BODY AND AMBITION – MOVING FORWARD ACCORDINGLY
Somedays my body is not matching my attitude and ambitions. Some days I have soreness, aches and crankiness. These are the days when it’s important to know how to slow down and go through soft motions. To basically know how to slow down and tune in. Go with the energy flow that most synchronizes the entire bodily state. Know where you’re at physiologically on a day to day bases and moving forward accordingly.
ACTIVITIES ON THESE DAYS
On these days, I like to focus on a lot of warm up type activities. I always start on a stationary bike to get the tissues warmed up. I focus more on stabilization endurance of the lower body, upper body, and core. I focus more on hip and shoulder mobility. I focus at a more neuromuscular type pace. Slow, soft pace. In tune with my body and my current physiological state.
FAMILIARITY AND THE BROAD SPECTRUM OF EXERCISE
In truth, this is where some experience and knowledge comes into play. Making each exercise session a progression, whether its at a slower pace then your previous workout, is often understanding the broad spectrum of what could be considered exercise. Knowing what to kind of moves, techniques, pace, and intensity to apply at a given moment. In a lot of ways, it has a lot to do with being familiar with your own body and knowing what kind of actions are best in tune with your current physical state and capacity.
GRADUALLY BUILD UP
Truthfully, I don’t think you should have to force physical exertion unto the body. When understanding where to start from based on your current physiological state, and knowing how to gradually build up, at the right pacing, greater levels of exertion naturally develop without forcing it, overtime.
DON’T COMPARE TO THE LAST ONE
Lastly, you should not compare each workout session to your last. I’m almost never feeling the same way as I did in my last workout. This is where bodily awareness, and having the skill, knowledge, and understanding of the subtleties of exercise come into play. Every session can be a step forward, even if it’s not as intense or explosive as the last session. In fact, some of my best session are the ones where I accept where I’m at for that day, tune into the body, and gradually build up from there.
Peace & Love,