Life can definitely cause us to feel stressed at times, so remember that it is okay to feel as though you have a weight on your shoulder and that you just want to hide away for a few days.
When you feel like this, allow these feelings to exist and know that they are temporary. Let your body know that it is okay to want to rest. Give the body what it asks for.
Don’t resist feelings. Love yourself.
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All The Best,
Live Like KK x
How often should you have a deload week?
For those of you that are not aware, a deload is when you schedule in a reduction in your training volume. The main reason for this is to help improve your workouts when you begin your next cycle.
You drop the weight that you lift or you may even train less than you normally do.
I often take a deload week around every 3-4 weeks, however everyone is different. Many people believe that scheduling in a deload will hinder the progress that they make.
Deload weeks can occur on a natural basis, for example when you are on holiday or even when you are busy and do not train as frequently as you normally do.
As a general practice, it is good to schedule these in or just give yourself a week off from training at least every 12 weeks.
It is vital to listen to what your body is telling you. If your body is feeling tired or your performance when it comes to training starts to fall then you know that is the right time to have a lighter week.
When we are either sick or injured, we instantly think that the right thing is to drop calories.
This is not the correct move. I repeat, this is not right at all.
Let me tell you why.
Healing physically uses up lots of energy. Infections, muscle and bone recovery use alot more extra energy.
Calories are units of energy. If we have less calories, we have less energy. This means a longer recovery period.
The calories that we burn through exercising are actually only a small proportion of the total calories that our body requires. Most are needed when we rest.
The best thing to do is to keep your intake consistent and only adapt it if it is highly necessary.
If you notice that you are consistently gaining weight then drop food slightly, or if you are dropping weight because your body is using more energy, increase your food slightly.
The main thing is to listen to your body and give it what it needs.