On episode 012 of the #AskLiveLeanTV show, we’re answering 10 of your questions, including should you workout and eat differently when you are sick?
Welcome back to another episode of #AskLiveLeanTV.
Thanks for tuning into episode number 12.
This is the show where we answer your questions.
We’ve been having a blast shooting this show and have been loving all the creative and original questions coming in.
This is going to be a fun show because it’s super hot in here, so I’m in a crazy mood.
Based on the heat, Jessica and I have decided we’re going to be like Ron Burgundy, and all the other newscasters, and not wear pants.
We’re definitely not short on viewer questions, so if you do want to ask a question, it’s going to take us a little while to get to them.
Ask your question using #AskLiveLeanTV on Twitter and tag us @LiveLeanTV.
If you don’t have Twitter, we’ll also take your questions on the other social media channels:
I’m not sure how long we’ll keep this show going, but maybe we’ll do it forever and ever 😉
I can see us still answering your questions when we are old and saggy 89 year olds.
Actually, let me check myself on that stereotype.
We’re not going to be old and saggy at 89.
We’re going to be old and ripped.
Plus, who knows what is going to happen in the future with age expectancy.
89 is probably going to be the new 19!
Regardless, we will eventually get to your questions in an upcoming episode.
All right, let’s jump into today’s questions.
Dex2Real on Snapchat asks:
Is CrossFit good for building muscle or does it cause injuries?
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Ant @HulllkSmash on Twitter asks:
Let’s hear the truth about the over sexualized fitness industry. Do you think the fitness industry is over sexualized? P.S. keep up the great content.
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yang bang from YouTube says:
Hello, I just turned 14. I’m 163cm and 55kg. I swim on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday for 2 hours. I also lift 4-5 times a week. Is that too much exercise?
That does seem like a lot of exercise for the average person.
However, we don’t have enough context about your situation to be able to answer it properly.
For example, what are you looking to achieve?
As a 14 year old, it’s great that you’re active, however not many 14 year olds are lifting weights 4-5 days a week and swimming 2 hours, 3 times a week.
For example, we usually only swim for 20 minutes.
Here’s why context is so important.
If you’re training to be an Olympic swimmer like Michael Phelps, lifting weights 4-5 days a week and swimming 2 hours, 3 times a week is probably not too much.
If you’re trying to become a professional athlete, I would assume you have an experienced coach that has put other athletes through a similar routine.
Another follow up question would be, how long have you been doing this?
If you have only been following this routine for one week, it’s hard to tell if this is a sustainable amount of exercise for you, since not enough time has passed yet.
However, if you have been doing it for a year, then you’re probably conditioned to it.
Ultimately, based on the limited information given in that question, it’s tough for us to answer.
We would need more information on what your goals are, in order to assess if it is too much exercise.
However, if we make the assumption that you are just a regular 14 year old looking to get fit, that is a lot of exercise.
I would recommend you balance some of that time to hang out with your friends and enjoy life a little bit more.
Eric Kaminski from YouTube says:
I hear that the FDA doesn’t regulate protein and vitamin supplements, and that a lot of supplements have fillers and a bunch of unnecessary and/or unknown stuff in them. My friend tells me to just get protein from a natural source such as meats, eggs, nuts, etc. What is your take on protein and vitamin supplements and what are your best tips on how to find the most trustworthy supplement brands? Thanks.
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lindsey_g13 on Snapchat asks:
Hey, loved your last episode. Also, thanks for answering my question in the past. I have been sick with a headache, stuffy nose, and cough. Do you think it is okay to workout if you are sick? I have been going to Crossfit, but I’m wondering if I am making it worse. Should you also eat differently when you are sick? For example, I crave fruit when I’m sick. Should I eat fruit when I’m sick? Thank you so much.
Here’s a video when I was feeling sick.
It really depends on the severity of your sickness.
For example, if you have a flu or are still in the contagious stage of your cold, it’s not a good idea to workout.
You need to stay home and sleep it off, rather than spreading germs to everywhere else.
It is rude to go to the gym when you are are clearly sick, coughing, and have a runny nose.
Ultimately, it’s up to you to gauge how sick you are.
If you think you can make it through a workout, you probably can.
After getting in some movement, it will probably make you feel better, as well.
You could also do outdoor workouts to get your blood flowing and body moving, without being close to other people.
Going for a fast walk or a light jog around your neighborhood can be a better alternative than going to the gym.
If 5 minutes into the walk or jog you start to feel terrible, you can change your mind and go back to bed.
When it comes to eating fruit, yes feel free to eat a lot fruit when you’re feeling sick.
Fruit is loaded with healthy vitamins and minerals to boost your immune system.
When you are sick, don’t worry about hitting your macronutrients for the day.
The most important thing for you is to get well, so you can get back to your healthy habits.
The most important thing is to do what you need to do, to get better.
If this includes eating more fruit than you normally do for a few days, do it.
sarahgaskin250kchalleng on Instagram asks:
Here’s a question for Jess. How long does it take to transform your body? In #AskLiveLeanTV episode 007, you mentioned when you decided to focus and get it done, it only took you a few months to get your body where you wanted it. What was your starting point? Were you overweight or always pretty healthy? What did you do in terms of diet, routine, and schedule? How did you stay focused? Thanks in advance.
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@KostaGeorgian on Twitter asks:
Hi Brad and Jessica. I have one question. Are push ups a good warm up before weights?
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@mcptotalfitness on Twitter asks:
If you could only keep one pair of gym shoes, which would it be? I love my Reebok Nano 5.0’s, but I’d miss my Reebook Sprint TRs. What are the best overall workout sneakers?
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@mattchilledh2o on Twitter asks:
I have heard you say that you want to keep your body in an alkaline state. What do you think about alkaline water? Is alkaline water good for you? What do you think about a water ionizer to get alkaline water?
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Dominik Kuss @Teldan on Twitter asks:
Hey Brad, is it possible to achieve your muscular physique with no more than bodyweight home workouts?
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