Having strong calf muscles is important as they are responsible for keeping both your knees and ankles strong as the muscles begin around the knee join and end at the ankles. They are a ‘deceleration’ muscle for your body so when you are running or jumping, it is your calves that take most of the weight at the bottom. They can take up to 10-12 times your body weight when you land and they support your knee joint and help keep it strong.
It is important to eat something before your workout. You will have a better training session and will avoid any dizziness or nausea from training on an empty stomach. Your body needs fuel, so try eating a healthy pre-workout snack and you will notice the difference. Continue reading →
Commonly known as your glutes, the gluteus maximus is the outermost buttock muscle. It is regarded as one of the strongest muscles in the human body. It is connected to the coccyx, or tailbone, as well as other surrounding bones and is responsible for movement of the hip and thigh. It works alongside the other key muscles in this area, the gluteus minimus and gluteus medius. Continue reading →
As a member of staff here at TLH Leisure Resort, we are encouraged to use the facilities around the resort so we can get a better understanding of what we have to offer for our customers. As I am a vegan, I was very excited to hear that the Aztec Bistro, the local restaurant here at TLH, decided to add a range of vegan options to the menu. Plus with Veganuary in full swing, there’s more and more people looking for places that offer tasty plant-based meals, so I decided there was no better time to pay a visit! Continue reading →
I’ve been very good this year, so I thought I would write you a letter to remind you of some of my best moments. I’ve found your glasses, keys and wallet every time you’ve lost them. I’ve let go the men’s only cycling holiday and the rugby matches; I’ve even taken your mother shopping. As you know, I’m a practical soul, and I really don’t want to sound ungrateful, but the supermarket bubble baths, just aren’t going to cut it this year.
Good diet and nutrition plays an extremely important role in maintaining a healthy body and fit physique. To make it easier to keep on top of your fitness goals, the Aztec Club would like to bring you easy, tasty and healthy recipe suggestions each month.