Jingle bells, ji-jingle bells, gin-gin cin-cingle bells!... After popping the corks and soaking 2020 in excellent sparkling wine and high volume "elixir", the next day the stomach starts rumbling, the head booming and the body screaming for water. Holiday celebrations are meant to be enjoyed, which we usually exaggerate a little thanks to our human nature. Too much eaten, too much drunk, who can't relate to that? To make sure you can swing into the days after the party feeling at your best, we have compiled a damage control measure list. With this knowledge, you will stay in top shape despite double portions and % volume content in your glass!
Often, we come out of a workout disappointed because the Row output showed -3.4%, Chest Press -7.0%, Pull Down -12.5%, and your all the times most favourite overhead Press -17.9%. Why is that so? And why appreciating the feeling even more than the numbers is so powerful? As the year is coming to an end, it's time to get cozy, relax, and zoom out for that more complete view, reflect, connect the dots, experience a few aha! moments. Become aware and appreciate the experiences that no power score on the screen could ever capture. Discover the richness that goes beyond the numbers – the richness of the felt experience of those 20 minutes every week trying to increase your strength.
Top performers know that recovery is as important as training. Apart from good food and high-quality sleep, joyful movement is paramount for your mental and physical recovery and relaxation. Learn in this blog all you need to know about taking a relaxed walk, the effects it has, and how you can unlock a state of super recovery by combining it with a simple technique.
Why has it been recommended for so many years to warm-up before exercise and to stretch afterward with a "threat" your muscles would "shorten"? The musculature cannot shorten. Instead, it gets tense and cramped. This is how the so-called fascial adhesions occur. Now, let's get into a comfortable stretch pose and talk about when and how to stretch and warm-up correctly. It's a SPA for your body and I promise you'll learn to truly enjoy stretching. Warm-up? You don't need any before AURUM workout. Here's why.