Most training programs I see these days focus mainly on exercise selection. Exercise selection is key when it comes to a thorough and successful program. Progressing a client through a program is a bit of an art form. It takes experience, and lots of trial and error to figure out what works.
This past weekend I had the pleasure of hosting an event called the Seattle Ignited Women Project. One of the questions I continue to get about creating the event, was “WHY? Why this event? Why now?” (along with the obligatory head cocked to the side, and “that’s so much work!”) And my answer may surprise you (or it may not)… Especially Reason #6.
Heart Rate Variability (HRV) allows you to dial in exactly what is going on with your body on a daily basis and helps guide your training process over the long term as well. It’s a tool to give you insight into your body’s response to stress, which goes way beyond the physical implications.
In the past, I would have criticized my body and promised myself an endless amount of cardio and a limited amount of calories to be able to wear the bikinis I was buying. Not fun (nor healthy)…
I think this entire Bikini and Summer Body sales job is just another way to shame women into hating their bodies and making us feel like we need all the quick fixes to feel worthy to wear a bikini. I’m calling Bullshit on the whole thing, and I think you should too.