Autumn has arrived and many of you may think “Is this where my summer body falls?”
It doesn’t have to be! We’re going to create a simple list to help prep for our months of hibernation.
NO particular macronutrient is more important than another by default, but there are ways to optimize their nutritional value, resulting in muscle gain or weight loss when done correctly.
All 3 are required by the body to comfortably pioneer its way through life.
Micronutrients: vitamins and minerals
Training should be (at least):
This is crucial and a base line for a maintenance routine.
Muscular stress will strengthen the muscles and bones.
Advanced Principles for Training!
Personalize your routine! Nobody knows your body like you do. When you are aware of issues with constant patterns (ie. poor desk, sleep, standing posture) then you should be working to counter those patterns in the gym and with stretching/manual therapy.
Train according to your life. Since becoming a massage therapist, I’ve had to shift my training to an entirely different head space. Training constantly became more difficult due to professional, family, social obligations, so don’t decimate yourself without justification. Take care of your body!
Above all else, have fun with it! If training feels like pulling teeth, you’ll be less inclined to do it. Keep trying different gyms, classes and methods to keep yourself moving! The gym might not be everyone’s happy place, but your body still needs exertion!
As school picks back up, many of us find ourselves falling into into patterns revolving around our children or jobs as we rally towards the quarter end.