Happy Canada Day!!!
Its the start of a new month - let it be a "Month of Movement" for your body!
Even though your body is organic material that is constantly changing over, we are still like a machine. In order to achieve optimum health, we have to move the body as it was originally intended - to gather food and seek shelter. Since we don't really have to do much moving for either of those things anymore, we have to make the required movement happen in order to keep living in the most healthy way. The type of movement is what impacts how well our machines work.
The body requires the constant flowing of electricity, blood and lymph to keep our amazing machines healthy. Electricity is the brain's communication with the body (nervous system, spinal cord and nerves). Blood carries oxygen which feeds the body's cells (cardiovascular system, heart, arteries and capillaries). Lymph is basically the body's gutter system that removes cellular waste (immune system). In order for these substances to flow and keep our body free of disease, injury and de-generation - we need to regularly move muscle, not just superficial muscle, but ALL OVER muscle.
Moving muscle creates blood flow and a lot of blood flow means little waste accumulation, meaning less swelling and sensitivity to areas of the body. Personally I would rather move the muscles in my feet than have fallen arches and foot pain, move the muscles in between my ribs that assist with breathing, hold my pelvis in its proper position as well as move my hips correctly to avoid pelvic floor disorder, hip, knee and ankle pain. These conditions are results from lack of muscle use, improper muscle use, misalignment of our bones, bad habits and lack of all muscle movement.
Much time has accumulated from the hunter-gatherer days and with technology and hurried lives, even farming and growing of foods itself has diminished. Our body's muscles are required less and less to move through their full length. We develop bad habits that predispose us to what is perceived as simply aging or genetics/part of our family history, when in fact we may be able to improve our condition or even reverse damage, by aligning the body correctly and being mindfully aware of tasks and habits that cause de-generation.
30-45 min morning walk, 30 minute high intensity cardio
Back, Rear Delts, Triceps
Super Set: Wide grip assisted pullups 4 sets x 8 reps, Lying Curl Bar Triceps Ext 4 sets x 10 reps, Rope Extensions with cable 4 sets x 10 reps
Super Set: Cable Row (mid cable, standing) 4 sets x 12 reps, Rear Fly with DB 2 - 4 sets x 10 reps, Reverse Grip Barbell rows - 4 sets x 10 reps
Deadlifts - bent knee - 4 sets x 10 reps - superset with an Abdominal exercise of choice
**Classes begin the week of July 7**