Week 1 recap
This week I added in more running and metabolic intervals to my strength training routines to prepare for my first Spartan. Surprisingly I lost 2.5lbs but that wasn’t planned & actually a great reminder that food is fuel - especially for performance goals!! I can’t emphasize this enough!!! 🏻🏻🏻 I mentioned earlier I’m not trying to lose weight but tracked my body comps so I can monitor them along the way so I’m always performing at optimum levels. Depending on your fitness goals, you need to understand your body has 3 different fuel sources - fat, glycogen/carbs & ATP - and how you eat, what heart rate zone & intensity level you train in will greatly affect whether you lose (or gain) weight or not.
Listen to your body and its energy demands while training too. With the added running, my legs tired quicker and my blood sugar was running lower, so I grabbed the sandbags and finished my last mile with carries and interspersed shorter distance laps. Sometimes less is more and not just pushing through the fatigue and compensate form when larger muscles are tired; but rather, train smarter not harder
Now I know in advance when I need to adjust my carb ratios and when I plan to workout so I my energy is sustained. The body is amazingly, beautiful machine The more you know how to feed it, the output is pure awesomeness 🏼 .
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