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Growth in Recovery Part 5

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Growth in Recovery Part 5
Whether you are exercising for weight loss, strength, or hypertrophy (muscle growth), the very nature of resistance training is that muscles are damaged during training.  Recovery is the process of the body repairing the micro-damage done to skeletal muscle tissue, and the body’s adaptive response to this process, over time, produces increases in strength, training capacity,  and muscle size. 

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Growth in Recovery Part 4

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Growth in Recovery Part 4
Whatever your fitness goals are, nutrition obviously plays a part in achieving those goals.  Weight-loss, fat-loss, muscle-building, strength, and performance can all be enhanced by manipulating nutrition to be in alignment with your training goals.  This is especially important with peri-workout nutrition, meaning the pre-workout and post-workout meals, as well as whatever nutrients taken in during your workout (or intra-workout nutrition). 

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Growth in Recovery Part 3

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Growth in Recovery Part 3
Why is sleep so important?  Sleep is essential for all of us, and not just because of our athletic endeavors.  Much of the reason why sleep is important has to do with brain health.  Without going into a complex discussion of the brain and how it works during sleep, just know that sleep is a time for brain chemicals to restore and re-balance.  Many of these chemicals play a role in physical recovery as well, notably cortisol and growth hormone.   A lack of sleep can have detrimental effects on energy levels, hormonal balance, appetite, and immune system function.

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Growth in Recovery Part 2

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Growth in Recovery Part 2
Three weeks ago, I started to feel sick.  You might even remember that I submitted a post about whether you should train when you’re feeling sick (see Exercising When Sick – A Good Idea?).  As it turned out, I ended up coming down with the flu.  Yes, the FLU – fever, respiratory issues, body aches, diarrhea, etc.  I really haven’t been THAT sick in a long time.  I spent several days in bed; it ended up taking me out of the gym for over a week

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Growth in Recovery Part 1

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Growth in Recovery Part 1
Very often, articles written by professionals in the fitness industry are centered around training or nutrition.  Likewise, as a coach, the vast majority of the discussions I have with my clients stem from questions about one of these two areas.  Unfortunately, one area that I think we may all be guilty of not trying to adequately understand is the topic of recovery.

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