Say NO to easy, breezy workouts! “It is effort and sweat and pushing past current capacities that force gains.” “The big gains occur when the body is taken past capacity-only then are muscles forced to grow and only then is the body forced to burn its stored body fat.”
Let’s take a minute and talk about pain: I’m not talking the kind of pain you feel when you burn your hand on the stove; a more accurate phrase for training pain would be ‘intense momentary discomfort’. You all know what I’m talking about here! While training-induced pain can be harsh and painful during the actual exercise, this pain goes away when we finally stop moving and leaves no permanent debilitation. Even though many would argue that after they just completed “Fran” or “Murph”. In fact, this temporary discomfort is beneficial and without it the chances for athletic improvement of some type or kind are virtually impossible. Do you really think you are going to magically become stronger/faster/leaner in response to fun, easy, breezy workouts? That is delusional.
Training and nutrition are always mentioned in the same breath: there is no separating the training from the eating. “Optimal nutrition amplifies training results.
More to come….