My Week at Uni – Unknown

Following on from where I left off last week, I’ve had a busy week trying to keep my undergraduate research project on track and not too far delayed. Long story short I may or may not be able to start data collection in January if I can’t, I’ll have to somehow redo 3 months of work so let’s just keep fingers crossed that doesn’t happen!

It’s been a busy week but I’ve got all my assessments and work done and up to date as much as I can so I’m taking a well-earned break over xmas and new year. It’s also my birthday so it’s a good time to rest, go offline and refresh before the last few months of my degree.

I’m a little nervous about how well I’ll be able to switch off with the unknowns about my research project but I’m going to try to. Another semester down, one more to go!

Wishing you all happy holidays and hoping you have time for rest and fun.

Personal learning this week: You have to make time for rest even if it feels like there isn’t any time.

Interesting things I’ve learnt this week:

  • Supersets could be better than traditional training programmes – In exercise, supersets are where two exercises are performed back-to-back with no rest time in between, the two exercises use opposing muscle groups – e.g. leg curls and then leg extensions, exercising the hamstrings and then the quadriceps respectively. Supersets means the same number of exercises can be performed in a shorter amount of time, and a new study has found they increase the number of calories burned during and after the exercise session. Also, people are more likely to exercise and put in the work if it takes less time so supersets could be the way to go if you want to get in and out of the gym and maybe even burn more calories and build more muscle.

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