Riley’s Check In

The New Year is well underway. In the aftermath of the holidays and having rescued a new dog member, it has been a challenge to attend to my own workout routine as much as I would like. I have also been limited from high impact training such as running and jumping due to recovery for an Achilles tendonitis issue. However, with modifications I have been doing Crossfit, and am slowly increasing the pace as I’ve been healing.

I have been stretching and foam rolling to reduce soreness and tightness after workouts, and sometimes before, as well. Because I know firsthand how helpful it can be I encourage my clients to incorporate foam rolling with their stretching. Stretching is an important part of any workout.

On the nutritional supplement front I’ve recently added Nzero made by Cellucor and Con-cret made my Promera Sports to my diet. I am excited to use both to help increase my strength and optimize my circulation during workouts. I have tried Nzero before and love how warm it makes me feel. Having better blood flow in my workouts is crucial for avoiding muscle strains or tears.

I am currently preparing for an upcoming competition at Crossfit Versitile on February 26. Because my Achilles tendon is still healing I will not be running in this competition, though I’m looking forward to tackling that challenge in future. I’ll be participating this time around mostly to support my box and community. I’m looking forward to having fun fun and also gaining more experience as a competitive athlete.

If you are looking for a personal trainer to help you with your personal fitness goals and who provides support and encouragement while challenging you to keep improving then contact me to set up an introductory session.

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