Recovery Is About Creating Balance

Originally posted at: https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/recovery-is-about-creating-balance

Smart training is being able to avoid burnout and knowing your body well enough to listen and back off when needed.

Recovery is about creating balance—with training and in life. Stress greatly effects your overall ability to recover and while exercise is beneficial to your wellness, too much of a good thing can be counter-productive. Spending time training with adequate recovery is especially important when you are balancing other things in your life such as work, school, family, kids—things that most of us handle on a daily basis.

 

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Recovery Is About Creating Balance

Originally posted at: http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/recovery-is-about-creating-balance

Smart training is being able to avoid burnout and knowing your body well enough to listen and back off when needed.

Recovery is about creating balance—with training and in life. Stress greatly effects your overall ability to recover and while exercise is beneficial to your wellness, too much of a good thing can be counter-productive. Spending time training with adequate recovery is especially important when you are balancing other things in your life such as work, school, family, kids—things that most of us handle on a daily basis.

 

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Coconut Delicata Squash Dippers

Originally posted at: https://breakingmuscle.com/healthy-eating/coconut-delicata-squash-dippers

Kid friendly and fun to eat, the whole family will adore this side dish that is simple to make and easy to enjoy.

Kid friendly and fun to eat, the whole family will adore this side dish that is simple to make and easy to enjoy. Thinly sliced slivers of delicata squash provide a unique and healthy side dish. With a taste similar to a sweet potato, delicata squash is rich in fiber and immune boosting vitamin C. Unsweetened coconut flakes coat these squash slices with a delicious flavor that coordinates well with the natural nutty sweetness of this fall vegetable.

 

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Spend Less Time In the Gym

Originally posted at: https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/spend-less-time-in-the-gym

Push yourself with what you have as opposed to always trying to pile more on top of things that aren’t working already.

The days of spending an hour slaving away on the stair stepper, then another hour and a half working out with weights, are over. Most normal people with jobs, kids, school, amongst other things, don't have time for that. It's simply just not smart. There’s a smarter way to build muscle and lose body fat.

 

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Coconut Delicata Squash Dippers

Originally posted at: http://breakingmuscle.com/healthy-eating/coconut-delicata-squash-dippers

Kid friendly and fun to eat, the whole family will adore this side dish that is simple to make and easy to enjoy.

Kid friendly and fun to eat, the whole family will adore this side dish that is simple to make and easy to enjoy. Thinly sliced slivers of delicata squash provide a unique and healthy side dish. With a taste similar to a sweet potato, delicata squash is rich in fiber and immune boosting vitamin C. Unsweetened coconut flakes coat these squash slices with a delicious flavor that coordinates well with the natural nutty sweetness of this fall vegetable.

 

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Spend Less Time In the Gym

Originally posted at: http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/spend-less-time-in-the-gym

Push yourself with what you have as opposed to always trying to pile more on top of things that aren’t working already.

The days of spending an hour slaving away on the stair stepper, then another hour and a half working out with weights, are over. Most normal people with jobs, kids, school, amongst other things, don't have time for that. It's simply just not smart. There’s a smarter way to build muscle and lose body fat.

 

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Quality Over Quantity; Process Over Outcome

Originally posted at: http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/quality-over-quantity-process-over-outcome

Improvement only comes from letting go of focus on outcomes and learning to experience the sense of flow that drives quality.

Julie wants to make the varsity basketball team. Fully motivated and unsure of where to begin, she decides that she will stay late after open gyms and shoot 200 free-throws every day. She finishes all her reps on day one, but it sure was annoying.

 

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Quality Over Quantity; Process Over Outcome

Originally posted at: https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/quality-over-quantity-process-over-outcome

Improvement only comes from letting go of focus on outcomes and learning to experience the sense of flow that drives quality.

Julie wants to make the varsity basketball team. Fully motivated and unsure of where to begin, she decides that she will stay late after open gyms and shoot 200 free-throws every day. She finishes all her reps on day one, but it sure was annoying. The last 100 shots, her mind is anywhere but on the rim. She’s thinking about what is for dinner, what she’s wearing to the football game Friday, and whether Kevin will be there. She rushes through to get home and on with her life. The next day this pattern is only amplified.

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