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Dan Trainer

“I have always been a regular gym-goer, middle-distance runner and part-time crossfitter, so when the world went into lockdown, I’ll admit, I was a little anxious about getting my daily exercise in! (A very little worry in the circumstances, I know). I had used HIIT as a workout method before- following The Body Coach on YouTube and completing Insanity as a teenager, but never used it as my sole method of working out. 

When lockdown kicked in, I decided that I was going to leave this time in a better place than going in, in more ways than one but we will focus on the physical for now. So I signed up to a 30-day nutritional plan and decided to run a daily-workout programme for myself and my friends (it’s always good to have accountability). I have a good Sports Performance background but this allowed my creative juices to really flow. I used AMRAP’s, EMOM’s, RFT’s and challenge days to really push myself and those around me. I combined specific muscle group days to full body days to keep the body guessing and the mind interested. I loved it! And the results really showed! 

What I learned from this is to keep the training interesting. If you are excited by the training and doing something different everyday, not only will you be able to train at a higher intensity but you are much more likely to be consistent! And consistency is King in most things in life.”

 

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Dani Clamp

“At secondary school P.E. was my favourite lesson, even by the age of 14 when 80% of the other girls were getting out of it every week claiming they had “period pains” I still loved it (this was also when I realised I got on a lot better with guys)! I started playing club netball at the age of 10 and continued until I went to University at 19.

Despite studying a completely non-related subject, I threw myself into everything sport related. In my second year I took on an organisational committee role in the netball club, in my third year I was Captain, then during my Masters I continued as captain and also got elected as the University sports Chairwoman.

When I finished my Masters degree I moved back in with my parents and that’s when I hit a low point. I have always been a very positive yet realistic individual, however being stuck in a house on my own applying for jobs all day (and getting rejected from most) got to me; both mentally and physically. I was boredom eating so much and couldn’t afford to join a gym being unemployed. I began noticing some fat gain and having not played netball for 6 months I was missing it; so decided to join a new club. I began playing for the team and it was the only thing I looked forward to each week. 4 weeks in, I fell on my ankle during a game and tore my anterior ankle ligament. Complete tear. This was in October 2019.

It is now April 2020 and I have only just managed a 5km run in less than 32 minutes. My mental health plummeted, which I didn’t really tell anybody about. I was feeling down every day, I was irritable constantly and snapping at my family for the tiniest things. Luckily, a good friend of mine is very knowledgeable in the world of strength and conditioning and rehab and began helping me on my road to recovery.  The more my ankle recovered and the more active I got, the happier I became. The happier I became, the more my life seemed like it was falling into place, with both work and relationships.”

 

Thank you from the Humans of HIIT community for sharing your story!