A while back I wrote a post on how to improve your diet. I called this approach, One Bite at a Time. A few months ago, the guys over at Eat To Perform posted an article in the same vein, entitled “The Gradually Awesome Approach to Extreme Fat Loss.”
The article makes the case that good things– like CrossFit, Paleo, etc– if taken to extremes too quickly can cause damage. They talk about the dangers of combining deficit diets with CrossFit, as removing vital nutrients from the diet and performing high intensity training is a good way to hurt yourself. They also talk about basal metabolic rate, and an interesting and counter-intuitive hack for weight loss. Of course, it’s all about a gradual, scaled approach.
The “Gradually Awesome” approach is the antidote to the “Gradually Awful” approach they were formerly utilizing. Nobody became obese overnight; it usually takes years of mindless eating and sedentary living to add on hundreds of pounds and no amount of self-abuse through excessive exercise will change that. In fact, it will make you sick and set you back. Take my advice and chill the heck out!
I completely agree. Let’s take our time and do this thing right, folks!
Workout for May 12, 2013:
A) 10-10-10 back extensions / 10-10-10 standing barbell twists / 10-10-10 v-ups / 15 sec - 15 sec - 15 sec ring support
B) 10 minutes hip mobility
C) 12-min AMRAP: Run 400m
D) 5-minutes ankle mobility
E) 30-30-30 double unders rest 1-minute between efforts (scale up as needed)