Monday, May 23

I saw this article getting posted on Facebook more than once this weekend so I think it’s worth a discussion.

Exercise Addiction: How To Know If You’ve Crossed The Line Between Health And Obsession

I also listened to an interview with Dr. Theresa Larson over the weekend in which she discussed her battles with eating disorders and food addictions.

I’m not an expert on the subject of addiction, but if you are so obsessed with anything that it starts to negatively effect other parts of your life you may have a problem.

I see it all the time, that people freak out if they miss a workout and feel like they somehow have to do double the next day to make up for it. This isn’t necessarily an addiction, but it could be a sign of unhealthy behavior.

From the article:
“The thought of missing even one daily workout triggered massive anxiety, she says. And as her exercise obsession deepened, she began restricting her food intake too, mostly to salads and vegetables. She had “fear foods” she’d avoid: no cake, brownies or cookies, of course, but also, no cheese or pasta. Thoughts about food and exercise consumed her: “Any extra energy I had would go to…thinking about my next meal, my next snack, what I’d be able to eat next. I’d plan meals a week ahead.”

If you feel like you have an unhealthy relationship with exercise or food please talk to someone. Your coaches are not psychiatrists, but we are always willing to listen and we can hopefully help point you in the right direction for more help.

Being educated on these subjects is important. Once you know the signs and symptoms you can recognize problems in yourself. I’m not trying to scare anyone or tell you not to come workout, but I do think these are important things to know about and discuss. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Workout for Monday, May 23
Barbell Complex – 18 min to find Heavy Complex Weight
2 Deadlifts
2 Power Cleans
2 Hang Full Cleans
2 Jerks
*Complete AT LEAST 5 Complexes in Time Given!*

13 min AMRAP
Run 1 Lap
12 Clean and Jerks (135/95)
12 Unbroken Wall Balls (20 to 10, 14 to 9)