Day 68/69 of 90: Different Muscle Types

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Whilst endurance sports like long distance running focuses on type 1 (slow twitch) muscle development for endurance and weight lifting focuses on type 2 (fast twitch) muscle development for power, overall fitness should incorporate both of these systems. This is something I have neglected of late, type 1 that is, it is for this reason I went boxing yesterday.

Boxing is a fantastic sport that tries to tread the middle path by offering bodyweight exercises and the heavy bag for power with circuits and pad work (among other things) for endurance. But regardless, of how you do it, you need to consider both aspects. For me this means more light weights with loads of reps and some lengthy cardio sessions on top of my standard weights routine (which will remain the core of my training). It is important to keep my calories high too though, to stop potential muscle loss – the pitfall of overtraining. 

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YESTERDAY’S FOOD LOG
Pre-Workout: a boiled egg
Post-Workout: all-in-one
Breakfast: porridge, mixed nuts, dates and a banana
Snack 1: beef jerky
Snack 2: chicken breast and tomato
Lunch:  chicken breast, mushroom, broccoli and cottage cheese
Snack: a tablespoon of peanut butter
Dinner: goat cheese tarts and salad
Snack: 2 tangerines
Evening shake: whey

TODAY’S FOOD LOG
Pre-Workout: a tablespoon of peanut butter and honey
Post-Workout: all-in-one
Breakfast: porridge, mixed nuts, and a banana
Snack 1: a boiled egg
Snack 2: a tablespoon of peanut butter
Lunch:  chicken breast, mushroom, broccoli and cottage cheese
Snack 1: half a mackeral
Snack 2: a tablespoon of peanut butter
Dinner: egg, spinach and goat cheese cups with salad and mackeral followed by pineapple

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Evening shake: whey

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