This has been a long week..I taught 4 Aqua Power Classes in addition to my "normal" P90X workouts. Oh yea and then add in "work" and Off-Ice officiating at 2 RUSH hockey games. What you say? The week isn't over? Oh lord. So this brings up my Tip For the Week.
During a workout, if your heart rate is so high that you can actually see it pulsing...then take a breather...literally.
I tell my class participants this all the time..but apparently I don't practice what I preach.
During my P90X - Core Synergistics' workout on Wed, which was after teaching my Aqua Power class my heart rate decided to take off like it was trying to start up a large engine.
I even took my time with the workout, not feeling terrible but when it was done my heart rate decided to start beating at about 200 bpm. I grabbed my recovery electrolytes' drink, laid on down with my legs up...and waited this out.
After my heart rate finally came back to normal..I was still weak. I took it easy the rest of the night and tried to understand what just happened.
I discuss nutrition ALOT...I know but this is another example of what you eat will determine how you feel. My diet is simple..no sugars, no grains which means fresh stuff...good stuff but I also have a problem with retaining nutrients to fuel my body.
I wake this morning to find a great article posted by Dr. Peter Osborne about Gluten Sensitivity & Magnesium Deficiency . Before I eliminated Grains from my diet...I remember I told doctor after doctor that it felt like my body wasn't properly using ingested nutrients/vitamins ingested. Like I was malnourished even though I was eating "properly". Well they all would look at me like I was crazy and tell me to work out more. (I've been a fitness professional for over 12 years now...and they still didn't take that info in".
After eliminating sugars & grains from my diet...I know now when I'm functioning on proper nutrients. And I also know when I don't have enough nutrients or they aren't processing correctly.
Stuff like your heart rate goes crazy & you collapse.
Looking back on my week so far...little too much and not enough nutrients. Yesterday (Thursday) I started the day with a large glass of electrolytes & himalayan salt...then drank my super Shakeology Shake and made sure to keep drinking water, electrolytes and proper food throughout the day so I was ready to teach Aqua Power last night.
So this is my tip for the week:
Listen to your body and make sure to properly fuel it.
Teri Lang Patterson
Certified Fitness Instructor & Coach specializing in Aqua Power Training, Kickboxing, Weight Training & Yoga.
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