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A long-time friend once told Patrick, "Your body is your means of transportation for life. Do you want to drive a Ferrari or a piece of junk?" The basic point being that you only get one body in life, so why would you not do everything you can to keep it in great health? However, this doesn’t mean that your physical appearance is more important than what is going on inside your body. When you look at a Ferrari, you immediately notice the sleek lines and beautiful curves that define this one-of-a-kind sports car. But what good is this incredible exterior without a well-tuned engine under the hood? The same holds true for your body so keeping your interior systems/organs functioning properly is key. For this reason, Patrick uses an inside out approach to training which relies on four keys to great health.
1.Nutrition is the single most important thing that you do for your body. All of the exercise in the world is worthless if you aren’t putting the right things in your mouth. The phrase, “you are what you eat,” is more than just an old saying with no validity. We understand that there is a lot of information out there regarding nutrition and diets and the right foods to eat. Unfortunately, much of this information is confusing and even contradictory.
Feel free to call or email me so we can discuss topics regarding healthy foods and how to put together a nutrition plan that works for you .
2.Resistance Training is anything that gives resistance against your muscles. The most traditional resistance training is dumbbells or barbells, but it can take on many other forms as well. Cable machines, pulley systems, elastic bands, and even using your own body weight are all ways to give your muscles resistance. Many people see weight training as isolating body parts one muscle group at a time, but that ideology has changed dramatically in recent years.
3.Cardiovascular Exercise is anything that gets your heart pumping at an elevated speed. This includes: walking, jogging, bike riding, swimming, playing sports, dancing, rollerblading, or really anything that gets that heart rate up. The more muscle groups you are using, the harder the heart is working.
4.Rest and Recovery encompasses getting the proper amount of sleep each night so that your muscles grow from the efforts you put into your workouts. Sleep is now known to be a dynamic process, and our brains are active during sleep. Sleep affects our physical and mental health, and is essential for the normal functioning of all the systems of our body, including the immune system.
The effect of sleep on the immune system affects one’s ability to fight disease and endure sickness. The second is planning your workouts in order that each body part can fully recover from the previous workout.