What exercises comprise your fitness regime or workout routine that you may like to share with our viewers? From your experience share five strategies to combat injury while training.
I love lunges forward and backward. I feel like they open up my hips and build strength. What I like the most is they can be done anywhere! To help combat injuries, I make sure I am fortified with the right nutrition. I also make sure I layer when I warm up for practice. I find heating my body up really well before I start impact helps loosen my muscles and joints. I also am big on small intrinsic muscle exercises so at least twice a week I do a simple routine that makes sure I work the small muscles that often get ignored in major lifts. A lot of elites get massages and therapy but it has probably been at least 6 years since I got a massage. I have a hard time laying still for that long so I would rather do a strengthening and stretching routine myself to help my muscles relax and rebuild.
Share the diet that you follow to remain healthy and physically fit? Five foods you absolutely love. Supplements that help enhance performance.
I have to be very in tune with my diet. At age 38 my metabolism doesn’t seem to fire as fast as it did at 28. I have found that I have to substitute food a lot more. My dressings are more vinegar based in my salads, I don’t use standard peanut butter, I get low sugar jelly, I pay attention to the Net Carb count, I use Lavish Bread for any type of breads I might need and can even make crackers our of it. I actually do not do the cooking. My husband is the cook of the house and he has found his knitch on how to prepare low fat low carb dinners that are actually appetizing! I will forever be grateful for him cooking because I absolutely hate cooking.
Having to train constantly in extreme climate conditions, how do you take care of your skin and hair?
I always have a good face moisturizer that I use at night and one during the day. When I know I am going to be in the sun I will put on some sport sunscreen that is sport proven (not oily and doesn’t sweat off). For short days I use a moisturizer and makeup that has SPF in it. As for my hair, I have never worried about it. I bleached it, dried it, straightened it and never protected it and the damage was immense. For the last year, I have gone without bleach and I don’t straighten it that much. My hair is healing and the natural curls that I hated when I was younger are coming back and I love them!
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