Contest Prep week 8- Sleep, Mobility Work & Injuries!
Video of me blabbing + some other good stuff
Pay no attention to the overlay track pics being all stretched out… maybe my video software needs some mobility work…. right out my window!
0:00 Intro, weight and activity updates
2:48 Injury and shinanigans
4:14 Gimpy workouts
5:16 Human charger
Progress, 21 weeks out
Sleep is so flipping important! Several clients as well as myself go through bouts where we dont’ get in enough sleep.. and what happens…. weight loss stalls, immunity decreases and we hinder our gains!
Research suggests that during the REM (Rapid Eye Movement) cycle of sleep the body restores organs, bones, and tissue, replenishes immune cells and circulates human growth hormone. Sleep has a HUGE effect on muscle growth and physical well being. Growth hormone is secreted while you sleep which aids in muscle growth and recovery.
When you start messing with your circadian rhythms by staying up late and getting up early.. you eff up your whole hormone cycle causing cortisol (stress hormone) to stay elevated throughout the day as opposed to decreasing at night as shown here…
When cortisol stays elevated throughout the day, that’s when your bod is in freak out mode and you dont’ lose weight. And, just being tired in general, you don’t get in your best workout in th gym screwing up those hot bod bikini goals you are working toward.. SO GET IN YOUR SLEEP!
Now, if you have to stay up a bit late, watch TV, work on your computer etc…try wearing blue blocking sunglasses after the sun sets to block melatonin hindering light and take 400 mg of magnesium before bed. I live by these but there are many other things you can do to hack your way to better sleep… check out Eris Fit’s sleep series by clicking here.
Setbacks. I think not!
Upsides to my injury