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REAL STRENGTH (and nerd science! Energy Systems!)

Hey OS Fam!

This is email / post #5 in our series introducing you to The Level Method.  CLICK HERE to start from email / post #1 to read through the whole series and get the DL on everything you need to know.

On to today’s info:

Lifting heavy things, objects … that’s objective or absolute strength.  

Being strong ‘for your size’ — that’s relative strength.  

Both are important, and the Level Method measures both.

If you have to move a boulder, being big and strong is an advantage.  

If you have to climb a long rope, being small and strong is an advantage.  

But nobody gets to choose the emergency — we have to be prepared, whatever the crisis!  

CrossFit and Functional Fitness is designed to help you move better through the acquisition of strength and skill, along with body recomposition (building lean muscle mass while reducing body fat mass).

The LEVEL METHOD gets all of this done AND shows you exactly what to do!  

Become even stronger in your strengths, but bring an even sharper focus toward becoming stronger where you’re weakest, and watch your overall functional capacity, health and Levels improve!  

Understanding the BASICS of Energy Systems🤓 

Energy Systems is a catch all, complicated word for how the body uses different fuels to do things.

Why are energy systems important? 

Energy systems give us insight into how workouts should FEEL!

This sounds really weird, but the body is complicated, and to make the best progress, you shouldn’t do crushing, “red line”, anaerobic conditioning workouts all the time. That is only one energy system, and you’ll end up over-trained and not properly recovered if you’re only targeting those kinds of workouts everyday–this is a recipe for burnout, injury and lack of progress.  A classic mistake that CrossFitters make!

Energy systems give us a language and framework to understand these concepts. 

In our next email we’re going to give you a SIMPLE analogy to bring these concepts together. 

Until then, keep showing up and putting in that hard work!

Ryan & The Ohio Strength Team

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