Today is the first active recovery day of the program. I watched KAGED MUSCLE athlete Jesse Norris compete in a local strongman competition which, of course, he won. Jesse is the world’s strongest pound-for-pound powerlifter and just an incredible all-around athlete. Besides this, I’ve taken some time out to relax with friends while remaining in control of my diet, not allowing others around me to influence what I eat. This is something you’re going to need to do as well throughout this trainer because there will always be temptation and excuses; don’t succumb to them! Don’t see weekends as a time where it all stops because your meals, supplements and hydration always need to remain at the forefront of your mind.
Relaxation is actually a very important part of a healthy lifestyle because it helps lower your cortisol levels, which is your stress hormone. Having chronically elevated cortisol levels can make you more vulnerable to serious illnesses like cancer and heart problems. Cortisol can also catabolize muscle tissue and make losing fat a lot harder, so always make time to relax.
Tag me on your socials with #HardcoreTrainer2 and let me know what relaxing activities you have planned for today!
Other than your 2 cardio sessions today, relax.