Samantha: A lot of it really is though just trial and error to some degree. Handstands are a lot, if you watch kids learning how to walk. At first, they get up, they fall over. They're limbs, their legs are literally not strong enough to hold them, and their brainpower doesn't compute to what happens with their legs. It's one of those things where you get up, you fall over, you try again. During this process you start to notice little nuances of, okay, that worked, that didn't work. If you start to pay attention to those you can start to really hone in on why it didn't work, why does it work, and then as you're doing this you build enough strength that you're actually able to start holding stuff.
Samantha: Yeah. It's something that I kind of got really obsessed with because I was like, "You know what? If I'm doing this stuff I want to be able to do it when I want it anytime," so I also train cold flexibility and what I would call range of motion. It's something that has taken me I would say five or six years to accomplish to where I am today doing something every day to make this achievable. I do flexing forward and some standing split stuff every day, not to where it hurts or where it's difficult, but literally where my range of motion is, and on top of that I do other flexibility and things like this, but throughout the years my starting point range of motion has changed. It started with maybe my split was like this, and now I can do a standing oversplit without trying.
Samantha: Yeah, because I know that if I push it too far and too fast too soon, then it's going to take me more time to get back to where I want it to be, and if I take it just that little bit slower it's going to be okay. But yeah, sometimes it sucks and it's frustrating when you have an injury or something and you want to do all the things that you know you can do, but at that moment you can't and you have to kind of retract a little bit. I'm not saying don't do anything, because I think, again, for me that's worse if I completely don't move or don't do anything, but what I can do is I can put my feet on the ground and hang with both my arms up with my feet on the ground without weight, and then as it starts to-
Samantha: There you go. I don't drink, so there is that. That's a lot of places that people do waste, I feel like, carbs and sugars and things like that to some degree if you're really working on trying to balance it out, but mostly too, I stopped drinking when I started doing fitness for a living and having to invert every day.
Samantha: But yeah, it's one of those things where if you're interested in seeing what it actually does to your body, a couple years ago I wrote a food journal and I literally just wrote everything that I ate, not caring what it was just to see what I was actually eating. A lot of times you don't realise what you're eating or what the day goes. It was actually kind of interesting. It was actually while I was about to go into competition training, so I had started to pare down what I was eating too. It was a lot of salmon and avocados and eggs. Salmon, avocados, eggs, and nuts I think is what I primarily.
Sarah: Awesome. Well, thank you very much for coming on and giving us all of your advice. It's been super helpful and really good insight into a little bit of how you train and what you eat. You're going to have to start posting these intricate avocado designs for everyone to see.
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