Sunday, December 17, 2006

Day 39 Pics: All Fruit, All Rest, All Day

Day 39 of 84

Status - Round 4: Phase 2: Day 2


Today I had a well-earned rest day, typing on the keyboard now is the most I have exerted myself all day!

These rest days are actually just as important as the work days. Resting allows your body to recover and grow. Remember this, your muscles only grow outside the gym. Working out with weights actually causes micro-trauma to your muscles.

You know the soreness you feel the next day following a workout? Thats because you have inflicted microscopic damage on your muscles. Your muscles then respond by calling in the cavalary (protein) to grow stronger to defeat this force attacking it. Think of nutrition as a crucial supply line in a war zone. That is how critical it is that you eat early, eat right and eat clean after a gruelling workout.

Coupled with your nutrition, rest is equally important. This means taking regular scheduled days off from training (once or twice a week) and getting enough sleep (7-8 hours a night). It is during these rest periods that your muscles actually grow.

My nutrition plan today consisted of all fruit, all day. Thats right, NO PROTEIN! How can this be? Well thats a topic for another day but suffice to say you must continually shock and surprise your body and metabolism. As I said yesterday stagnation equals no progress.

Your body will always strive to adapt to whatever you throw at it, you must overcome this by not only mixing up your workout routines but also your nutrition plan.

Here are Day 39 Pics for December 17, 2006.

Peace, AJ

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