It’s been a great week in training.  It’s been tough, and I’m happy to be getting a little rest today.  I got a couple of questions from the FB page that I thought would be fun to answer.  So here they are…

Katie says:

Is there such a thing as too much fruit, since it does have some natural sugars?

Maybe?  It depends on your goals really.  If you’re trying to lose weight, then I would recommend eating only a couple of pieces of fruit a day.  I’d eat them in the morning or around my workout time.  If I’m not worried about how lean I am, my performance isn’t suffering, and everything is going great for me then I dont’ really worry about how much fruit I eat.  However, I don’t just sit down and eat fruit all day long either.  I usually only eat 2 or 3 pieces a day.  Lately it is an apple that I juice with some vegetables, and I like to have a banana or two in the afternoon.  If you’re eating mostly meats and veggies all the time then a few pieces of fruit aren’t going to kill you. 🙂

Shawn says:

Would bikram (hot style yoga) be considered still an off day since its no impact??

Well…I don’t know much about yoga.  I actually submitted this question to the Barbell Shrugged daily BS so we’ll see what they say.  I consider “Active Recovery” to be a nice walk or hike, a swim, or a short jog.  Maybe a half hour foam roller session would be good for an active recovery day.  Bikram Yoga is 90 minutes long in what looks like some tough positions in a room that’s 100 degrees.  It may not be good recovery or rest for me, but I suppose if you have been doing it for a long time and are use to it you might consider it good recovery.  In the same way that a 7 mile jog for me might be fun on a recovery day, but for someone else that might be a long run.  We’ll see what comes of the question from the Barbell Shrugged guys.

Kit says:

Play lists … i need a new one.

Ahh…music! One of my favorite topics that I never write about.  When I’m running, I like Jimmy Eat World, Pixies, Foo Fighters, and most stuff Trent Reznor does.  Lately when training in the gym I’ve started liking some different stuff outside the typical Dub Step or 5 Finger Death Punch stuff that a lot of people like listening to when training.  Right now I love it when a good blues song comes on.  Anything old or new.  From John Lee Hooker to Black Keys.  Both the John Lee Hooker and Black Keys Pandora stations have worked out pretty well for me.  The Led Zeppelin station can also be good, but I’ve had to make sure I stay on top of the upvotes and downvotes to keep it from getting off track.  🙂

There you have it.  Rest day questions.  Hopefully I can get some more for my next rest day!