Friday, March 29, 2013

Leveraging Individuality

Individual exercise and nutrition programming is exactly that: Individual.  There is no absolute right way to do it, no matter what the mainstream dictate is.  I observe greater degrees of success when the program is designed for the person.  There is a logic to our preferences that can be dialed in to bring us to where we want to go.

For those of us who are programmed to operate to swing between extremes:  Leverage the extremes so that they serve what we are seeking.  If you tend to fall off your training program make sure your program is periodized to include natural breaks or "fallout".  If you tend toward extreme nutrition practices incorporate carb cycling or intermittent fasting so that your practice feels familiar but the result will increase your health and wellbeing. 

For those of us who are programmed to longterm routine:  Leverage that consistency so that it yields the desired result.  Change the variables of the routine such that the routine creates change, but keep the basic structure and timing steady. Variables to shift might be: intensity, number of reps, amount weight, style of training, macronutrient ratios, and rest times.

Embodiment is as individual as we are. Physical practice is about working with ourselves to bring our best self forward.