Stress can affect how your body recovers and benefits from exercise. When you're particularly stressed, that is NOT the time to switch things up, avoid moving altogether or ramp up the intensity. All those things will backfire.
In today's episode, Dr. Shannon discusses how the neuroendocrine system responds to stress and best practices for exercising during a particularly mentally stressful time.
2:50 Physical pain associated with mental/emotional stress
6:46 How moderate exercise can help with stress
8:53 The neuroendocrine system and exercise volume
11:16 Steady state cardio
13:05 How to choose workouts during stressful times
15:20 How stress can negatively effect your training
18:01 Signs that you are chronically stressed
20:09 How to exercise when you are stressed
Study referenced: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00421-008-0852-1
Article referenced: https://journals.lww.com/acsm-msse/Fulltext/2012/11000/Psychological_Stress_Impairs_Short_Term_Muscular.23.aspx
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