The weekend has been a heavy mix of sports that only the last few days of winter can provide. Balancing between spectacular conditions for snowboarding, bright sunny skies for early mornings cycling and skating at night when the temperature dips, in addition to regular training measures, it has been the “perfect” weekend of fun sporting activities that has equally put many of my goals to the test.
The vast difference between goal realisation and idle “chit-chat” is of-course a well designed exercise, diet and supplement, along with sport skill work if applicable and complete compliance. Of the latter point, “compliance”, that is one of the first easily seen determinants of successful athletes and the opposite as some “do” and others “talk”.
Don’t “talk”, do.
Seek out your goals with a relentless spirit and do allow yourself to fall short simply because you did not manage all aspects of proper preparation.
Just as it is important to dedicate yourself to your exercise, sport skill development, diet and supplement plan, ensuring optimal recovery is imperative if you wish to realise your goals. Elite teams, coaches and athletes prioritise enhancing muscular recovery and show should the balance of the exercise sector but sadly this is not the case. By targeting muscular recovery, whether your goal is to lose weight, Powerlifting or Bodybuilding or targeting elite athletics, you are significantly more likely to achieve your goals. The following three very broad methods should be used to enhance muscular recovery.
- Contrast showers, Ice and Epsom salt baths, massage therapy and of-course the appropriate amount of sleep
- A balanced dietary approach (see “simplicity”) and supplement regime that includes Modern BCAA+™, USPlabs PowerFULL®, SuperCissus® and USPlabs PRIME® and given a proper diet includes carbohydrates, particularly for athletes with high work threshold demands, USPlabs AP™.
- A balanced exercise regime that stresses range of motion and work threshold development within a encompassing program to ensure optimal recovery.
This weeks Modern Monday is a focused Kettlebell and Medicine Ball routine that will help promote muscular recovery as well improve work threshold and generalised strength levels.
At the start of the routine perform:
Hurdle mobility drills, #5 and #6
7. Duck under, pop up; Stand perpendicular to the hurdles. Duck under the first hurdle with your lead leg. Make sure your movement is initiated by pushing your buttocks back and that your feet always face forward. Stand up from the squatting position after you clear each hurdle.
8. Duck under, twist, stay low; Stand perpendicular to the hurdles. Duck under the first hurdle with your lead leg, and then twist to lead under the second hurdle with your opposite leg. Make sure your movement is initiated by pushing your buttocks back and that your feet always face forward. Stay in a low squat position throughout the drill.
Perform each for 30 seconds with 4 continuous sets for eight minute duration
Tumbling (over ten metres, repeat four times each)
- forward roll to stand
- bear crawl
- spider lunge
How to perform Cossack Squat
At the end of your training session perform the following Range of Motion routine.
Prepared by John Davies
John’s present supplement stack starts daily with the “athlete’s advantage”, Modern BCAA+™, SuperCissus®, USPlabs PowerFULL® and USPlabs PRIME®, along with additional use of Yok3d®, USPlabs AP™ depending upon his training cycle
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