8/31/18 - Do Less

Do you know what happens when you’re dehydrated and you consume water? You begin to fill the deficit in your hydration, but only to a point. If you continue to drink water, you can pass the level required for hydration and you may begin to feel bloated or sluggish. Hell, if you keep drinking water you can even dilute the sodium in your blood to dangerous levels. The resulting condition, hyponatremia, can even kill you.

Even Vitamin C is only effective to a certain point. As one of the only truly effective treatments of the common cold, Vitamin C can yield positive effects for someone who is ill. It too has a dose that exceeds the positive result and begins to show diminishing returns. Taking too much can result in gastric issues.

At some point in your water and Vitamin C consumption, you begin to, at the very least, waste perfectly good water and Vitamin C. At worst, these dosages can be harmful.

There are more places that you’d imagine in your life, in fact, that the least effective dose is the best prescription. Training can be one of those areas of your life to seek this, as well. After all, the goal isn’t to spend the most money, time in the gym, and effort in training. The idea is to spend the least amount required to accomplish the task.

Are you taking advantage of the least effective dose or are your efforts wasteful and ineffective?

 

Logan Gelbrich

@functionalcoach

8/31/18 WOD

Find a max set of Pull Ups..


“16.5”

Complete the following for time:
21-18-15-12-9-6-3
Thrusters (95/65)
Bar Facing Burpees

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