Irish Daily Mail - YOU - - FOOD MEDIC -

My own train­ing tends to be a bit spo­radic. As a busy ju­nior doc­tor, I can’t al­ways pre­dict how my day is go­ing to run. There are weeks when I fit in three or four ses­sions at the gym and weeks when I won’t make it there at all. This is why HIIT is a re­ally im­por­tant part of my train­ing. On a per­fect week, I like to do two ses­sions of my own strength-train­ing pro­gramme, which in­volves lift­ing weights and do­ing com­pound ex­er­cises such as squats and dead lifts, and then do­ing two ad­di­tional HIIT ses­sions, in or out of the gym.

If my train­ing does have to take a back seat for any rea­son I don’t stress about it, but I make sure that I stay on top of my nu­tri­tion. Get­ting in enough pro­tein, the right fats and whole­some car­bo­hy­drates means that I’m do­ing the very best I can to main­tain my phys­i­cal con­di­tion. Tak­ing a few days off and eat­ing well gives my body the op­por­tu­nity to rest and grow un­til I can get back into train­ing.

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