In todays episode, I elaborate on the nervous system in general, how it relates to us everyday individuals and our daily lives, and how we can force recovery. Better recovery means better results, and in this case, less stress, and better quality of life. I also jump into how to begin tracking your training, especially if you’re getting to the point where it’s time to step it up a notch, yet avoiding overwhelming yourself.

1:18 – Question 1: “I’ve seen your mentions recently of recovery breathing, and the types of nervous system responses; could you explain further?”

2:34 – Autonomic Nervous System

3:14 – Sympathetic Nervous System

4:47 – Parasympathetic Nervous System

6:30 – Applying It To Our Lives & Training

8:22 – Recovery Breathing Prior to Exercise

9:09 – How to Practice Recovery Breathing Post Workout

11:14 – Primary & Secondary Respiratory Muscles

12:40 – Post Workout Nutrition for Parasympathetic Recovery

16:45 – Question 2: “What’s the best way to track my workouts so that I can see results? I just mostly do full body workouts for fun 2 or 3 times a week, but I’m trying to get serious about gaining some muscle, and I’ve been working on my diet. I’ve only been training for 2 years total, but I’ve taken a couple months off a couple of times in the 2 years.” 

17:32 – Commit

18:37 – Write Out Current Routine

20:20 – Write Out Most Focused Muscle Groups

21:08 – Tally Current Volume

22:45 – Increase Volume to 12 Sets Per Muscle Group Per Week

25:00 – The Remaining Muscle Groups

27:28 – Think Long Term (Periodize)

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