Recovery is Key – Stretching is not Optional

Morning Weigh-in: 171
Breakfast:  3 – AcidCheck Caplets, 2 – Slimming Formula, 2 – Cordastra2 –  Vector450, and Chocolate Shakeology
Lunch: Turkey and Avocado on Wheat, Kettle Chips, Water
Recovery:  90 Minute Deep Tissue Massage
Dinner: Pork Chop, Red Potatoes, Green Beans, Water
Recovery: Foam Rolling on Rumbleroller – 2 hour
Dessert: Cheez-its

The last month or so I have been dealing with a overly tight left backside. Turns out that the majority of the problem was in my back and not the glute as I have been suspecting. The hamstring and glute have been painfully tight and it has been affecting my running and cycling. The massage I received today helped to relieved some of the tightness, but I know that I need to stretch more if I am to get full release on the tension. I have never been very good at stretching and that goes back to when I started sports as a kids. Flexibility is so important in achieving your full potential as an athlete as well as it is important for every day mobility, especially as you get older. I wanted to start using Insanity: The Asylum Volume 1 and Insanity: The Asylum Volume 2 in my triathlon training today, but opted to rest the body and focus on proper recovery to prevent a serious injury. I have been so lucky that I haven’t pull my hamstring or strained my back. We’ll see how the massage helps my mobility tomorrow. I don’t know if I’ll be doing any training, but you can bet I’ll be stretching!

Maybe you’ll catch me stretching out in public like these guys http://youtu.be/Sk0c1kh0BHI Not! Well maybe sometimes 😉

Disclaimer: I am a triathlete with a full racing season which includes training for the 2014 Ironman Lake Tahoe (my first Ironman). I am not eating with the intention of weight loss but rather to maintain weight and fuel my addiction to the sport, plus I have a wicked sweet tooth ;-). So here is a simple rule of thumb, if you are not as active as I am, don’t eat everything that I eat. But if you would like help finding out a meal plan and workouts that would be good for you, please don’t hesitate to text or call me at 775-722-8184 or Facebook me at www.facebook.com/fityak. Looking forward to hearing from you!

 

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