I’ve got a cold or the flu. So, this week’s workout routine will be non-existent until I’ve recovered.
See you at the finish line!
I am very interested in self-care. I used to think chiropractors were kooks and scams. No more. I have been going to my chiropractor since November of last year, when I hurt my back dead lifting in the gym. I have been going ever since.
One thing I’d like to stress is the use of a no-force chiropractor. A no-force chiropractor does not put you in pretzel-like positions and crack your back. They use pressure points and a massage device that works both sides of the spine and key pressure point areas that may cause discomfort.
On my “adjustment” days, I do not go into the gym or do cardio. Hence, the reason you won’t see a workout today.
Have a great Thursday, readers!
See you at the finish line…
Today I attended a free online writing seminar. Because it fell in the middle of the day, I took the day off in the gym today. I know, I know–you can’t believe it right?
This leads me to a discussion on taking a true REST day. Rest days are terrific because they allow your body to recover from the rigors of a weight training regimen. Weightlifting does a lot of damage to the muscles, nervous system, and so many other systems. It is purposeful so that the body grows during recovery.
I speak about this because working out can become an obsession. That’s ok, but really folks, take care of yourself. If today is too stacked with other items, take a day off. There is nothing wrong with taking some downtime to give yourself some extra time to heal.
When you take a rest day, pamper yourself. I take long showers. I read more than usual. I watch a show on Netflix. Whatever allows you to decompress–do it. It will benefit you more than you know when you get back at it in the gym.
That’s it for today.
I’ll see you tomorrow!