Updated: May 26
Jump Start + Weeks 1-4 | Metabolism: includes all the chemical activities in your body.
Two forms: catabolism and anabolism.
The "Bad One" = Catabolism: BREAKS DOWN * Breaks DOWN Muscle/Tissue * Can cause body to store fat, deplete muscle gains, hold water and fatigue, not enough nutrients especially protein, pain in joints and muscles.
The "Good One" = Anabolism: BUILDS *Builds Muscle/Tissue *See results faster, more effective workouts, more energy, decrease stress, release water, better appetite, better recovery, generally better mood and overall health and wellbeing, balanced sugar/insulin levels.
Staying Anabolic … Things you can control:
Macronutrients: proteins, fats and carbohydrates eaten in the correct ratio
Never miss meals, always eat breakfast & post workout recovery
Adequate Sleep and Recovery, Avoid Overtraining/Overuse
Optimize Hormone Balance, see your Doctor for bloodwork
Minimize Pollutants and Stress, Practice Breathing/Yoga and Stretch
Water – Min ½ body weight Ounces
Correct Training and Injury Prevention
Eat when hungry and until full
Spilt meals throughout day to keep body burning efficiently
Resistance Training= More Muscle = Burn More Calories at rest = Higher metabolism
Short burst workouts if you don't have a ton of time = Choose weights!
Ashley Lambeth, ACE-CPT, OES, FNS, SCS | 919-614-2286 | Founder
Anna S. Semon, BA Exercise and Sports Science, SCS | Assistant Training Coach