Yoga is so great but you must do something other than yoga in order to be a well-rounded, healthy athlete. Sorry, yogis. But this is true for EVERY sport! My first yoga instructor in college used to lift before she taught our class. She was in awesome shape.
Variety = healthy.
My husband says the Marines trained so they could work hard all day and all night (no burnout) so they did lots of different exercises. I subscribe to this method.
Oorah! (JB’s in there somewhere amongst those skinny men)
So, what’s a yogi to do?
Grab a band or a cable pulley and PULL!
Do pull-ups! And, no, you don’t have to do a “full pull-up” to get the benefit. Grab the Smith Machine and PULL!Hamstrings are especially ignored in yoga. Yes they’re stretched, put the resistance is never placed so that the hamstrings can contract fully. You know what that means, time for some curls!
Curls for the girls!
If you think about what you’re doing, you should also bear in mind what you’re NOT doing. Then go do that.
Love to see my yogi friends at the gym! Send me a picture of you getting your sweat on outside of yoga class and I’ll feature it on the blog. Variety is the spice of life, people. Try something new and stay healthy.
Now go out and run!