"We are born to be fit, strong, and healthy." Robb Wolf

July 28, 2011

More Is Better???

The simple answer... NO IT'S NOT!

Now I know this doesn't have anything to do with nutrition directly but rest and nutrition work synergistically (my big word for the day). People are always saying that more is better. If I run more, I'll lose weight more quickly. If I lift weight on consecutive days, I will lose weight AND get stronger. We hear that time and time again at CFK. I sent a linkto the proceeding post, which can be accessed below,  to an athlete a few weeks back. She read it, understood the concepts, and implemented it. She told me that she has already lost weight by cutting down on the amount of training she does. And she was all smiles saying so. Rightfully so. There is proof, at our own facility, that rest helps.

Check out the rest of the post for an explanation as to why less is better. Or check out Dutch Lowy's site here and scroll down to the third comment by Stefan.