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  • Photo by Petrusbarbygere My TCM therapist has suggested a two week (yep 14 days) protocol. The aim is to kick my metabolism into overdrive and tell my hypothalamus to get […]

    Operation Iceberg: Day 4

    Photo by Petrusbarbygere My TCM therapist has suggested a two week (yep 14 days) protocol. The aim is to kick my metabolism into overdrive and tell my hypothalamus to get […]

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  • Photo Michgm on Flickr My TCM therapist has suggested a two week (yep 14 days) protocol. The aim is to kick my metabolism into overdrive and tell my hypothalamus to […]

    Operation Iceberg: Day 3

    Photo Michgm on Flickr My TCM therapist has suggested a two week (yep 14 days) protocol. The aim is to kick my metabolism into overdrive and tell my hypothalamus to […]

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  • Photo Dave Hogg via Flickr

    Operation Iceberg: Day 2

    Photo Dave Hogg via Flickr

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  • My TCM therapist has suggested a two week (yep 14 days) protocol. The aim is to kick my metabolism into overdrive and tell my hypothalamus to get going. This is how day 1 went.

    Operation Iceberg: Day 1

    My TCM therapist has suggested a two week (yep 14 days) protocol. The aim is to kick my metabolism into overdrive and tell my hypothalamus to get going. This is how day 1 went.

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  • For a long time I’ve considered cold water immersion and chickened out. After all, who in their right mind would want to stand around in the freezing cold ocean for […]

    Freezing my tits off

    For a long time I’ve considered cold water immersion and chickened out. After all, who in their right mind would want to stand around in the freezing cold ocean for […]

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  • Who’d have guessed it. Lack of sleep, lack of recovery protocols and foods which my body just isn’t keen on and I wind up sick. Luckily it’s the end of […]

    Rest a while

    Who’d have guessed it. Lack of sleep, lack of recovery protocols and foods which my body just isn’t keen on and I wind up sick. Luckily it’s the end of […]

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  • This year I've been struggling to figure out where to set my intensity level.
 
'Common' bodybuilding thinking would have you put 100% effort into your workout and have you staggering out of the gym about to fall over. However, if I doing this leaves me fatigued and putting in a sub-par effort the next workout. Therefor my 100% for the next workout is more like 50% and a slippery slope begins where I spend my whole weekend in bed or grizzling at my loved ones.

I'm interested in how other set their intensity and recovery level so please leave comment on your thoughts. Does everyone else really

    Intensity VS recovery

    This year I've been struggling to figure out where to set my intensity level. 'Common' bodybuilding thinking would have you put 100% effort into your workout and have you staggering out of the gym about to fall over. However, if I doing this leaves me fatigued and putting in a sub-par effort the next workout. Therefor my 100% for the next workout is more like 50% and a slippery slope begins where I spend my whole weekend in bed or grizzling at my loved ones. I'm interested in how other set their intensity and recovery level so please leave comment on your thoughts. Does everyone else really "smash it" in the gym everyday?

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