I have two, related questions that I'd like to pose to you fine people. I put female in the title but this is actually aimed at anyone at all, I have no doubt there are guys out there who might relate to this!
Hopefully this hasn't been discussed to death on here - I couldn't see anything that related to the mental wrestling match between the twin pillars of being strong and being lean! Have any of you - men or women - sacrificed performance in favour of keeping bodyfat low? Have any of you gone the other way and pursued a strength goal, happy with the knowledge that you may well need to gain a little bodyfat? Or do any of you, like me, have frequent internal debates about which matters more and consequently find that you don't ever really reach either pillar and flounder in the middle?
Part of the struggle for me is that, being strong is awesome when you're in your gym throwing weight around - but in the real world people don't know you lift weights, and I tend to think that to those people I probably just look a little chunky! I live in the UK - you don't get to bare arms or legs often if you want to keep your fingers and toes in tact. I know, I know, it's vain - I train to feel good and to be healthier, to age better and for the mental boost, not just to look good. But at the same time, I want the results to be visible - and not just when I'm in my gym gear!
I'd love to hear how others have dealt with this. For us normal folks who don't have hours a day to train, who perhaps sit at a desk all day, must they be mutually exclusive?
My second, related questions is, has anyone visited Eat To Perform? And if so, has anyone bought the Metabolic Flexibility ebook? (I'm not sure if I'm allowed to link to it - to be clear, I have no affiliation with the site and the people who own it! I only found the site yesterday.) As the ebook is on the pricey side and I'm on a budget, I was hoping someone might be able to recommend or not!
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