CHELSEA'S PRE & POST WORKOUT RITUAL.
We all know that consistency and routine play such a key role in our progress & results, but our workout routine alone can’t take all the credit. The rituals you complete pre and post-workout are so crucial as they can allow you to get stronger, have more energy & recover at a faster rate.
Master Trainer Chelsea has put together some of her go-to pre & post workout rituals, to leave you with a little inspiration.
A good night's sleep is something so obviously important, but SO necessary. Realistically, I try to prioritize at least 6/7 hours every night to feel super fresh in the morning.
If you’re someone who doesn’t need a coffee to start your day, what’s that like??
Haha, I start my day with a little hydration station. I start with a herbal tonic, watered down in a glass of water - with my multivitamins. Followed straight away with a coffee. Personally I don’t like pre-workout or supplements of that sort, so I find my hydration station is the way to go.
Nothing sets me up better than feeling fresh before stepping on the mat. For me, putting on activewear that feels like a second skin and hugs me good, instantly gives me that extra motivation to move. I wash my face, pull my hair back & put a good playlist on - vibes are instantly high.
Post class in studio & online we offer a stretch - which I HIGHLY recommend making time for. I feel incomplete leaving a class and not stretching out. Even when I go to my boxing/conditioning sessions I stay afterwards for a stretch to cool & calm my body down.
Eat & Hydrate:
Post workout hydration is huge. Just as important, is re-fueling on something fulfilling and dense with nutrients. I find loading up on healthy fats satisfies me the most, and they are also great for muscle recovery. My favourite post workout meal is a LARGE plate of sides - avocado, salmon, mushrooms, eggs ect ect! And please, don’t shy away from carbs - we love them.
Post shower I like to use magnesium spray, apply moisturiser & serums, and use essential oils. This sounds like a lot of admin, but I promise it's super quick and is a good little reset to get on with the day.