You are an athlete. You work your body hard. You challenge it. You stress it. You expect it to work when you want it to as well as you want. And you want to do this over and over because you love it. How can you sustain your athletic endeavors with the single body you were given? Recovery. Without recovery, your strength is capped. Without recovery, your stamina is low. Without recovery, you push through pain. Without recovery, injuries take you out. Don’t let that happen. Show up for yourself. Get some Zen so you can do what you love for a good long time.
My attitude is that if you push me towards a weakness, I will turn that weakness into a strength ~ Michael Jordan
Vigorous workouts challenge your muscles and your determination. The soreness afterwards reminds you of how hard you worked. It’s your reminder that you broke muscle fibers, challenged your fascia, lifted heavy, pushed hard, went long, and need to recover. What if, after that workout, you spent just 30 minutes lying in the heat of the Infrared Sauna and came out with little to no soreness and were ready for your next workout more quickly? What if the next day you felt energized, loose, and ready to go? You can. Just try it. Read more at Sports Illustrated.
What athlete isn’t tight somewhere or everywhere after a hard workout or practice? You work those muscles and ask them to get strong. If you want the most out of your body, you need to ask them to get pliable and flexible too. That’s how you can prevent injury and gain strength! That’s how you avoid pain. That’s how you increase your stride or stroke length, get a better squat, or improve your coordination and agility. The Athletic Fascial Release workshop gives you an hour a week to get softer, looser, longer, springy, and comfortable as you move. Can’t make that commitment or day/time? Catch a regular fascial movement class instead. If you just need to target one thigh or other body area, the Fascia Releazer might be your new best friend! Use the fascia tools/props or just your body to hydrate your tissues, increase elasticity of your muscles, and get a sensory reset. Read more from Breaking Muscle.
Near Infrared and Red Light Therapy
Light Therapy is a new recovery/pain relief technology now available at your fingertips! The Wellness Room has a LumiNIR wand available for your use. You can sit holding the want to your skin and within a few minutes zap collagen building red light and cellular healing near infrared light directly onto the place that hurts. A song or chat later and you feel better. What could be simpler? Read more at Men’s Journal.
Core and Joint Stability
Zen and Vitality with Zoa offers you a unique chance to cross train or off season train in a way that ups your game, adds power, boosts your coordination, builds you up mentally, and makes everything in life easy. Using a blend of Pilates and Yoga, together we will challenge your core, create new neural pathways in your brain, and add new movement patterns that improve your athletic performance. This does not replace your strength or sport workouts but it absolutely compliments it. Never hear of Pilates? Read more at Sports Illustrated.
If you fail to prepare, you’re prepared to fail. ~ Mark Spitz