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What’s this about intermittent fasting?

There’s all this talk recently about intermittent fasting, keytones and ketosis. What the heck is everyone taking about it and why should I learn about it?

I have recently been hearing about it in regards to TMIs (Tramatic Brian injury) and how ketosis is very helpful. Soooooo…. I chose to check it out! Through my research I learnt that the brain works better on keytones (fat) vs glycogen (carbs). When you intermittent fast, it puts your body into keytosis. While you are fasting, your body burns keytones for energy, not glucose. Ideally you fast for 16 hours, as it takes the body approximately 8 hours to burn all the glucose out of your body.

I also love reading Chris Kresser’s articles, here is one on the benefits on fasting: https://chriskresser.com/could-you-benefit-from-intermittent-fasting/

There is a lot of research out there about how amazing intermittent fasting is, check out this video to learn more. And remember to consult your Doc when trying anything like this 😉

Workout of the Day

Context: Competition

Mobility: Shoulder

Skill Practice Warm Up: Spend 12 minutes working up to a challenging (80-90%) power snatch + squat snatch + overhead squat, or do 3 reps of the complex each minute on the minute for 6 minutes (50-60%)

Metabolic Conditioning: “Martinez Madness“

14 minute AMRAP

10 power snatch

12 box step ups

14 deadlifts (same as above)

200m run or 20′ (6m) out and back ‘shuttle’ run (no line touch) x 10

Performance: 65/95 lbs, 20/24″ box
Athletic: 45/65 lbs, 18/20″ box
Health: 20/35 lbs kb swing, 12/18″ box

Scaling Guide: 3-6 rounds, about 3 min per round. Scale Up: 85/135 lbs

Compare to: NEW WORKOUT

Optional ‘Cash Out’: Row or airbike max calories in 4 min

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