It has been about 6 weeks since I last played a game of Touch Rugby League, which is my favourite form of Hidden Exercise. This has been due to weather, the fact that I have been away for work and my recent facial injury. All of these are reasons why I could not play, not eXcuses.
If you find that reasons are impacting on your ability to train or participate in a particular activity, then you need to have backup plans. As an example you would have noticed that I have been completing a lot more indoor crossfit sessions. This has been as a substitute for the lack of Touch Rugby League that I have been playing lately.
After 6 weeks away I was curious to see if my fitness level had dropped at all. Not my general fitness, but my sport specific fitness. You know the fitness that is hard to simulate, unless you are completing that specific activity.
My Hidden Exercise Session to Stay Fit & Lean
Tonight my team ‘No Gary No’ played the ‘Cubs’, they weren’t a bad team, and have improved since we last played them but we ended up winning 5 – 1.
During tonight’s game I concentrated on pushing myself as hard as I could for short 2-3 minute intervals before substituting off for about the same period. With each half lasting 20mins, it made for a good HIIT session, and it didn’t even feel like exercise.
Comparing these results with my previous results playing Touch Rugby League, it seemed that I hadn’t lost any of my match fitness, which is a great thing.
If you do find yourself in a situation were an activity that you normally participate in is cancelled, for whatever reason, make sure that you perform an alternate activity during the same allotted time. I know myself that I never make plans for the night that I play Touch Rugby League, so when I find out it is cancelled, my night is still free. We are all time poor and busy, so why not use the free allotted time to do an alternate session?