"Success does not consist in never making blunders, but in never making the same one a second time". Josh Billings
I wanted to take some time today to talk about one very important aspect of training that most people forget about. That crutial part of training is recovery! I chose this quote because I made a huge mistake in my own personal training last year and had an injury that cost me 6 months of forced recovery time, and a horrible performance at the CrossFit qualifier in 2009. I did not take the time to actively recover properly with the intense workouts we were doing and went in to Adrenal Failure. This is NOT Kidney Failure!!! Adrenal failure is what happens to a lot of athletes who put there bodies under a high amount of stress on a daily basis and do not take the time to adiquately recover. Adrenal failure is when your hormonal sytem shuts down and stops producing the hormones your bosy needs to stay healthy. Once your adrenal system shuts down on an athlete all they can do is back off and wait for your system to reset and start producing hormones again.
This year along with my nutrition being 100% better I am taking the time to actively recover in my training cycles. I use injury prevention, trigger point therapy, massage, yoga, Advocare products and 8 hours of sleep to make sure my body recovers each day. Taking care of your body every day will allow you to take your body to places you never dreamed it could go. The sky is the limit!!!