160415: Massage & Yoga: Muscle Recovery and Relaxation

Hello BosStrong FitStyle Readers 🙂

So many people don’t understand or really grasp the importance of active and practiced RECOVERY for your body.

Whether you lift weights, do CrossFit, play a sport or do Yoga. We all need massage and therapy to keep our bodies happy.  I personally get a Massage and Physiotherapy every month. It keeps my body aligned, helps with muscle development and with any niggles you may have from training.

Here is a great article:

MASSAGE IMPROVES POST-WORKOUT RECOVERY

In a recent study, researchers put 11 young, healthy men through a strenuous workout—the kind that’s almost too hard to finish. To see the effects of massage on muscles, they took muscle biopsies of both legs—before and after exercise, and after 10 minutes of Swedish-style massage. The massage was given right after the workout. The brief massage affected two specific genes in the muscle cells. The first gene decreases inflammation caused by exercise, similar to the relief you get from certain pain medications. The second gene turned up production of mitochondria in the muscles. These are the power houses of cells. They use oxygen and the broken down products of food to generate energy needed by the cells. As muscle cells become adapted to endurance exercise, the number of mitochondria increases. Massage seems to help this process along.

Continue at http://www.mensfitness.com/training/build-muscle/massage-improves-post-workout-recovery

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Yoga:

I absolutely love Yoga for recovery and for the Mind. Come on people, we all know the Mind is connected the body and if you stretch and do Yoga, your Mind and Body connection is even greater.

Yoga boosts Athletic Performance 

http://www.muscleandfitness.com/workouts/workout-tips/5-ways-yoga-can-boost-performance-athletes

Yoga is also good for our Soul! Yes I said Soul! Helps with being more open minded, positive and its a good way to connect with people.

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A great Home Yoga series I absolutely loved and have used myself and recommend. Check it out!

YOGA SERIES AT HOME – ALL LEVELS

I hope you enjoyed! Have a great weekend and continue to smash your goals. If you havent started on your Fitness and Health Journey. START NOW!

Email me at BossStrong@outlook.com

 

Jamie Wilson

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