Frequently asked questions
How do I know what weight to use?
If I prescribe 12 reps for an exercise, choose a weight you think you will struggle to get rep 11 and 12 but you will still be able to perform the exercise with correct form. If rep 11 and 12 come easy then increase the weight. If you can’t do 11 and 12 with correct technique drop the weight and focus on moving the weight slower.
What if I don’t know how to perform some of the exercises?
All exercises now come with a video demonstration. This is also why I recommend reading through your plan the day before. If you ask me the day before I am sure I will be able to make it clear what it is you need to do or provide an alternative exercise that would be better suited to you. You can also send me a video of you completing the exercises and I will critique your technique.
When do I do my formal check in?
I will send out check in reminders each week. I advise you to do this on the first morning of your weekend before you eat or drink anything as by this point you will probably have all or most of your workouts complete, and I am hoping you will not have given into weekend temptations yet. A few drinks or a particularly carby or salty meal will cause weight fluctuations which won’t necessarily mean you haven’t made any progress. If you have any plans that will stop you from being able to check in then just let me know and I will get you to do it earlier.
What do I do if I get sick on plan?
If the sickness is from the neck up (head cold for example) then you should still be able to train, just tone back the intensity. If the sickness is from the neck down then I’d advise skipping training. If you can wrap up and get out for a walk instead. Pay extra attention to your diet and don’t let feeling sick lead to comfort eating.
Can I pause my plan?
I would rather you didn’t as consistency is key when it comes to seeing results. But I understand certain circumstances may hinder your training. If it is absolutely unavoidable then we can pause the plan once but anymore than this during a 4 or 8 week plan then you would just be wasting your own time.