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Challenge Weekly Show #79: Rest Between Sets, Living to Train & Training Reflections!

August 23, 2022

Challenge Weekly Show #79: Rest Between Sets, Living to Train & Training Reflections!

Welcome to the Weekly Challenge Show with Coach Steven Eskaf and Coach Nicoletta Ceppellini!

Challenge update

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  • Lifestyle audits
  • Coaches quiz: what have you learned over the past 12 months?

Community Highlights

Coaches Corner

  • Coach Nic talks about training to live - not living to train
  • Coach Steve talks about rest between sets

Questions from the Community

  • Hi all, On Sunday I woke with flu-like symptoms. I am still able to function however I have zero energy. I am wondering if I should just skip training for a couple of days until I'm feeling strong again? Will training potentially extend my sickness or will training positively affect the recovery period? Thanks Chris

  • Hi team, Haven’t posted in a while and thought I would ask you take on something. I’m getting a lot of vids on Facebook etc on weight lifting and a question came up from me. When doing dumbbell work on chest/shoulders etc, should I press the dumbbells and connect them at the peak of the press? Lots of chatter online and from other gym go’ers that it’s a cheat move to add ‘rest’ at the peak. Thoughts and advice?
  • I always feel like a goose when trying to take my progress shots. And I know my physique has improved quite a bit but on some occasions I can't get the camera to quite accurately reflect my progress even when I try to replicate the exact conditions of the previous photo. Any tips? Eg are there certain postures that might better reflect our hard work... eg tip our hips, breathe in? Flex or not? Position of the camera? Natural v artificial light? And where should we put our arms for the back and side photos? Thanks coaches

  • I‘ve always been taught that calories come from Fat, Protein & Carbs. So that’s how I track. So when I look at this, to me “per serve” should only be 1.6 calories - but the label states 24 calories? How can it be so far out? There is literally nothing else on the label to add to macros besides sodium, which doesn’t track as calories. I don’t mind being a few calories out - but this is excessive. For the record - a serving size is 30ml. To me, 24 calories in 30 ml is rather high?

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