Are you trapped by starvation and overtraining.
Updated: Jun 13
If you are training, I am going to assume that you are in the pursuit of some kind of adaptation or body change.
It’s time to review whether you are meeting the needs of your body, and demands of your training. When you train, a significant number of changes happen in the body. During the training, catabolism occurs to the muscles working (breakdown of the muscle); and if there is adequate rest and nutrients, anabolism (muscle repair) can happen.
During training there is a demand for energy, and after training, there is a demand for training recovery. Recovery is policed by enough rest, and enough nutrients. The nutrients are the macronutrients (carbohydrates, protein, fats); water; and micronutrients from these foods.
So optimal food and rest can help you get more from your session (greater intensity) and greater adaptation. That means you are working out smarter, not longer to get your results.
In fact, working out too long, without the adequate fuel and rest works against reaching goals. It can also make you moody, ill, and unable to sleep.
Its about dedication…. not deprivation. Commitment not obligation and discipline not punishment.
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Thank you for reading.