Personal Trainer Justin Leach advises you on:
Recovery is an important variable that will help you get the best possible result from your workout routine. Rest is the easy part, but recovery takes discipline to implement into your program. Sound nutrition, hydration, and self-myofascial release (most commonly known as foam rolling) are necessities of a proper recovery program.
Implementing proper recovery time will help your body adapt to the stress of exercise and the effects it has on your body. Recovery also allows the body to replenish energy stores and repair damaged tissues.
Sound nutrition allows your body to replenish energy stores, rebuild tissues, and replace vital nutrients lost during training.
Benefits of SMR (self-myofascial release) include correction of muscle imbalances, muscle relaxation, improved neuromuscular efficiency, reduced soreness and increased recovery speed, decreased effects of stress, and increased long term flexibility.
Form matters. No matter what program or training philosophy that you subscribe to, form is one of the most important variables in any training program. Proper form will not only help you target the correct body parts and muscle groups intended, but will more importantly keep you injury-free.
None of us likes dealing with setbacks, especially injuries from improper training. A good rule of thumb is if your form on any given movement is diminishing during the duration of any given set or rep, the weight that you have chosen is likely too heavy.
Concentration with good form is more beneficial than compensating with poor form!
If you have any questions about how to properly integrate these variables into your training program I would be more than happy to meet with you.