Ingredients: Salad 1 bag blended mixed greens and spinach, washed 2 green apples, sliced ⅓ cup dried cranberries ½ cup gorgonzola cheese, crumbled ½ cup walnut pieces
In today’s fast paced society many of us spend the better part of our days running in a high stress low rest state of being. Trying to pack in as much work as possible each and everyday because for some reason we seem to think that it’ll help us in the long run. The truth of the matter is that good quality rest is what makes you stronger. It’s not about how hard or fast you go but how quickly you are able to recover that really matter. Our bodies heal when we sleep. Rest plays such an important role not only in your physical health but also mental.
In today’s post, let’s talk about Core Training. Are crunches and endless sit-ups the first thing that comes to your mind about core training? Don’t worry, you’re not alone…It’s time to rewire the way you think about how to train your core in order to strengthen it in a more balanced and functional way. When considering which exercises to implement into your exercise routine, it is important to consider which muscles and movement patterns each exercise is actually targeting. For example, when performing a crunch or sit-up, the muscle that we are predominantly recruiting is the rectus abdominis (the “six pack” muscle area.) There’s nothing wrong with strengthening your rectus abdominis, however, it is important to consider that there are many other muscles around the same area that make up your core. It’s time to recruit more of your core musculature, let’s dig a little deeper. You also want to…