This week we cover a few topics on a lot of people's minds:
- progressing bodyweight workouts
- finding exercise equipment
- separating work from home when they happen in the same place
Roll up your sleeves, all these topics require a little work.
Yes, you have a Spider-Sense. Only we regular folks call it the Autonomic Nervous System.
And much like other super powers, it can be a double-edged sword.
Once upon a time, this fight or flight response saved our skins on a daily basis. That's back when most stressors were more along the lines of giant bloodthirsty predators. Nowadays, our stressors are bills, traffic, your phone ringing, and prolonged periods of work stress.
The problem is, our fight or flight response reacts to all these new triggers the same way. Unlike Spidey's spider-sense, your nervous system can't assess where your stress comes from and give a metered response depending on the kind of stressor. It's all or nothing. Even worse, prolonged stress responses create a web of negative effects.
Learn to manage your stress responses or instead of saving your life, they may accidentally destroy it.
Foam rolling is easily the most butchered mobility technique on Earth. Most gym goers and coaches know that foam rolling exists and is beneficial, but that is where common knowledge seems to end.
Knowing what foam rolling is, why it works, and when you should use it will save you time - and maybe embarrassment - before your workout.
Articles filled with actionable information to improve your approach to the 4 pillars of fitness.