WOD:

“Pop Up WOD”

30 Minute AMRAP
1 Squat clean (AHAP)
200m Run
Burpee ladder (1,2,3,4,etc…)

Post total number of rounds to comments.

 

Running in to the new year!

 

Fitness Myth: #1

For the first dozen days of 2020 we will be taking the wind out of the sails of some of the common myths that are perpetuated in the world of fitness. These myths often create situations that hold people back from realizing their fitness and health goals, so we’re going to do our best to debunk them.

This first one is a quite common refrain. It often comes in the form of, “I work out all the time. That’s why I can eat anything want and never get fat.” Statements like this perpetuate two mythical ideas:

1. “Not getting fat” is the primary reason to exercise.
2. You can out-exercise a bad diet.

A healthy body fat percentage is just one data point of health, and it’s definitely not the most important one. When people are so fixated on just one number, they will often lose sight of the myriad of other important health data points that can be so much more telling. It’s not uncommon for people who exercise often and have low body fat to also have cardiovascular disease and other chronic illnesses. Many of these illnesses are directly related to lifestyle … yes, that means diet as well as exercise.

The simple fact of the matter is that you CAN NOT exercise your way out of a bad diet. The best way to maximize your fitness and health is to exercise on a regular basis and to stick to a regular diet of real, whole foods in quantities that support your activity level.

Work hard. Eat well.

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