🤯Rest and Recovery are not the same🤯
Rest is living your life. Doing your thing. Want to go for a walk? Sure. But try and convince me that running, rowing, biking 5k is justifiable.
You’re correct, it’s not the same as squatting. It’s also not the same as rest.
What you need to remember is the gains you make in the gym are transformed on your days off.
Respect the rest day, you won’t regret it.
Agree? Disagree? I’d love to hear why.
Tag a friend who needs more rest.
From @activeliferx :
Rest days are imperative.
If the feeling you get from being in the gym or breaking a sweat has become so intoxicating that you cannot skip a day, you should skip two.
In all seriousness, this is as much a legitimate concern as people who do not train at all.
If you find yourself struggling to take a day off, please, speak with your coach and design a plan together that you can stick to.
If this post hits home for you, it means you are working hard enough and you are missing out on some of the results. You deserve those results.
Take a rest day.
What is glute activation?
For many individuals, their glutes often remain ‘inactive’ or ‘switched off’. Inactive glutes can mean that the muscles are weak and are not relied on as much as they should be during physical movements. Glute activation refers to ‘activating’ (also known as ‘firing up’) the muscles in an effort to strengthen them. .🍑
What causes weak glutes?
While there are many reasons why an individual might have weak glute muscles, one of the main causes is that many of us are living increasingly sedentary lifestyles. Many jobs now involve people sitting down for a big part of their day, or after a long day of work we go home and sit on the couch; this means that the gluteus muscles can become dormant more than they should be. Another reason why someone might have weak glutes could be because of poor form and generally over-relying on other muscles during everyday movements, which contributes further to the muscles remaining inactive. .
Why is glute activation important?
Learning to activate your glutes is important so that you can strengthen them. Strong glute muscles are extremely important as these muscles can have a major impact on your overall body strength; your glutes support your core, help to support a range of exercises and compound movements, as well as help avoid muscle imbalances which can lead to decreased mobility.
Considering this, it makes sense that under-utilised glutes can contribute to a range of health issues including poor posture, lower back pain, balance issues, lack of strength, muscle pain, and could potentially increase the risk of injury. .
By performing a warm-up that specifically focuses on activating your glutes, you are helping to create a mind-body connection. This can then transfer into your workout, where your focus will be on ensuring your glute muscles remain engaged throughout each exercise. .
There a multiple of exercises to target gluteus , but I found hip Bridge one of my favourite exercise to really switched on your gluteus . .
Having trouble activating your gluteus ? Please send me a email linked in my bio , I would love to help you 🍑
Happy Friday 😃 ...