Credit - Racheda Lucinda
At Spark Nutrition, we were fortunate enough to catch up with Racheda who provided us with an insight into women’s weight training and the importance of good nutrition, in particular good quality protein.
I’m Racheda - a qualified PT who specialises in women’s weight loss and strengthening.
I got into weight training at a young age, I always struggled with my weight and found that I was naturally very strong, when I was about 21, I got heavily into weight training and lost about 3 stone in weight over a year period and got hooked.
From there I developed a huge passion for bodybuilding. I really appreciated the dedication of their diets and the intensity of their workouts - I also loveeeeee how it makes their bodies look. I love the positive energy it creates for females - as strength training is so important for our health and especially our bone density - as it decreases our change of developing osteoporosis later in in life.
I love helping women (and men) alike find out how strong they really are and how incorporating weights into your life can really benefit you, especially in this time of isolation! Discover your inner strength.
I train 5 times a week normally. Weight training for around an hour and 30-45 minutes of cardio. With isolation now I train 6 times a week doing body weight workouts and insanity cardio!
I try not to eat for 2 hours before I train otherwise, I can feel sick - I try and have a balanced meal of fats, carbs and protein before I work out. After I work out, I’ll have probably proats (protein mixed with oats)
When we build muscle, we’re essentially ripping our muscles and then it’s our muscles repairing over the top that creates what we can see as muscle and “tone”. In order to repair our muscles in this process, our body needs carbs and protein.
I love spark nutrition because it blends so well! I use it in all my shakes I make and in my proats - the flavours are great too.
To get into body sculpting I would say baby steps are key! If you do too much too quickly you will quickly lose motivation. Find an exercise you like and stick to it 2-3 times a week and build from there. You may find it hard to get to the gym or to turn on a dvd workout but you NEVER regret doing it once it’s done! Amazing endorphins afterwards.
Be kind to yourself when it comes to the gym don’t put too much pressure on yourself too quickly!
That wraps up our quick-fire round of questions with the talented Racheda. Let us know what you thought of this article and if you would like to see future blogs like these.