Maxwell Strength & Conditioning Blog
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The true purpose of exercise is to create muscular fatigue in order to force muscular adaptations within the body — a disciplined effort resulting in increased muscular strength, and possible hypertrophy. Stronger, more efficient muscles allow us to do other tasks more efficiently.
After several rainy days, today's weather was absolutely splendid here in Sydney NSW -- which was great for me, because today I had a dedicated workout scheduled; however, the rain would have stopped me. Long ago I released myself from slavery to local weather and learned to embrace the elements, be it rain, sleet, ice or snow. Even better, this freedom includes the option of flying away from bad weather altogether.
I get a lot of mail across my desk and it's become clear to me there's a major confusion, affecting the entire fitness industry; this is a misunderstanding between demonstrating strength and physical prowess versus building strength.
"As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.
-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust: First Part
The question comes up from clients on how to eat for increased muscle mass. The answer is to improve digestion and assimilative capacity.
Slamming protein shakes and eating too-frequent meals throughout the day is a sure way to overwhelm digestive capability. This brings on toxemia, illness, and decreased vitality.
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