Climbing a mountain is no easy feat. Although I trained [hard] for a year before attempting to summit Mount Everest in the spring of 2018, I still fell victim to health issues that prevented me from reaching the top. This time, I’m employing some new techniques to help my body learn to recover more efficiently. My goal is to train harder and therefore be even more prepared to summit on my next attempt in April 2019. The first is heat and ice contrast therapy, which helps the body learn to rapidly adapt to changing conditions. The below information is from my friends at Symmetry. They’re the real experts, and I encourage you to check them out!
Let’s talk about stress. No, not that stress. You’re probably thinking about the stress of your schedule or of the bills coming up. I’m talking about your body’s stress response. Whether it’s responding to extreme temperatures or trying to keep up with a tough workout, how your body responds can affect its performance! Want to improve your performance? Improve your body’s response to stress at its most basic level…breath.