The word diet comes from the Greek worddiaita, meaning “a way of life”. Eating to support mental health and wellness is not a one-off event. Rather, it is an ongoing matter of consuming a balanced diet, containing a wide variety of foods in the right proportions. Our brain is an organ that requires different amounts of nutrients for optimal functioning.
When it came to starting the deadlift, they found significant differences between the two styles for the length of the moment arms (fancy French ass words for the perpendicular distance between the line of force and point of rotation. Think of how heavy it feels when trying to carry a 10 lb can of nacho cheese with straight arms compared to how easy it feels when you are embracing and holding the nacho cheese close to your heart.
So, we know poor sleep is not good for our health, and aiming for a quality sleep routine is an excellent goal if we take our physical and mental health seriously. But, what do we mean by sleep health? Sleep health means more than simply the absence of sleep problems. Sleep health refers to sleep patterns that support wellness, performance, and adaptation.
Periodization is the long term trend of what you’re doing. It is the manipulation of training variables to maximize performance at a specific time frame. Think about how an Olympic athlete would structure different volume and intensity within four years in order for the athlete to have peak performance come competition day. Programming, on the other hand, is short term fluctuations in sets and reps that you are currently doing.
To lift maximal weights, the contribution of all possible force of the muscles to overcome the weight on the bar, there cannot be any kinetic chain power leakage. This is analogous with trying to play billiards with a limp rope instead of a stick. I can give you another example of an activity where limpness can lead to extreme disappointment, but this is a family friendly article.
What is anxiety, anyway? That feeling of doom, fear or apprehension is anxiety. It is often accompanied by physical, mental, and behavioral symptoms. Increased heart rate, muscle tension, sweating, and shaking are some of the many ways we can experience the physical effects of anxiety.