So you’ve been coming to class for at least a few weeks now. Maybe you’re noticing that your energy levels are up. Maybe your posture is better. Maybe you feel less aches and pains. And you’ve definitely noticed that you can do more in class now than when you started. Success! These are all signs of progress. Now let’s start to look at your habits outside the gym. It’s common and intuitive to think that in order to create a big change in your body that your lifestyle needs to also make a big change. Well, yeah, being perfect with your lifestyle habits will yield great results but good luck sustaining that! We’re human, and not perfect. So start by making small adjustments and watch the domino effect it’ll have.
There are some key factors to health & fitness that often get overlooked that I’m going to share with you. These are your building blocks to general health. If you have a solid foundation, then you can build a LOT on top of that. If your foundation has holes or cracks in it, then you can become prone to injury, sickness, or at the very least some serious plateaus in your fitness. So here it is:
1-The first thing is make sure you’re getting 7-8 hours of uninterrupted sleep. This is where recovery happens.
2-Control your stress levels: meditate, do something you enjoy, be around loved ones, whatever it is – do it. High Cortisol levels will kill your gym gains.
3- Drink 1/2 your bodyweight (in ounces) in water. Stay hydrated to stay healthy.
4 – Get 20-25 minutes per day in the sun without sunscreen. Vitamin D is that important, but then again, living in Colorado you probably know that.
5 – Chew your food! Sit down at every meal and take at least 20 minutes to chew, and enjoy, your food. Mastication starts the digestion process and you’ll get more nutrients from your food.
Only after these items have been addressed can you start to look at what you’re eating and when to fine tune your nutrition to get the most out of your workouts.
Here’s what we’re serving up for today’s Endurance class:
Turkish Get Up Skill Practice
6 rounds at a consistent pace
run 200m + 1 TGU / side
10 sets for time:
20 HEAVY RKBS
:30 FLR on the Rings