Why athlete’s should be taking rest & recovery days and how I (CrossFit athlete) approach active recovery.
April Zilg is a professional paddle boarder, whose journey went from living an unhealthy lifestyle to pursuing professional sport. In this episode April talks about being patient in your pursuit of success and not expecting overnight results, how to build a strong aerobic foundation – including her experience with aerobic deficiency syndrome, and the importance of journalling. We also speak on planning a family as a female athlete, pursuing passion over money, and much more.
Sports are a microcosm for society, and it’s important to have diverse representation within communities like these. In this podcast I talk a bit about why I think that matters, a time where I have felt like I didn’t belong, and some recent athlete examples.
We dive into how she practices experiencing discomfort, the important of discomfort variability, some real talk about overcoming fear, as well as discussion the impressiveness and evolution of the mindset of top CF Games athletes such as Tia-Clair Toomey, Matt Fraser, and Katrin Davidsdottir.