Wednesday 2/13

Banded Back Box Squat 10×2 at 50% 1RM

Back Squat 3-3-3-3-3

Finish with
3 x10 Goodmorning then
5×5 partner banded Glute hamstring raises

From Luke
I have heard many people in my time as a personal trainer and CrossFit coach that have said something like “I want to workout so that I can eat whatever I want and not have to worry about it.” If you are someone who started exercising with this is mind, I have some bad news for you. Nobody can out train a bad diet, and here is why.

Our nutrition is the main way that we fuel our body to perform the tasks that it needs to throughout the day. If we are not giving it good fuel to use, then how can we expect it to perform the way we want it to? The answer is that we can’t. it is very common that people with bad nutrition habits also have issues with not having enough energy throughout the day, let alone in the workout that they do each day. So, consider the following. With the choice between putting the worst gas in your car that is watered down and could ruin your engine over time, and putting the highest quality gas in your car to make it run better and longer as the major source of transportation for you and your family, which one would you choose? No one thinks about the fact that, just like gas for our cars, the food we eat plays a huge role in everything about our bodies. If your body is not running at a high enough level to get a good workout in that day then you most likely will not hit the desired intensity said workout. This in turn will lead to decreased results, which most of the time ends up being no loss in body fat and no new PR’s.

Looking at this from another angle, the people who say things like the quote above are more than likely trying to lose weight as one of their fitness goals. That means that eating the right foods is even more important for them. We cannot lose weight the way we want with just an exercise program alone. It is a common thought for people to have that if they find the “magic pill” program that they can eat the pizza, ice cream, donuts, etc. and still be able to lose the excess fat they want to lose. This could not be further from the truth. Our bodies do not just work on a calorie in vs calorie out basis. There are many more factors that come into play when trying to lose weight.

Long story short, listen to the advice written on the gym wall. “Eat meats, veggies, nuts and seeds, little starch, and no sugar. Keep intake levels to that which supports exercise but not body fat”. Essentially eat real, natural foods and you are setting yourself up for the highest level of success that you can have.

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