Do you remember me 3 years ago ?
If not.. or if you just joined me.. I want to remind you of Maile Inouye in 2015.
For the next year my weight training was intense. I was training with my Olympic lifting coach, lifting heavy (on the off days) with my new boyfriend, and helping spot a client on assisted pull ups from a wheelchair
I thought it was a waste of time.
But on a deeper level.. I was not willing to love myself enough to take the time.
I was addicted to the go go go.. the adrenaline.. the power that I felt.
Slowing down every single day to do 20 to 30 minutes of recovery.
No way. Not even my coach could get through to me.
I remember feeling invincible at first.. and gradually things unraveled.
By the fall of 2016.. I'd overloaded my nervous so much.. that I hurt my back reaching for a towel after a shower...
The only thing that got me into recovery work.. was my inability to raise my arms.. and the cloud of depression and tornado of anxiety that washed over me in the weeks afterward.
And then I disappeared for awhile...
Do you remember all of that?
Because it changed the entire direction of my work here with you.
Do you want to lose weight?
Do you want to become stronger?
Do you think I have the answer or the secret?
Well I do.
Are you ready??
REcovery is Active
If you are trying to lose weight or become stronger without
- self myofascial release or massage
I want you to do "Recovery Work" because :
- Dynamic/Static Stretching and self-myofascial release/massage burn more calories than doing nothing. Your muscles cells are actively remodeling themselves during and after your session. All of this helps your calorie deficit.
- "Recovery Work" is calming, which helps your nervous system decrease its stress response. Decreasing your overall physical tension and stress will help reduce the stress hormones that lead to increased body fat.. especially around the midsection.
- If you are trying to increase your overall strength or become a lifelong weightlifter, you need an "active recovery" week in your plan at least every 12 weeks. This prevents your nervous system from being fatigued. A fatigued nervous system will decrease your overall muscle strength and lead to overuse injuries. A weekly recovery plan, plus an "active recovery week" every 12 weeks is essential to keep yourself injury free.
I hope this helps encourage you to make time (and love yourself enough) for a recovery plan.
I have resources for you
Meditation - Mai Trainer blog
Self-Myofascial Release - Mai Trainer blog
Recovery and Mobility Circuits Exercise Playlist - Mai Trainer YouTube
** My new book "Loving Her" - A women's guidebook for restoration of body, mind, and soul is coming in the next 2 weeks. My audience will receive a free pdf copy and an invitation to purchase on Kindle or paperback.
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