Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Train Like an Olympian!

Ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! This is my fourth week in P90x3, and I really do love this program. For the past few days, I have completed Yoga, Isometrix, and Dynamix workouts. I am getting used to the stretching. I can't say I LOVEEEE working on my flexibility, but I definitely think it is good for my body. Besides, I enjoy making goals for myself. Game on!

The more I research about flexibility/mobility, I keep finding information on how Olympic athletes use many of the same moves in the P90x3 workout. For instance, there was one retired Olympic stud who simply kept up his fitness through intense stretching. This is so motivating to me as a former anti-flexibility queen.

I also found this article, "Train Like an Olympian". The article highlights British Military Fitness (BMF). Things to consider when trying BMF:

1. Goal-setting/Scheduling

2. Building up a "Foundation of Fitness". (Endurance, flexibility, strength, cardio.)

3. Diet- "Remember food is 90% of the health and fitness battle."

4.  Focusing on Strength- "BMF focuses on the larger muscle groups such as chest, back, legs and glutes which helps stimulate muscle fibres for growth and strength and therefore burn more calories and raise your metabolism."

5, Rest as needed- Push yourself, but also know your limits based on your current level of fitness.

6. "Peak for Big Events"- Join a fitness event that will help push your fitness capabilities.

7. Change Up Your Workout Routine- Even if you have a FAVORITE workout/exercise. Give your other muscles a chance to feel the burn too!

8. Mental Strength- Have that competitor mentality against yourself and even other athletes like you.

These are just simplified guidelines to live by in your healthy life. Nothing too fancy, but solid themes to live by during your fitness and diet journeys. :)


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