Saturday night was an emotional rollercoaster – with Mo Farah, Greg Rutherford and Jess Ennis all winning gold within an hour or so.

 

Probably the best hour in GB athletics?  Watch it HERE (skip to 2 hrs 16)

 

I found it funny that only several weeks ago, some unnamed GB coach claimed that Jess Ennis was ‘too fat’.  If you have watched any of her heptathlon events this year – you’ll see this quote is insane.

 

 

 

Heavy? She may be.  Fat? Not a chance.  It still bewilders me that the difference between fat and muscle isn’t clearer.

 

 

Mo Farah is a running machine.

Yet most people would rather look like one of the sprinters than the distance runners ?????

Check out Ezekiel Kemboi compared to sprinter Yohan Blake.

 

 

 

I think most people training to look ‘more toned’ would benefit more from higher intensity exercise.

 

Fasting

Did you see Horizon’s “Eat, Fast, and Live Longer”  episode?  ……….Notice the comma after fast 😉  .

If not you can catch it by clicking below:

 

 

I mentioned briefly in last years reflective blog post Resolutions For 2012, What I Have Learned in 2011 And More! …check out number 5 where I predicted this would be an area of interest this year.   This may not be great strategy for everyone (eg diabetics), but it provides quite a simple way of

1) Slowing / stopping inflammation

2) Reducing Sugar

3) Reducing calories

 

All while being not impossible.  I do feel that the first fast Michael Moseley did (3 days) was too much……..and more frequent fasting is more beneficial.  Might I add that frequency is nearly always better – just like with training.

For example,  I would rather have a client do 6 x 30 min sessions for 6 days of the week than do 2 x 90 minute sessions.

 

Let’s hope that this coach calling Jess Ennis too fat is literally eating his words now 😉

 

John