Continuing on with Franklin’s Virtues and how we can apply them to our health & fitness, we look at the value of Order this week.
Order is a very important component of this lifestyle.
Without order in our training and nutrition, we are a lot like a ship without a captain.
A prime example of the usage of order would be something as simple as doing a more basic, multi-jointed, compound “bang for your buck” movement such as deadlifts before a more specialized exercise like one-arm dumbbell rows.
Another example would be discovering caloric needs on a basic level for the day or week and then determining macros based upon goals.
If I know that I have 2400 calories to work with for the day, then that is a great start in how I can plan my nutrition and eventual allotment of macros (protein, carbs & fats.)
Luckily we have some great aides in the form of apps & software to help us track calories and macro-nutrients.
Order is hierarchy, a function of making sure the basic and important aspects are covered first before moving on to isolated ideals and concepts.
Order can also come into play in the form of deciding how to plan your day so that you can optimally support your end-goals.
For instance, everyday I employ the concept of intermittent fasting in some shape or form to help me not only achieve aesthetic goals I have in place, but it also lets me enjoy food that I love.
Thoughtfully applying order to your training & nutrition will be one of the best and most productive fitness values you can apply!