All gyms are closed for the upcoming three weeks until April 6. The impact of this public health intervention on our daily live is pretty big. Although most of us will agree to the importance and urgency of this intervention for our society, it might also cause stress on an individual level when working out feels like a necessity to stay physically and mentally fit; to enjoy the adrenaline and endorphin rush; and to feel the support of the gym community.
Worrying questions might come to mind, such as: “Will I lose my gains and endurance if I can’t workout at the gym? How do I maintain my weight loss process, or is weight gain unavoidable during this lockdown? Will I lose my mind if I miss the destressing effect of working out? How do I motivate myself to keep on track with my health, when I’m home alone without my gym buddies? Will this lockdown have an enormous negative effect on my goals in nutrition and sports?
The facts demonstrate there is no need to stress out about the effects of this lockdown on your physical and mental health. You can even benefit from it. As long as you follow these two guidelines:
So you’re in your thirties. Hitting the gym every day. Feeling pretty fit. Until a new generation of twenty something youngsters enters the gym. Hitting PR’s almost every week. Getting bigger, leaner and fitter by the day. And there you go: frustration knocks on your door. F*ck, what just happened? How to make progress in Crossfit when you’re over 30?