I won’t lie, it upsets me to the bone seeing fitness people pushing for heavier loads and higher volumes, to build muscle, burn fat, look the best, be the fastest, be the strongest, the biggest, etc. and their breathing is not only poor, but quite often nonexistent🤣😠. As the singer that I am, this “let me puff out my chest so that I look like I’m breathing” offends my soul. Not only that, but their coordination and balance were forgotten sometime between their conception day and their birthday (i.e. never addressed).

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How many times have you heard the case of someone who developed a chronic condition, or even died, and still they were super fit and healthy? The answer to that is inflammation. Overdoing it. Could be oxidative stress or some sort of metabolic dysfunction. It specially happens to the “cardio” people (marathon runners, cyclists), but also the “HIIT” ones (bootcampers, crossfitters… including myself at some point – you just feel it), and the Powerlifters and Olympic lifters, because of the excessive metabolic demand.

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You read that right. Having your entrails coming out of your mouth with exhaustion and deadly pain in your muscles doesn’t mean that you’re burning the calories of your life (while exercising, that is), although it may seem to you that you’re dying 🙂 In fitness terms we call this RPE (rate of perceived exertion) vs. HR (heart rate, i.e. how fast your heart is beating, meaning you’ll need more oxygen the faster it beats).

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