What according to you is a good warm-up & why is it so important before a workout session? Five Key stretches before entering the ring?
Callisthenic stretching, most people think slow stretching but I think that’s better for after a match. I make sure I do neck stretches, shoulder, jumping squats, jump rope with my head phones on, I do a lot of kicks so I make sure my legs are stretched. Kicking stretching and moving stretching to make sure your bloods flowing and your joints are warmed up and then after the match a nice slow stretch.
Before starting resistance training, what are the key points to keep in mind? Ideal strength workout for a beginner looking for weight loss?
- Muscle weighs more than fat, so the scale isn’t always honest. So measure inches over pounds. Because sometimes you feel I’m at a plateau even though I’m losing inches and feel good but not losing any weight so it’s important to keep in mind.
- Water is the key to life. Especially women we hold onto fat bc were not drinking enough water.
- Diet, and I’m not saying you have to eat all protein bars and protein shakes it’s more about eating cleaner foods, be aware of what oils you’re cooking with, the air fryer is awesome. Everything in moderation.
Being a wrestler, you have faced some injuries during your career. How do you go about to recover from them? Also share some precautions specifically for women while training?
Physical therapy is one of those things that people don’t give enough credit to. The personal trainers are so important for us, helping us recovery, working around the injuries once you come back. Always do your rehab and make sure you rest and let your body heal.
What does your first meal of the day look like? Five foods to kick start the day?
Breakfast is the most important!
- Oatmeal, chia seeds, flax seeds, Kodiak has a really great protein oatmeal
- Eggs are the best!! With the yolks, I don’t believe in the egg white hype
- Avocadoes- good fats
- Good smoothie- good fresh fruits or veggies with protein
- Good parfait- granola, fruit etc.
I think the rawer the sugar the better, not artificially sugar stuff. Eat real sugars not processed stuff.
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