Description: In this podcast, Mark Sisson addresses the common theme of devoted fitness enthusiasts who tend to exercise in a chronic pattern, and suffer from declines in health and fitness accordingly. Sisson discusses how to transition out of a chronic pattern and into a sweet spot where your fitness efforts are sufficient to support outstanding fitness, peak performance efforts, and safe, diverse, injury-free play efforts, but not too extreme or excessive where you might compromise your health.
Included in this discussion are the potential pitfalls of pursuing the endorphin high to excess, the importance of cultivating an intuitive approach to workout planning rather than a robotic approach, and the importance of each of the three Primal Blueprint fitness laws: Move frequently at a slow pace, Lift heavy things, and Sprint once in a while.
Move Frequently: 01:33
Lift heavy things: 04:04
Chronic exercise pattern/physiology: 06:19
Handling the rush/endorphins: 08:48
Why are you doing this?: 12:21
How can you tell if you’re overtraining?: 15:15
Intuitive approach/Developing a strategy: 17:15
Embracing this theory: 22:12
Sleep is critical: 24:15
Mark’s exercise regimen: 26:01