb, but especially not for running. Beyond 70 kilos, which is the lot of many men, it becomes an exercise very strenuous, but walking, it is in our nature.
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Walk yes, but where and how ?
The objective may be to discover a natural environment around your home that you did not know or little. Operate the organization as he had lost the habit to force to stand still, in the apartment, the house or the garden. People have put in the time to go out for a walk or run during the confinement. From there, the maintenance of physical post-containment must pass through the open air. For a week, we can provide 3 sessions of two hours in his schedule. For example, between 17 and 19 hours, to be ready for an hour and a half of walking, not counting the stimulus, but it can also be cycling. We walk or pedal in the evening, before eating, or after a day of work, and we will be much more rested. There is a free app and very handy which allows you to track its progress on a map, Strava, a kind of Instagram of the athlete. Myself I use it for my students. And above all, I insist, put it in his schedule.
The sport after the containment, it is one in which one forgets the notion of performance.
Nothing serves to run, it is better to walk to point...
In my opinion, it is what is best before you resume jogging or cardio. The interest being to walk on foot, in circles that you can discover and not on an athletics track. Lots of people have discovered walks, close to home, in favor of containment. Go for a walk in nature, I think it is excellent. The sport after the containment, it is one in which one forgets the notion of performance. Have a outdoor activity, that is, on the contrary, in the performance against itself. This time, we will try not to be stressed out, of not having a single goal this famous performance. We decide to take this time to leave, after the walk, to take a micro-nap of 20 to 30 mn. This is the time to learn good habits.
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Should we avoid training locations such as gyms ?
Personally, I will not go into the fitness rooms. If there's a place where you can catch something, it is in this kind of confined. I saw that in the United States, opened the meeting and installed the plexiglas plates between each machine exercise. It's a little chicken farming battery. With the crisis, we talked of the world after that, but, if there's a sport of world after, this is the sport of the open air. We also see that the virus is affecting many of the functions associated with the human body such as the heart or the central nervous system. Being outside is part of the training and strengthening of our bodies. I think people who are overweight or suffer from diabetes. With a practical on moderate and low intensity like walking, the train out in nature will reduce necessarily risk of comorbidity. We are made for the outdoors.
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