Comfort Zone, Shmumfort Zone
We all know it’s true, but a recent NYTimes article explains why… Intense exercise like what we do at CF, pushing yourself beyond your comfort zone during a workout, prompts the body to release catecholamines and CRTC2 proteins. This combination helps improve strength and endurance, with a certain caveat:
“The study also underscores the importance of periodically reassessing the intensity of your workouts“…”if you wish to continually improve your fitness. Once a routine is familiar, your sympathetic nervous system grows blasé, he said, holds back adrenaline and doesn’t alert the CRTC2 proteins, and few additional adaptations occur.”
Even more evidence that doing something special, like what we do at CF, will only help you get stronger and improve your endurance!