Most of the time we think to improve our fitness we need to push ourselves harder and do more.
If we aren’t seeing the results we want we feel it is just our fault for not working hard enough.
Our solution is to dig deeper, add more workouts, eat less, go harder, etc.
This is both a recipe for failure and potentially disaster.
Injuries happen when the amount of load or stress we put ourselves through exceeds our capacity to adapt to that stress.
Check out this graphic from @whiteboard_daily
Improving our fitness level and making changes to our physique rely on our bodies ability to adapt to the stresses we put it under.
All the stresses in our life play a role in our capacity.
The thing we often forget about is RECOVERY. Recovery from stress is when your body goes through the process of adapting and improving.
When we add too many stresses whether they are harder workouts or lifestyle stresses (or likely a combination) we not only put ourselves at risk of injury but we also see a decline in performance.
To be clear in order to make improvements through adaptation we do need to challenge ourselves beyond what we are currently doing.
We just need to make sure our body is in the right state and has the capacity to take on that stress and make those positive adaptations.
Managing stress and optimizing recovery will allow you to stay healthy and maximize your performance both in and out of the gym.
This Saturday, March 20th, at 10:30 am we will be hosting Dr. Liz Walker of Primal Practice Chiropractic at the gym and she will be presenting in detail on this subject.
If you value your health and performance you won’t want to miss it!
As a Chiropractor Liz sees the negative impact too much stress has on the body on a daily basis.
She also gets to see how much people’s mental and physical health and performance improve when they have the right strategies to recover and adapt.
To get registered click the button below. See you there!!ofh