As a part of our Three-week Every day Lockdown Problem, which gave our followers a easy but efficient body weight exercise to do throughout lockdown, we requested two of our favorite Instagram health personalities to assist us create and share the exercise movies. One in all them is 22-year-old Seb Prentice. In case you haven’t seen the IGTV video but, right here it’s:
The advertising pupil has devoted his social media accounts to sharing his progress and train ideas. He credit his mom as the primary motivator for his love of health as a teen. “My mother inspired me to get entangled in varied sporting actions comparable to swimming, athletics, cricket, martial arts, rugby and plenty of extra,” he recollects.
“Via coaching for sports activities, I fell in love with the method of self-improvement and difficult oneself, mentally, by bodily train. After I was about 14 years outdated, I found how a lot I really cherished weight-training and I’ve not regarded again from there.”
Prentice performed rugby for Maties Rugby Membership (Stellenbosch College) on a high-performance bursary, but in addition needed to share his data and fervour for health. In 2020, he began internet hosting out of doors group coaching periods in Stellies. The individuals who participate in these periods are members of what he calls the SprenFit Neighborhood.
“It’s the deal with/title given to my ‘group’ of people that be a part of the out of doors coaching periods, which I host each Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 06:00 and 16:00 in Jan Marais Park in Stellenbosch. We offer tools comparable to yoga mats, dumbbells, barbells, ab rollers, benches and so on, which primarily supplies a full exercise expertise in a bunch atmosphere, set in opposition to the picturesque backdrop of the Coetzenberg Mountains.”
Sadly, these out of doors periods needed to be placed on maintain because of the present pandemic and nationwide lockdown, however that hasn’t stopped Prentice from being artistic and discovering methods to maintain match and share content material. One in all these strategies: TikTok.
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The app that just about everybody has jumped on because the starting of lockdown has turn into a brand new outlet for Prentice. Other than the dance movies, TikTok truly has a serious health scene, which was excellent for him to suit into. His quarantine exercises have racked up views, and his constant uploads will certainly assist his web page develop. However that is all because of how he adjusted to the trending platform.
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“With TikTok, it’s about fast easy-to-consume movies. So I adapt my content material by providing a video or clip I’d submit on Instagram or Youtube however make a bite-sized model,” he says.
“It’s additionally crucial to have piece of audio to go along with it. I prefer to be a bit extra humorous on TikTok as a result of it’s typically a youthful viewers.”
It isn’t solely his content material that he has tailored to lockdown but in addition his coaching.
“Earlier than lockdown I centered on low reps and really heavy weights. I additionally included resistance (band and chain work) as a result of I used to be engaged on my energy. However throughout lockdown, I’ve shifted extra in the direction of high-reps and body weight actions.”
For extra Seb Prentice, take a look at his Instagram and TikTok pages and provides him a comply with in case you like his content material. And for extra tales on native health personalities, click on right here.
Who’re your position fashions?
My fundamental position mannequin is most positively my mother. She raised me as a single mom, did all the pieces she may to provide me the absolute best schooling and managed to ship me to the perfect faculty within the nation. She is without doubt one of the hardest working folks I do know. She is mentally sturdy and so emotionally sturdy, too. There are some folks whose habits I try to emulate to a level. I like individuals who work laborious, so Dwayne Johnson instantly involves thoughts. I’m additionally a large Michael Jordan fan. I positively can’t depart Arnold [Schwarzenegger] off the record. He managed to switch his work ethic throughout so many alternative spheres of life from bodybuilding to performing to politics, which is inspiring.
Are there any South African health pages that you’d advocate?
@Giorgia.bw and @Zigis_life_ are two pages that I’ve learnt some fascinating health and nutrition-related stuff from. They submit very frequently and are very partaking so they’re typically fast to reply questions.
Are you able to advocate 5 exercise strikes that use weights for inexperienced persons?
The primary newbie workout routines I did with weights have been: bench press, squat, navy press, dumbbell row and dumbbell curls. These must be overseen by somebody skilled within the lifts, as if carried out incorrectly may result in some type of harm. Both get a private coach or begin off with a mentor.
What’s subsequent for you?
Within the close to future I’m wanting to enter the company atmosphere so I can learn the way larger companies function and construct some long-term relationships. I’ve some expertise in small enterprise and entrepreneurship, which is the place I finally will find yourself, nonetheless the significance of studying and stepping out of 1’s consolation zone is unparalleled, so I’ll work for an enormous firm for just a few years after I’ve completed my diploma. I’ll proceed coaching purchasers through the hours that I’m not working. Health is finally my ardour so I’ll look to mix my expertise with entrepreneurship and health.
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