Monday 11/6

15-12-9 reps for time of:
Power Clean 135/95
Thruster 135/95

We are hosting a Level 1 Seminar this weekend. There will be a Saturday morning workout at 9:30 am and no Open Gym on Sunday. 

But it worked before…

If you have ever lost weight by crash-dieting, i.e. starving yourself for an extended period of time, you probably lost weight. It can be tempting to employ that method of weight loss when it feels like nothing else is working. The problem with this is that it is a lot like trying to save a few hundred bucks a month by not making your car payment. Sure, you will see quick results, but for a pretty hefty fine, like having your car repossessed and a blemish on your credit. 

The same is true of dieting. Yes, you may lose some weight initially, but once you go back to your old eating habits (because starvation isn’t sustainable), that weight is going come back, and possibly with interest. When you deprive yourself of food you are not only depriving yourself of vital nutrients, but you are also signaling your body that food is scarce so it’s time to slow that metabolism down. A great example of this is the Biggest Loser. A recently released study of participants found that the restrictive diet paired with intensive exercise used by the show’s contestants over a prolonged period of time caused an adaptive slowdown of their Resting  Metabolic Rate by an average of 700 calories a day. That means if a participant had an RMR of 1700 calories, meaning that if they did nothing all day their body would burn 1700 calories, would now only burn 1000 calories at rest. 

Losing weight can feel impossibly slow, but it’s important to remember that there are no shortcuts, not without some serious consequences. Patience, consistency, and persistence are the keys to making progress. It is also important to feed your body the nutrients and energy it needs. 

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