As training athletes, although I’ve never done it, we can sometimes train too hard, for too many days per week, or even months in a row. The result? Over training.
We sometimes fail to realize that with uncoordinated or junk workouts, training can compete with valuable stages of recovery. It’s important to remember that our body and central nervous system needs to “heal” before it can grow, otherwise we’ll see little to no gains in speed and strength (and in some cases, injury and despair… ehem).
Many of our successes come from balancing months of intense workouts with guidance and support from our local holistic health specialists.
- Analyze; Bernie Harrison at Aston Kinetics in Reno knows movement analysis, efficient ergonomics, and specialized bodywork.
- Flow; Revisit your yoga glow and increase flow to your mind, body and soul with Shaelah Morris at Studio Tahoe.
- Discover; Maintain cycling fitness throughout winter by skate-skiing. Check out the expansive Nordic trails at Tahoe Donner, and sign up with JoJo Toeppner or Katerina Nash for pointers in technique and efficiency.
- Recover; Relaxation and sports massage balances the athlete in all of us, see Annemarie Sheridan at Namaste in Truckee.
- Strengthen; Scott Williams at Synergy Healing Arts coaches us to rebuild and maintain our race-worthy strength through specific core, flexibility and low-impact exercises.