We like to leave each IPF Group with something to Think About upon the completion of their Workout. It may have to do with establishing Positive Behaviors, the Total Sleep Number for the week, trying to Cook a New Dish at Home, or staying On-Schedule. Each day we will try to Educate/Reinforce/Instill Principles, Knowledge, and Information to the IPF Community. This week, the Message is clear: Recovery starts Now!
Not that night, not when the next Meal is consumed, not even in a Hot/Cold Contrast Shower. It Starts Now...as part of your Mentality. Everything you do should be geared towards Rebuilding yourself for your next Workout. We break down at the end of a Workout, you high-five your Partner and many others who Worked Hard, and it begins... Tight Muscles are Rewarded with Massage. Joints are encouraged with Mobility. Excess BodyFat is corrected with Cardiovascular Exercise. Post-Workout Shakes are consumed. The Body benefits from Re-hydration, all of this occurs within the Moments after the Workout. Before your Shower, your walk to the Car, or your last high-five, you know your Plan for the Day. It is Recovery-Based, as is everything you do until the next Workout begins. Every moment that is dedicated and predicated on Good Health is built around your Recovery. Your Daily "Efficiency", Nutritional Plan, Relaxation/Rest/Sleep at Night are all based on what you Did and what you Need. Recovery is not an Accident, it is a Positive Mind-Set that promotes the best possible Performance for your Next Workout by Living each moment until then directed by your Principles, Plan, and Execution.
There is a saying by a friend of mine in our Field that indicates Training=Rehab and Rehab=Training. It asserts that a Smart, Focused, Well Developed Plan is interchangeable between the two, and what is Important for Training is equally necessary in Rehab. Similarly, Recovery=Health and Health=Recovery. The Principles that guide your Recovery are the same that govern your Health. Balanced Nutrition, Muscular Care, Quality Sleep, an Overall Plan, Limiting Stress, etc, are all Essential Components of Success for Recovery and Health. The "Buy-In" is not limited to one Aspect, one Moment, or one Phase of your Life...This is a Polar Bear Plunge rather than a dip your toe in the water.
If you feel Tired for multiple days, recognize that something is wrong, not right. If you are beaten down from your Workouts, then you are not Succeeding, you are coming up short. You are not Fit when you Heart works non-stop, you are Fit when your Hear is efficient. If your Car revved @8000 RPM's all the time, would you think that was normal? Your Recovery enhances your Workout, your Workout Improves your Performance, and your Performance depends on your Recovery...Build "You" back up every chance you get, and soon enough you will see and feel what it is like to be Better than you were.
Keep Building and I will meet you @Success...