Hard fought game by the #ladymaples ! Well played ladies - a great game to watch. BIG Congrats to the Women’s National Team on silver after a tough battle with Puerto Rico in the finals. @volleyballcanada #gocanadago#VCNationals
STOP LIFTING TO FAILURE.
Lifting to failure causes tremendous amounts of muscle damage fatigue to the CNS. And I’ll say it for the hundredth time, muscle damage is not an optimal method of adaption. It has its place as a PHASE of adaption, but a program shouldn’t be centered around it.
Save your CNS by stopping about 2 reps short of failure. Instead of mindlessly going through reps and sets, pay mindful attention to the movement and how its affecting your body. If your form starts to deteriorate, or you’re questioning whether or not you can do another rep, you’re close to failure. Stop there.
In the video I pause for about 1 second after each rep to think about how the last one felt, and ended up stopping at 5 reps, 2 reps short of failure. Doing this allows me to keep some gas in the tank while still sending an optimal strength building signal while
Tale #3 Immunosenescence is aging of immune system, characterized by decreased number of naive T cells and increased proportion of memory T cells , leading to reduced immunologic challenges response (old dog does not learn new tricks). Mounting research suggests aerobic exercise over time increase naive T cells, reversing a key feature of aging immune system . The study below found that increase of 10 ml.kg/mi VO2 max above average , can decrease senescent T cells by ~ 10% !!!. We have to see the effect of chronic cardio training on aging that may not be captured only by VO2 comparisons. 🧐 Evidence rating: Med-low (4 out of 5) by the Oxford Centre for Evidence-based Medicine 🤓 Ref: Several, here is a nice one -> Aerobic fitness is associated with lower proportions of senescent blood T-cells in man
• The sun came out and stayed out today and it was a beautiful thing to see along with the fact that ice cream and sprinkles went with it but who are we really kidding? Ice cream and sprinkles can go with rain, snow, hail, wind, really any weather scenario you can think up, ice cream would add that dandy little pick-me-up to it so if you didn’t think so, here’s your sign and you’re welcome for the permission to enjoy it anytime in any weather 😂🙃. Don’t forget to sweat it all out an hour later with your grinder of a workout in a warmmmm gym while doing mostly legless Olympic lifts to get back under a bar again 🤙🏻.
Even if your hands tremble & your voice shakes....
SPEAK THE TRUTH!!!
Had an awesome opportunity this weekend to help a powerful crowd of folks fire up their morning and get ready for the #rjcorman 5k!!
I was so nervous getting up there, BUT I washed it all away with an overflow of gratitude and excitement!!
WE CAN DO SCARY THINGS!!
We can do tough things
When we do, we LIVE life a lil more awesomely
When was the last time you took a
trip outside your comfort zone?!
Two meters deeper, four meters away from a personal best (not that that matters so much but still is very exciting!!) and in many ways surprisingly easier than any of my dives in the past. The relaxation, the courage, the equalization, the flow-state, the breathe-up just clicked right into place during my dive today.
The main reason why - I really think it just comes down to experience and practice. Depth for me just takes time and patience in order to adapt the body and mind, to build up the depth (repeatedly!) in small steps and also time to know myself and discover what works and what doesn't work, for me personally, in my training and in my life in general.
For sure it's by getting to know myself that I can only begin to understand my freediving. Achievement, courage, relaxation and peace in my freediving have meaning and presence only when they have meaning and presence within me.
It's taken a long while to learn how to be at peace with the way that I am and also just with the way that things are. Listening to my intuition, dealing with my stuff (still dealing with my stuff) making difficult yet necessary decisions, A LOT of trial and error, also learning how to train in a way to avoid injury / sickness - all this and so much more in my life and in my freediving. •
It was only through this long, ongoing process, that I could get to know myself and develop the knowledge, the nurturing love and confidence within me that I could experience love and confidence during my dives. For sure what I experience on my freedives all come from who I am.
The take-away - Life is so wonderful, it really is, so if you feel like the excitement, the beauty, and the zest is missing in your life, try making a beautiful place for yourself within yourself, then just let that natural beauty flow into your life and into the big things you are up to. ❤️💫 Photo by the talented @daanverhoevenfreediver
The only thing that is certain in the life of an athlete is that your career will one day come to an end. Whether it's in high school, college, or those that are blessed enough to play professionally, we all know that the day will come in which we take our jersey off for the last time. There will be one last pre-game pep talk. One last post-game prayer. One last time to go to battle with a group of guys who ultimately become family. There is no questioning this. Ther is no controlling this. The only aspect that is loosely in our grasp is whether the career ends victoriously or in defeat.
Last night I watched a group of guys battle till the very last pitch in a season that was by all accounts successful but fell short of the ultimate goal. For some, this was the last time they will play catch with a teammate before a game. Perhaps next time it will be with a son or daughter, but it will never be the same. For the fortunate, they might get a shot at the next level. But one thing is for sure, all of us who have put on a uniform and in the end, have had to force ourselves to take it off, knowing it would be the last time as a player can empathize with you. It might be the ending of one chapter, but it is the beginning to something greater.