In the last couple weeks, I haven’t been recovering as well as usual. Likely due to the stress of the holidays coupled with increasing volume and suboptimal sleep.
Resistance to adaptation has happened a couple times in my training and each time it generates some fear and frustration.
I ask @ernievo2max
“What can I do better?”
“What am I doing wrong?”
“How can I fix this?”
With confidence and calm, he reinforces that I need to:
✅Dial in sleep
✅Allow for recovery
Training doesn’t stop but he conscientiously adjusts my program for recovery to take place.
Ultimately, the work of training AND #recovery are up to me.
𝗠𝗬 𝗥𝗘𝗖𝗢𝗩𝗘𝗥𝗬 𝗦𝗧𝗥𝗔𝗧𝗘𝗚𝗬
🌱𝗣𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗘𝗡𝗖𝗘 is not the same as complacency.
It means don’t panic, assess the situation, see where improvements can be made and make adjustments in a calm and confident manner.
Resistance to adaptation offers a valuable opportunity to become conscious of the choices I’m making and whether or not they are bringing me closer to my goals or farther away from them.
#awareness allows me to use what’s within my control to my advantage.
🛌𝗦𝗟𝗘𝗘𝗣 is key.
I aim for 7-8 hours, keep bedtime consistent throughout the week and nap with the kids on the weekends.
🍎𝗘𝗔𝗧 quality food in appropriate quantities. #trackyourmacros #hityourmacros
💦𝗛𝗬𝗗𝗥𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡 is a game changer.
Being dehydrated in a workout is not a good time. #drinkallthewater
👩👧👦𝗥𝗘𝗦𝗧 & 𝗥𝗘𝗟𝗔𝗫𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡 is challenging for me.
I love productivity. My week is #jampacked juggling kids, activities, training, school and work schedules. I have to make a mindful effort to slow down and take time for rest to avoid burnout.
🏋🏻♀️𝗙𝗔𝗜𝗧𝗛 that this phase has purpose and my body will adapt keeps me grounded.
I wholeheartedly trust my coach. His guidance, advice and programming continue to make me better. He’s expertly moved me through adaptive resistance before and I’m stronger because of it.
Part of performance training means trusting your coach and your body, remaining focused and committed while surrendering to the process.
#vo2maxhp360 #crossfit #idowhatilove