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Datum 2021-04-14
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Training provides knowledge for life

Student som lutar sig mot en pilatesboll

Focus and discipline are key. To feel good from the training is a bonus. This according to Ahmed Ibrahim, who challenges himself a bit extra in Pluggpeppen.

Hi there, who are you?

My name is Ahmed Ibrahim, I’m 23 years old and study Master of Science in Engineering - Dependable Systems. I’m an active person who exercises five days a week, two hours a time. In short, training is a part of my everyday life.

What type of training to you like?

I do fitness, using machines and my body weight. For example, there’s a lot of pull-ups and push-ups. I also do a lot of MMA. Oh, and I bike and walk too, but only during the warmer seasons and not in the wintertime. I’m not a fan of cold.

Why do you exercise?

Most important for me is discipline. A lot of people don’t have the energy to exercise because the lack the will to do so. When I exercise and it becomes hard, that’s when I learn something: I know I can do it. That mentality is helpful in school, at work, well throughout the entire life. The energy and the feelgood I get from training I consider a bonus.

Have you tried something new?

Not yet, but I would like to try gymnastics; doing flips and backflips. I’ve never tried that and it would be a challenge to see how I, who start from scratch, could develop.

What’s your best training tip?

Most important is to have a positive attitude, discipline and patience. Training takes time. You can’t hurry, you’ve got to wait for the result. And put in 100% concentration of course. You can’t exercise while your mind is elsewhere.

Pluggpeppen!

Now it’s more important than ever to do some exercise. That’s why we’re launching Pluggpeppen! A competition where you and your fellow programme friends challenge other programmes at MDH by working out and scoring points on an app. Running, yoga, swimming, weight training or going out with the dog – whatever you do you’ll help your team to climb up the table. And not least: pep, challenge and push each other to manage just a little bit more!

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