Tuesday, February 27, 2024

I’m spending time in the OMAD zone


I have several years as a Time Restricted Eating (TRE) practitioner.  Some people refer to this as Intermittent Fasting (IF.) For me, it’s a lifestyle that’s a close cousin to my fitness training lifestyle.

I typically follow an 18-hours fasting window but am not rigid about it.  I prefer to end my eating before 5:00 pm and try, as much as possible, to train while fasted.

During Lent 2024, a time when Catholics are encouraged to ramp up their Prayer, Abstinence, Fasting and Almsgiving, I’ve chosen to practice one meal a day (OMAD) with an extended fasting window.  The photo is a screenshot of my extended fasting last week ending on Sunday.

While each day is different, I do think that exercising while fasting can affect fitness performance.  Yesterday, for example, I did a 100 burpees afternoon workout during the 23rd hour of a 24 hours fast and I do think my performance suffered during the 60 to 80 percent time period of that workout.  It’s hard to know with burpees because they’re always hard for me, even if fed.

For Lent 2024, I’m spending time in the OMAD zone.

Pax Domini sit semper vobiscum

Monday, February 26, 2024

69th birthday 100 burpees workout

Apologies for being quiet here at Pierini Fitness for way too long.  You'll see more action of what I've been up to by visiting my YouTube channel here:  Pierini Fitness at YouTube.  

You may view my latest fitness videos there by entering #FITAT69 in the search field.  

It's going to be a fun ride during the next year as I prepare to become, God willing, a 70-year young man.  Until then, I hope you enjoy my 69th birthday 100 burpees workout.

Pax Domini sit semper vobiscum