Are you struggling to find the motivation to workout from home? Are you frustrated that you’re forced to workout in the same space where you work? Are you finding it difficult to stick to a routine?
Since the beginning of this pandemic, our lives have changed. Our daily routines don’t look like what they used to, and for most of us (myself included), it’s beginning to take a toll. For most of us, fitness was our outlet, and the gym was our sacred place. It was the place we would go to where we could forget about the stress of our day and just have fun with friends.
How are we supposed to fill that void when gyms are closed? When we can’t see our friends? Heck - even going for a run or bike ride outside can be risky! We do what we have done since March 16th - we adapt!
We all know the saying “walk before you run”, but do most of us actually follow that rule?
However, when it comes to actually running, this is especially important if we want to avoid injury and pain! Starting a run without a proper warmup is kind of like riding the echo bike: it starts off OK, but gradually gets worse and worse until you can no longer feel your legs and everything hurts. Except, rather than have the pain dissipate shortly thereafter, it is much more likely to last and manifest itself as muscle and/or joint pain and/or stiffness. Unfortunately, most of us have likely experienced (or are experiencing) shin splints, which are terrible.
So, to avoid getting things like shin splints or other aches and pains, it’s important to make sure the body is prepared to run!
We spend 10-15 minutes warming up for our workout in class & running shouldn’t be any different!
During the Covid-19 lockdown, Olympic weightlifting is surely a difficult skill to maintain when you don’t have access to proper equipment and facilities. That being said, athletes can still work on some aspects of their training in order to prevent complete de-conditioning as well as movement patterns until the end of the pandemic. Catalyst Athletics, for instance, provides an excellent at-home guide for athletes so that they can work on the maintenance of their hard-earned existing skillsets using only a broomstick or dowel, and bodyweight exercises. But, did you ever imagine that you can improve positions, activation, and muscular engagement in some areas of the Olympic lifts with only a towel?
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