Training for various events is becoming more and more popular among the fitness community. Whether you’re competing in Cross Fit, Marathons, Martial Arts, or Tough Mudders, you’re pushing your body to its limits on a regular basis. Learn how our guest blogger mixes in yoga as a cross-training activity to compliment her intense training.
My Recipe for Balance: Add equal parts of aggressive and lovely
My yoga practice provides the perfect balance for my new favorite activity. I am taking classes in Krav Maga, which is Israeli Combat fighting training. This is hard core, tough training that uses the total body.
I attend yoga on the days following my classes and the stretches and poses are the perfect way to care for my muscles. It’s almost like having a massage as I go through my yoga practice, each pose, each flexing, a way to celebrate all the things my body can do. Yoga is perfect. It keeps me flexible and strong in between tough punching and kicking. Great balance!
Thank you for sharing your experiences, Diana! We at Pretty Hard Work have experienced the restorative benefits of yoga too and love what it does for our minds and bodies.
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Using a variety of exercises to enhance your training is important for a number of reasons. We are discussing the benefits of including a yoga practice in your training routine. Yoga is much more than a series of stretches and poses. Learn how a yoga practice will help you maintain balance through your body and training.
We work hard to find the right balance in our training routine. There are many things to consider when choosing the types of workouts and activities that will maximize our performance. A steady Yoga practice can serve as a very helpful cross-training exercise. Use the following tips to help you determine if Yoga is a good addition to your training routine and what type of Yoga practice you should consider.
Here at PrettyHardWork we do enjoy our yoga classes immensely. Unfortunately, we have found ourselves putting our yoga practice on the back burner when we enter into a more intense training of some sort. And we miss it. Dearly. So, we turned to the experts, seeking a permission of sorts, to find out, “are there benefits to practicing yoga during an intense training routine?”
Learn why maintaining your yoga practice supports a number of training activities and why it would be beneficial to include it in your routine.
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