XPT is not a workout, it’s a lifestyle. Together, we find ways to condition your body and mind to become resilient and versatile, and adapt better to stress. The training can be done in a gym, but also in nature, at home, in the office, at a pool, in your yoga class, or just going up the stairs.
XPT doesn’t focus specifically on nutrition, but does increase your awareness of the lifestyle choices that support weight loss. You will learn about adequate hydration, fuel, and movement based on your individual needs. Once your body starts moving more efficiently and getting stronger, it will be easier to shed extra pounds.
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XPT pushes you, but doesn’t hurt you. As you begin to exercise muscles that haven’t moved in a while, typical soreness can be expected. Since the training is designed to ask your body to adapt and become more resilient, your body quickly gets used to the work, so more and more becomes possible. This means that no matter what shape you are in now, you can keep achieving higher and higher levels of fitness.
You will learn lifestyle choices that alter the way you move, breathe and recover, so you can practice XPT every day. There are also specific training protocols that you can practice 2 to 5 times a week, which will be a great guideline for your practice.
Natural environments are the best places to practice efficient breathing and move among the elements. A walk, hike, or swim is a perfect example of an XPT session.
You and your coach will set goals and help you understand the principles of breathing, moving, and recovering. In this way, you can become responsible for and attentive to your own training needs.
For example, as you become familiar with different breathing techniques, you will be able to tell the difference between shallow and deep breathing, and how each feels in your body. Your heart rate, endurance, and calm (parasympathetic state) will also give you clues to know you are performing the breathing as directed.
The use of video, photography, progress notes, and accountability from your coach provide witness to your work, guide you to measure progress, and inspire you to keep going. In addition, XPT provides an online app as a resource to track your progress and meet your goals.