Do the opposite…

chriswOur body is an amazing organism - a whole host of mechanical and chemical processes going on all the time, in order to keep the systems in balance.  That balance is tightly regulated, with very little tolerance allowed in either direction.

For example, our internal temperature can only vary by a couple of degrees either way, likewise the acidity or alkalinity of the blood.

If you don't drink much water, your body reabsorbs it back into the system to maintain blood volume and cell function.

Contrary to popular belief, if we eat too much salt, rather than explode our kidneys and give us a heart attack, we just excrete it via urine.  The feedback loops that regulate sodium levels are one of the most efficient systems we have.

It seems that whatever you do to yourself, your body responds by doing the opposite.  And this is where people can go wrong with exercise and nutrition.

Long bouts of cardio burns a large percentage of fat for energy, BUT it drives hunger, particularly for carbs.  And eating carbs (glucose) causes the body to store fat, ie.  THE OPPOSITE.

But shorter, higher intensity circuits, weight lifting and sprint intervals are fuelled more by glucose, but the body responds by burning elevated levels of fat post exercise.  Dedicated strength training breaks down muscle, and the body does what?  The opposite - it builds muscle.

We do the opposite, because it works.

FITNESS

1. 8 Deadlifts

2. Rest

3. 15/10 cal Row

4. Rest

Alternate minutes at each station x 5 rounds

B.

10 DB Hang Power Cleans

10 Box Jump Overs

AMRAP in 7mins

PERFORMANCE

Power Snatch + Squat Snatch

- work up to a heavy set

FITNESS scale to;

Halting Snatch Deadlift + Hang Power Snatch + OH Squat (optional)

B.

7 Power Snatch 60/40kg

7 HSPU or CTB (choose your weakness)

49 Double Unders

AMRAP in 7mins

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