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Let’s Talk About Recovery

What is Recovery? Recovery is a hot topic in the health and fitness world, and is becoming more and more recognized as just as much an important part of training than training itself. But what are we actually referring to when we say “recovery”? First off, we have to understand the concept of homeostasis. Homeostasis is our bodies’ state of balance of internal physical and chemical conditions; the conditions of homeostasis allow for optimal functioning of the body. Stress refers to any stimulus that throws off this state of homeostasis. This is a huge category and includes things such as temperature, injury, illness, nutrient availability, psychological stress, lack of sleep, and exercise. Stresses can occur concurrently. Recovery is then the process of returning the body to homeostasis after incurring a stress. When exercise is a stressor, recovery especially refers to the restoration of substrate for the body’s...
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Yasmine Mucher

From Toronto, Ontario, Yasmine Mucher is a provisionally certified Athletic Therapist, Registered Kinesiologist, and CSEP Certified Personal Trainer. She started training in circus arts 2008, specializing in all things trapeze. This sparked her love and curiosity for the capabilities of the human body, but pain and injury exposed to her the lack of research and knowledgeable practitioners in the area of circus arts and the needs of the artistic athlete’s body. Graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Dalhousie University in 2017, and an Advanced Certificate in Athletic Therapy from Mount Royal University in 2020, throughout her education and thereafter, Yas worked as a circus performer and coach for people of all ages, applying scientifically informed methods to her own and her clients’ training and reaping the results. www.benddontbreak.net