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!

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  • hoov July 8, 2014 Reply

    Working out in the parking, watching the sun rise, the smell of friendly’s in the air. That is awesome indeed

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    Gretch July 8, 2014 Reply

    Hoov, Yes sir! Nothing like the smell of fresh cooked breakfast meats to make you pick up the pace and intensity 🙂

    • hoov July 9, 2014 Reply

      I missed that Maria is in the picture. So the smell would be coming from Sizzlers instead of Friendly’s LOL

  • Melissa July 8, 2014 Reply

    Ha. Speaking of working out in the parking lot…..as I was taking my shower after this AM’s workout, I was pulling tiny pieces of cinder and gravel out of my hair :). Today’s entire workout was outside…in the parking lot! Fun times…thanks Kevin! 🙂

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