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The cold world of alpine climbing.

The cold world of alpine climbing.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Will as a voice of sanity? Who'd have thought ;-)

Good read...

http://gravsports.blogspot.com/2011/04/eat-this.html

Bottom line from my perspective...eat, train, recover and sleep.  Enjoy.  Repeat.

Train/exercise enough to burn what you eat.  Simple...when it comes to weight gain or loss.

Know the difference between training and exercise.

2 comments:

Ian said...

While I agree with Will that the person who trains more frequently, and harder, will be the better athlete I disagree with his premise that diet is irrelevant (In the grand scheme). As Will said, only 1 in 10,000 will stick with a diet long term but the same could be said about athletes, only a very few people will still be training in the later years of their life. In the long run, as far as health goes, I'd say diet is a far more important practice because at some point you won't be capable of training when you were young(er). You may as well get it right from the beginning...

Dane said...

Being one in the "later years"...well older than Will by a good bit anyway, I tend to agree with Will.

Here is my take on it.

Most "age" physically by slowing/changing their exercise patterns. Done so myself. Those that continue to exercise loose less of their ability to train or exercise.

Good food and a healthy diet obviously help recovery and are important. But if I have to choose between a healthy diet and exercise I'll take the exercise.

The human body can do a lot more with a lot of exercise and a little food than it can with a perfect diet and no exercise.

I think the trick is (at least in my own life) is to get enough exercise and still eat well, just not over eat for the amount of exercise you are doing.