Congratluations to all who trained with effort and consistency across the five weeks of our April program. Special mention to our April award winners:
Wattle Park am
Spirit of Bootcamp – Sharon Olsen, Daphne Tan
Most improved – Adrian Godlee, Sharan Jassal
Encouragement/consistency – Brian Noone
Wattle Park pm
Spirit of Bootcamp – John Boyle, Con Tavlaridis
Encouragement – Annie Shannon
Spirit of Bootcamp – Angela Johnson
Most improved – Phil Anderson
Encouragement – Clare Regan
Congratulations to Nikki Wagstaff (Fawkner Park) on her recent marriage.
A massive round of applause to Jan Palamara (Wattle Park) and husband Rob on their recent business award.
A shout out to our ‘Fit for Life’ overseas travellers:
Congratulations to Terry McAleenan (Wattle Park) who, together with a dedicated team, completed an epic 285km charity bike ride in cold and wet conditions in support of The Fathering Project. The Fathering Project works to ensure every child has an engaged Dad or father-figure in their lives. Thank you to all Living Edge members for their encouragement and support.
Well done to all who participated in the Mother’s Day Classic walk or run in support of Breast Cancer research. We love this photo of Thierry (Fawkner Park) and his beautiful family!
The Rapid Ascent trail series is a great first step for anyone looking to try trail running. The races are ‘fun, scenic and rewarding’ and the range of distances means there is an option for everyone.
Amid the determination to reach our goals for physical health, we often overlook the important role of recovery. For exercise to be of benefit in improving physical performance, training sessions must challenge our current limits and, in doing so, place our bodies under physical stress and strain. Recovery plays a vital role in allowing the muscles, joints and cardiovascular system to repair and adapt to these stresses, such that our long-term performance is enhanced. Recovery is crucial not only to optimizing performance and reducing injury risk, but in ensuring long-term participation.
During training, our muscles are subjected to microscopic damage and, as such, we must allow time between sessions for our muscles to repair and for our bodies to rebuild muscle tissue. Allowing time for the muscle adaptation process to occur will maximise gains in strength, endurance and overall fitness. wellbeing.
What happens if I don’t recover well?
Neglecting recovery can hinder progress, increase the chance of injury and undermine your overall wellbeing.
Overtraining is a condition that can occur if we continue to push our bodies without allowing sufficient recovery. This condition leads to generalised fatigue, a decline in performance and a heightened risk of injury. However, we can mitigate the risks of overtraining by incorporating planned recovery into our routine. At Original Bootcamp sessions, your instructors design programming to minimise the risks of overtraining. We do this by focussing on different muscle groups, movement patterns and energy systems in successive sessions and by periodizing the training load over the course of a month to ensure the sustainability of your training. However, you also need to play a role in ensuring you are getting adequate recovery.
How can I incorporate recovery into my training routine?
Rest days, active recovery sessions and adequate sleep are all effective ways to help your body recover from intense exercise. Maintaining a healthy balance between stress and recovery is vital not only for repairing damaged tissue but for restoring energy levels and preventing mental and emotional burnout. As you no doubt experience for yourselves, engaging in regular exercise releases endorphins, reduces stress levels and improves mood. However, it too can lead to burnout if recovery is no factored into the equation. Allowing your mind and body time to recover, recharge and relax is vital to your overall wellbeing.
Intentionally integrating recovery into your exercise program is recommended for the best outcomes. Some suggestions for achieving this include:
Don’t let recovery take a backseat to your training. Its role in promoting a healthier, fitter you is of equal value.
For those interesed in greater detail, the following reading is recommended:
COMMUNICATION via What’s App Community Group
A LIVING EDGE COMMUNITY GROUP has been set up on What’s App, which will allow you to receive important updates/program changes and event news from your coaches. This group will be used for one-way communication only so you won’t be bombarded with notifications. Anyone not yet a member of The Living Edge Comunity Group is encouraged to join HERE
The OBC staying connected group will continue to be used for two-way banter between groups members and for the sharing of photos, etc after sessions. If you are interested in joining the two-way chat, in addition to the community group, please click here.
UPDATE YOUR EXERCISE QUESTIONNAIRE DETAILS
In order for us to ensure we can cater for individual need and modify exercises according to any medical concerns or issues, it is important that your pre-exercise questionnaire remains updated at all times. Please get into the habit of checking this each month when you enrol, as well as anytime there is a change in your health status.
Please also check that emergency contact details remain up-to-date.
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