Exercise isn’t all about your body. In fact, building muscles and conditioning your heart and circulatory system are mere side effects of working out. Exercise is really about your brain. But not just any exercise. It’s one that challenges, frustrates, and rewards to an extent that signals neuronal changes in the brain. While resistance training is known to not just train your muscles but also the muscle-nerve connection, there is so much more to it. With 80-100 billion nerve cells, known as neurons, your brain is capable of some astonishing feats. If you understand how to make your brain change for the better, you know the ultimate longevity secret to keep your mind bright and clear and your body capable of performing at the age of 100.
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 do we call the 6-Minute Workout, an adaptation of High-Intensity Strength Training, the closest thing available to a magic pill for your health and wellbeing? Learn here about the 18 health & wellbeing effects, which you can only achieve in one go by doing a correct strength training workout.