Friday, May 20, 2016

How's that energy level, endurance folks?

Kassi and EJ in high school - they met again at the gym after not seeing each other for 11 years.
If you started the endurance program this week, the main component was a diet modification to transition into fat burning. I'm sure you're feeling pretty low energy right now. You burned through your liver glycogen and now your body is confused because it's doesn't have the energy available from sugar that it used to.  Don't panic. Take the workouts easier and slower. Definitely avoid any glycolytic high-intensity work - stick with lifting weights and low and slow work. Your body is working hard to change its fuel source to fat and build some more mitochondria. You'll feel better soon.

It took me about three weeks to make the transition back when I did it. Some people feel great in two weeks. If it takes you more than a month, then something else might be wrong, so be sure to let us know how you're feeling. You don't want to suffer for the sake of suffering, and there's no one-size-fits all approach. We can always tweak it, but we want to start at a common baseline.



Workout

push press 5x3

then

5 rounds with full recovery
5 deadlifts
10 KB push press, left
10 KB push press, right



Endurance Option

accumulate 15 push press at 5RM

then/or

20 min below AeroMAX
5 deadlifts
10 KB push press, left
10 KB push press, right



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