I’ve decided to come up with a new at-home workout list, aka my at-home “physical therapy list.”
I’ve mentioned me attempting to do this before (about a month ago), and it pretty much was a failure. I know, I know, I should remember to do these exercises. My my leg was feeling great and I was doing really well, and then after ramping up how many ballet classes I’m doing and my running workouts–it started to ache a lot again. I had also started to slack a little bit with icing my leg, which I imagine wasn’t helping matters. Fortunately, I’ve done a pretty good job at remembering to drink enough water with a few exceptions.
My local dance studio recently ran an article about how to fuel, before, during and after dance workouts, Eat While You Workout?
The article has great tips such as making sure you aren’t running on empty when you show up to class–I’ll admit, I’m guilty of this a lot of time. To prevent this, munch on some fruit, an apple, a granola bar, or even some gels or gummies like many of us use for running (I love Clif Shot Bloks)! You should also consider eating during (again, the gels or shot bloks are great for this) if you’re taking classes back to back. As always, make sure you refuel afterwards, too. And don’t forget to hydrate!
Nearly 50 people took my reader survey that I put out a few weeks ago–thank you everyone! You’re answers and information will help me put together a better blog! I’ll be putting a summary of what I found out from it up on the blog (and in my media kit) once I get a chance to go through it and digest all of the things you guys wrote.
I have a pretty busy week ahead of me (with Easter Weekend coming up next weekend) and although I’m going to try to get as many good posts up as I can!
Time for a poll:
Personally, I think I’d choose flexibility, just because I’ve always wanted to be flexible and stretch my legs higher in class. Being able