• Thoughts from our founder : Sense of gratitude
  • This weeks tip : Overtraining & Recovery ~ Cauy Bell
  • The Goods : News & Updates, Events and Calendar
 Thoughts from our founder, Ryan Ellis 
This week we had the opportunity to visit and network at an event held by NAIT'S graduating Personal Training Diploma students. It brought to mind an immense gratitude for the path life has taken me to be part of an industry stacked full of likeminded individuals who share the same passion for making the world a better place. I wish all the emerging personal trainers and health coaches the very best as they forge a career path forward in one of the most rewarding industries I know. 
I am overwhelmed by gratitude for the amazing team I have been fortunate to build the last few years. My team all share an unwavering passion to help our community live healthy, adventurous, and long lives. Thank you to the Body Architects team for setting the industry standard so high
"Rarely does one have a truly life altering experience but my decision to begin to train with Body Architects has undeniably altered my life for the better"
~ Bob Black
Overtraining & Recovery
~ Coach Cauy Bell

Are you getting adequate sleep, nutrition, recovery time, and active rest to optimize your training goals? 

Do you feel your workouts are lacking, or just not as intense as you want them to be? Could it be that you are fatigued, and overtrained? Recovery is a very important aspect of ones training, and is necessary in order to continue pushing your body to its limits. Study’s show that depending on the type of training an individual is doing, it could take anywhere from 24 to 72 hours of rest, before that muscle is fully recovered, and ready to be trained again.

There are 4 main attributes that I live by to help prevent overtraining in my daily routine.

  • Nutrition & Hydration 
  • Sleep & Rest
  • Relaxation & Emotional Support
  • Stretching & Active Rest

The first attribute is nutrition, and hydration. Nutrition, and hydration plays a massive role in ones health, especially in ones athletic abilities. The second attribute is sleep, and rest. Some would argue this is the most important aspect of a person’s training. This is the stage where the muscle is rebuilt bigger, and stronger after being broken down in the workout. The third attribute is relaxation, and emotional support. Stress has a very negative effect on the human body, and can stunt the performance of an individual. The fourth attribute is stretching, and active rest. By stretching you are allowing your body full range of motion which is so important to live a functional lifestyle.

Without proper recovery periods, overtraining can occur. This is typically when injuries, and plateaus happens. It is important to find a balance between work, and rest ratio. In order to gain, and continue to move forward with your training progress, we have to consistently create a stronger stimulus on the body. This is following the law of supercompensation. This is a great way to continue progressing in your training, but make sure you are giving your body adequate rest it needs to grow. The heavier, and stronger the stimulus you are exerting on your body will require longer recovery periods. After reading this you may be thinking about past times when you were overtraining, and didn’t know it, or possible even overtraining right now! Don’t worry, there are ways to prevent overtraining, and plateaus.

Listen to your body, and how it feels. Train hard, train smart, crush goals!

If some of these concepts seem foreign, unfamiliar or you just don’t know where to start, come see us at Body Architects for a free first-time assessment. We can give you all the tools you need to get on the right track, fix your shoulders and live a happy pain free life with no doubts or worries!
~ Cauy Bell, Body Architects Personal Trainer Practicum Student

references :

Kenttä, G., & Hassmén, P. (1998). “ Overtraining and recovery.” Sports medicine 26, no.1 (1998): 1-16
Rousseau, M. ( 2013). “ is it necessary to rest 24 hours between workouts?” : A. Plowman. , Denise L. Smith. ( 2017). “Exercise physiology, for health, fitness, and performance.” Fifth edition.


Body Architects head trainer Luc Mercier looking pretty for the camera!

Keep your eyes peeled for Body Architects featured article on Fitness & Training for Gamers in next issue of YEG Fitness Magazine! 



Girls Gone Mad heads to Victoria this weekend for K44Fit 12 hour crucible 
Body Architects wishes the best of luck to our Tactical Fitness training group that named themselves Girls Gone Mad ~ Coached by Luc Mercier
The past year has been a remarkable journey for this resilient group of ladies. They set out on a mission to better themselves physically, emotionally, and mentally.. and they exceeded any expectations they put on themselves, and their group. Their coaches couldn't be more proud. They've developed incredible mental toughness and strong intestinal fortitude to put themselves through a training regimen that few have ever done and tested their will and put their bodies to the absolute limit. This weekend marks the climax of the past years efforts. K44Fit Crucible is 12 hours of testing individual will, and the strength of the group. We have witnessed this group galvanize to become as tight knit as any we have seen. We know you will gain great victory in completing K44Fit and wish you all the best! 

THE GOODS : Stay tuned next week for a whole new GOODS segment.... Weekly Recipes & Nutrition!! 

We hope you've enjoyed this issue and we look forward to continuing the conversation in our next issue of The BA Buzz!
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