Sunday 13 May 2012

Rest Days and Mark Sissons

"And on the seventh day [insert athlete's name here] finished his work which he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had done." Genesis 2:2

So, being Sunday, it seems a good idea to address rest. Who better to turn to than Mark Sissons of Mark's Daily Apple ( for advice. Mark is a super fit 57 year old who seems to have "all of his ducks in a row" when it comes to health and nutrition. The dude is, frankly, jacked and it's all by heeding quality advice that he shares on his website. His books give advice on how to live a Primal Lifestyle:

"Our ancestors evolved over millions of years under certain environmental conditions. These conditions (the foods they ate, the amount of sun they got, the sort of movement that was required of them to survive, etc.) shaped their genome. While the world has changed in innumerable ways in the last 10,000 years (for better and worse), the human genome has changed very little and thus only thrives under similar conditions. Simply put, if you want a good future you better listen to the past."

Mark gives his advice about rest days in this article, I love this quote from it:
"The fact is, if I can’t fit in a workout one day, I know I can hit it harder tomorrow."

Amen. You're not undoing any work, in fact you're already enhancing the work you're going to do. And how do you recognise the need for a rest day? Tap into another top article from Mark.

As for diet, I'm following the Butterfield diet:

Enjoy your Sunday, I'll be lighting my BBQ later with a few friends round. First I have to sleep off this nightshift!

One last thing, tomorrow we have a new weekly challenge for blog readers and forum members. Damien is setting his first Odd Lift Weekly Challenge...

Train Smart, Charlie

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