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Taking a Reset Week: If, Why, and How a Reset Week Can Get You Past Your Plateau

Let’s talk about why, when, and how to take a reset week. Reset weeks can be helpful for any exercise program, even if you’re an Evlo member and you know you aren’t overusing your muscles. If you feel like you’re hitting a plateau, I really encourage you to take one of these. Today I’ll talk about why to take a reset week, how it can actually move you forward, some indications that you may need a reset week, and my recommendations for what to do and what not to do during your reset week.

Let’s start by talking about how the body adapts to exercise, and the best way to slowly add muscle without hurting yourself. The most important thing in an exercise routine is loading your muscles so they get stronger. This requires progressive overload or slowly adding more weight or volume as your muscles get stronger. Let’s explain this a bit more.

I go into detail about this in a podcast I did a while back called “Muscle...

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How to Workout When You're Stressed

Today I want to give you some ideas of how to exercise when you’re stressed. We know that exercise can be stress-reducing, but it can also contribute to stress, spiraling the issue. I think a lot of people also avoid moving altogether when they’re stressed because they think they need to have an intense session or why bother. 

However, I’m a firm believer that the better you are at dipping and diving through the obstacles of your life instead of staying rigid, the better your life will be. And, dare I say, the better your health will be. Inevitably, we’re going to go through stressful times. It’s about recognizing when you’re in one and adapting accordingly. 

Today I’ll talk about: 

  1. Why you’re more likely to get injured when you’re stressed 
  2. Neuroendocrine responses to stress 
  3. How to recognize when you’re stressed 
  4. My suggestion for how to exercise when you’re experiencing a mentally...
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"Healthy" and "fit" are not always synonymous. How to create exercise that leads to health AND fitness

How do we create an exercise routine that is linearly improving our fitness levels AND our health, without trading one for the other? 

 

That statement might make you scratch your head because we are so conditioned to believe that a fit person is a healthy person. We believe that as physical fitness rises, so does overall health. Unfortunately, the two are often not synonymous. 

 

Let's define the terms "health" and "fitness."

 

Health could be defined as the absence of disease. 

 

Fitness could be defined as the ability to handle physical challenges. 

 

A seemingly "fit" person can have loads of orthopedic issues, therefore not fall under the "healthy" category. In fact, many "fit" people have trouble handling everyday challenges like climbing stairs and sitting on a hard chair. They may look "fit," but by definition, they can't handle all the physical challenges in their lives, so they aren't classified as "fit" by this...

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