When you think of your favorite athlete, you probably think about power, speed, and the ability to express force efficiently. When you look at your own fitness training, do you see exercises that help promote these qualities?
If the answer is "no" and you are already thinking of some excuses for why you are unable to do some sort of power or speed-based exercise, it is time to get re-introduced to jumps.
Before you hit that little "x" button and close out of this blog, I want to challenge you to hear me out. Jumps can be scaled to meet you where you are and help you unlock that dormant athlete inside of you.
We are all about the show! Open any social media platform and you will see a lot of personal bests. Personal best in training, personal best photo, personal best moments. This makes it seem like everyone is always going at 100%. If you need a sign to slow it down a bit. Here it is!
Investing a little thought into your recovery process can help you maximize your fitness training and help you take steps to a new level of performance.
Pull-up performance can be a predictor of multiple factors in sport and life. If you're looking to swim a faster 50-freestyle in the pool, improve your pull-up performance (Pérez-Olea, José I.; Valenzuela, Pedro L.; Aponte, Concepción; Izquierdo, Mikel, 2018). Want the ability to catch more waves while surfing? Improve your pull-up performance (Sheppard, Jeremy M.; McNamara, Phil; Osborne, Mark; Andrews, Mark; Oliveira Borges, Thiago; Walshe, Phil; Chapman, Dale W, 2012). If you are looking to minimize shoulder pain, improve your pull-up performance. The pull-up is oozing with value. You just have to tap into it.
The low-hanging fruit of nutrition is hydration. Over the years, I have watched countless clients overestimate how much water they drink and underestimate how much they need. This creates quite the gap!
Why are hydration levels important?
What can you do?
When it comes to driving change in your body, short, daily routines can lead to a sizable impact compared to one long session on the weekend.
Your body likes to be exposed to a manageable stimulus often if it is to drive change. A massive stimulus (ex. long weekend session) is going to have a back-burner effect at best.
Think about your current state of health (or lack thereof). Did you arrive at your current state overnight? No. It was more of a gradual morph over time. This also means you're not going to get out of this state overnight. Change takes time and a daily approach to change will help drive long-term change.
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