(stolen from the Christian memes lounge)
I was considering posting this in the health section but I think this topic would be particularly interesting for the Ortho bros here who pump iron from time to time.
Orthodox people fast. Like a LOT. If done properly, fasting should elevate your spirit at the expence of flesh which has direct consequences for your muscle work.
So what can someone do during the Great Lent (and other fasting days, like Wednesday and Friday) in order to maintain strength and fitness?
Do you adjust you workouts at all? And if yes, how?
- Should the low rep max effort routine be completely avoided if you live on vegetables? Or is it reasonable if you take soy (uhh...) powder?
- Does it make sense to avoid training for mass altogether?
- Are whole body kettlebell workouts would be generally a better option for prolongued fasting periods?