Balance

bal·ance

ˈbaləns
noun
1.
an even distribution of weight enabling someone or something to remain upright and steady.

2.
a condition in which different elements are equal or in the correct proportions.

Balance is something I've been personally working on for about the last 10yrs of my life. It has proven itself to be one of THE MOST CHALLENGING things to figure out in this life. 

Balance in life; work, play, family, relationships, fitness, nutrition, sleep.......it's tough to find the right balance that suits YOU best at your current place in life.......which if you're doing it right, is ALWAYS evolving, which means your balance is always shifting as well. 

Today, I would like you to take a #Real look at your balance with your Fitness and Recovery practices. We talk about Recovery A LOT at C5. It is critical for your #C5FitnessGainz, it is critical for your longevity, for your health, for your success, for your emotional state........just to name a few. 

The black and white here is this; if you follow the C5 program on a consistent basis, there are hard days and easier days, there are heavy days and light/moderate days, and there are off days. However, YOU are responsible for MAKING time to Recover from your Fitness efforts each week. 

So what does it mean exactly to Recover? As an Athlete and Coach, recovery means several things; 

  1. Body work/massage
  2. Mobility and stretching 
  3. Chiropractic care 
  4. Easy effort blood flow sessions (what we call MAP 10 or "flow work")
  5. Proper hydration/nutrition
  6. Proper sleep and rest from high intensity workouts and lifting. (Are you tracking this?, if not, start there.)

If you don't have any of the aforementioned scheduled into your training (or exercise) week, I would HIGHLY suggest implementing them ASAP! 

Make it a great week of Fitness AND Recovery Friends! 

~Chad

 

 

A. 8min AMRAP @sustainable pace:
-40 single unders
-30cal row
-20 russian kb swings

 *rest/walk 3min

B. 8min AMRAP:
-8 db hang clean thrusters
-20 np burpees
-5 jumping pullups

*rest/walk 3min

C. repeat A
*rest/walk 3min
D. repeat B

A. 8min AMRAP @sustainable pace:
-20 double unders
-30cal row
-20 russian kb swings (Heavy)

 *rest/walk 3min

B. 8min AMRAP:
-8 db hang clean thrusters (35/25)
-20 burpees
-5 pullups

*rest/walk 3min

C. repeat A
*rest/walk 3min
D. repeat B