Gray Cook said it best “Move well, then move often.” When you look around you see lots of people moving, and they all believe in moving often and end up with many injuries because they don't know or don't take the time to move well first. At Rise we know better. Yes it's not the popular thing, in time others will catch on. We are way ahead of the crowd.
Have you ever noticed that after getting a good rest you felt stronger and performed better? Have you had the chance to learn how Olympic athletes train, rest and recover? Do you know that sleep is more important then nutrition?
What does move well mean? It means you are able to move pain free, with full range of motion, in sync with your breath and maintain integrity of form through the entire movement. Now, yes that is a tall order. No matter how fit you are, you can benefit from honing these fundamental skills.
We will work on the fundamental skills of the movement, including breath. We will go really easy on the joints and muscles. We will stress the nervous system to deliver a better quality of movement. When people are not moving well, they are only reinforcing bad habits, and are causing only more damage and find themselves with all kinds of preventable injuries down the road.
Why do we incorporate this into the program? We can talk until we turn blue in the face and give people all the tricks of the trade. The reality is that less than 1% of the people will actually go home and apply it. Do you do your stretching and corrective exercises that you know your should at home? This provides enhanced balance to the program.
The program is designed for busy people who don't have the time to go workout everyday. The program is specifically designed to be done 3 days one week and 4 days following then back to 3 days. On the days of not training, those days are used to rest the muscles and grow. This program has worked amazingly for those who followed it and it only takes 3 to 4 days a week.
Often I hear concerns that I am going to get fat if I don't workout. Truth is everyone can lose weight without working out. Fat percentage is not so much result of training as much as it is on what people eat, drink and how they sleep.
The recovery week is perfect to loosen the body, schedule in more sleep, improve the mechanics of movement and breath as all those parts will play their role in the training that follows. Everything that follows is built on this week, and each week is designed to build the foundation for the next week.