Working Out With An Injury

Working Out With An Injury

When You Should & Shouldn’t Work Out

The following are my talking notes, and a snippet of the video above:

WHEN YOU SHOULD AND SHOULDN’T PUSH THROUGH THE PAIN DURING YOUR WORKOUT – AND TIPS ON WHAT TO TRAIN INSTEAD.

ON A VERY BASIC LEVEL YOU HAVE TO BE ABLE TO TOLERATE SOME PAIN DURING EXERCISE. (SUPERPOWER) IT’S NOT ALL RAINBOWS AND BUTTERFLIES. FOR A MUSCLE TO INCREASE IN STRENGTH IT MUST FEEL AN INCREASE IN THE STRESS – YOU’LL HEAR THAT USUALLY REFERRED TO AS “FEEL THE BURN”.

THIS IS SIMPLY LACTIC ACID THAT ACCUMLATES WHEN THE MUSCLE CAN’T GET THE OXYGEN IT NEEDS TO BREAK DOWN GLUCOSE FOR ENERGY. LACTIC ACID ACCUMULATES IN THE MUSCLE AND SPILLS OVER INTO THE BLOODSTREAM.

TOTALLY NORMAL. AND TOTALLY A-OK 

WHAT ABOUT PAIN IN THE MUSCLES THE NEXT DAY?

AGAIN… TOTALLY A-OK WHEN YOU START A NEW ACTIVITY OR ADD MORE INTENSITY TO YOUR WORKOUT.

THIS IS NOT LACTIC ACID, THIS PAIN OR DISCOMFORT IS ACTUALLY CAUSED BY TINY MICR0-TEARS YOU DID TO THE MUSCLE TISSUE WITH YOUR WORKOUT.

TO RECOVER > REST > PROPER AMOUNT OF PROTEIN

REST & THE AMINO ACIDS FOUND IN PROTEIN SOURCES WILL REPAIR THE MUSCLE TISSUE SO IT’S DENSER AND STRONGER THAN BEFORE.

BUT… IF YOU ARE SORE ALL THE TIME, OR FOR DAYS… NOT A-OK.

THIS MEANS YOU HAVE BEEN CHALLENGED TOO MUCH AND YOUR MUSCLES AND ENERGY STORES ARE NOT BEING EFFECTIVELY REPLENISHED.

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO FEEL SORE AFTER EVERY WORKOUT FOR A WORKOUT TO BE SUCCESSFUL.

 

 

 

BUT WHAT IF YOU HAVE JOINT PAIN? OR LOCALIZED PAIN,  SWELLING, STABBING PAIN? INABILITY TO MOVE A JOINT PROPERLY?

 

DO YOU WORKOUT?

 

LET’S BREAK IT DOWN INTO 2 GROUPS OF PEOPLE THAT I OFTEN SEE WHEN PAIN IS PRESENT.

 

THE “I’LL WORK THROUGH IT GROUP”

AND THE “I’LL REST AND THEN START UP AGAIN WHEN IT’S FEELING BETTER” GROUP.

 

BOTH DANGEROUS. BOTH ON THE WRONG PATH.

 

IF YOU WORK THROUGH PAIN HERE’S WHAT WILL HAPPEN:

 

1.     ALTER MOVEMENT PATTERN TO HELP OFFSET THE PAIN YOU ARE ENOUNTERING

2.     THIS WILL CREATE MUSCLE WEAKNESS IN THE AREA THAT YOU ARE ENCOUNTERING THE PAIN IN

3.     OTHER JOINTS & MUSCLES WILL COMPENSATE – JOINTS THAT MAY NOT BE EQUIPPED TO DEAL WITH THIS NEW MOVEMENT PATTERN AND NOW YOU HAVE 2 AREAS OF PAIN, INSTEAD OF THE ORIGNAL 1.

 

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HIIT + Abs Workout

HIIT + Abs Workout

24-Minute HIIT + Abs Workout

This workout moves fast baby.

It’s one set, 40 seconds on, 15 seconds of rest in-between and a total of 20 exercises.

In addition to getting the job done quickly (and with no repetition), you also don’t need any tools for this workout.

All you need is you and a solid WiFi connection 🙂

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New Year’s Resolutions

Today is  January 1st – so Happy New Year!

Everyone is rolling out of bed today with the best of intentions to make their resolutions, their promises to themselves, stick for the year.

And I love that.

In fact, I have a few myself cause I’m always trying to up my game – and what better time to begin but with a new year.

What I don’t love, however, is when we beat ourselves up, or throw in the towel completely, if we go off the rails.

Perfection is unattainable babycakes. Hiccups and bumps in life will occur.

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What is attainable, and completely in your power though, is what you do when you do hit a bump and fall down.

The way I see it you got two choices: A) give up, B) dust yourself off and get back up again.

Which choice can you live with?

Ask yourself that next time you hit a speed bump in life… and if you need some encouraging I am always here for ya.

24-Minute HIIT + Ab Workout

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Legs and Core Tabata

Legs and Core Tabata

Legs & Core Tabata Workout

You may or may not already know, but loving husband and I don’t have children. Instead we have a dog that we treat like our child.

But, so do millions of other childless pet owners.

Have you noticed that?

Those that don’t have little kids tend to treat their pets a little differently than those who do.

Now, I am not insinuating that people with little ones don’t treat their pets as well as those without.

Nope, instead I am simply making an observation that those of us without kids have more time on our hands, and usually more money too – and with that extra time and cash we tend to focus it on our pets.

I know for a fact if I had kids they would take away some of the extra time and money that I spend on Bella (and the poor children would also need therapy… but that’s whole different blog).

Case in point my latest purchase and afternoon of entertainment.

Bella-Christmas-Hat

Bella’s Christmas Jester hat.

Now, if I had a child I would bring this humiliation upon them. But, as I stated above I don’t, so my dog gets it.

Like any self-respecting dog, Bella was not quite a lit up as I was with the whole costume. It’s almost like she knew how ridiculous she looked. Maybe me laughing and giggling while clicking pic after pic for social media was an indicator. However, her p*ssed off look won’t stop me from having fun this month.

Sorry Bella-girl and watch out. The reindeer antlers and Rudolf nose are next 🙂

The Workout

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50-Minute Sweaty Mess Workout

50-Minute Sweaty Mess Workout

50-Minute Sweaty Mess Workout

Sweaty mess. Yup, that’s what you’re gonna be after this workout.

But, I know, you love that kinda of sh*t!

I mean, we exercise to see improvement, don’t we?

To see improvement to our fitness, our health and sometimes even our waistline.

I have never had anyone hire me to get them to workout so they could stay the same?!?!

Nope, everyone wants to see some change and to see these improvements and changes we gotta push the limits of what we can do and sweat.

The Workout

sweaty mess workout for women

 

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Muscle Confusion Workout

Muscle Confusion Workout

Muscle Confusion Workout

A couple of weeks ago my computer’s hard drive fried on me – right in the middle of formatting this video. I cried. It was sad to see my old friend Mac give it’s breath, and take my work with it.

However, my BFF did not let me down. When I got a new hard drive put in and started the slow process of putting all my files back on the drive lo’ and behold there was the video.

Still there, waiting for it’s final edit. Waiting to be released it into the world.

Well… here you go world, meet one of my new favourite workouts.

Muscle Confusion – All Levels Workout

Loving husband had a ROUGH time with this workout. He was very tired and was wondering, near the end, what he did wrong in life to be saddled up with a personal trainer for a wife.

I, of course, remind him every day that he is damn lucky to have me. And he, of course, rolls his eyes every time.

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Tools needed:

  • Weights: light to moderate

 

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