Introducing the Valknut on page 6 of the VIKINGfit Thrall's Guide to Fitness.
I love the symbolism of the Valknut as a brand identity for VIKINGfit.
A Norse trifecta as borromean rings, the Valknut, is a great metaphor for the three aspects of fitness and their inter-dependency. Plus, it's the symbol for Odin, our narrator.
The cool thing about borromean rings is that you cannot remove just one, pull one and the whole thing falls apart. Fitness is the same: You must eat well, exercise your cardiovascular system and build your muscular system.
Everyone has heard some variation of the phrase "Nutrition is [insert arbitrary statistic here]% of being fit and healthy." Well, it's true. If someone said it was 90% of the equation I probably wouldn't argue with them.
Remember the old adage "Shit in, shit out?" That is nutrition - if you eat fast-food and drink soda everyday your screwed. Bummer dudes.
That is why Freya's nutrition guidance is 50% of VIKINGfit. We wanted to express two things: 1 - Nutrition is half the battle and 2 - Nutrition is as important as both cardiovascular training and strength training PUT TOGETHER.
Heimdahl takes second place. Why is cardiovascular endurance training more important that strength? Simply put, it's a proximate cause of fitness. In other words you can be the fitter you by only doing cardio but not by only doing strength training. Body builders while potentially looking pretty cool are not actually that fit regards to health, agility and longevity.
Then why bother with strength training? Balance baby. Strength training helps metabolize nutrients and proteins differently and helps increase your endurance. Endurance is the function of the machine (the sum), strength is the individual parts of the machine and nutrition is the fuel the machine operates on.
Let me put it another way...You want SIX-PACK ABS? Well, you cannot get a six-pack by crunches alone. You MUST run (or something cardio) to burn away the belly fat. You CAN NOT run off a #1 value meal everyday. You want SIX-PACK ABS? Use the 50/30/20 split of the VALKNUT:
EAT. HIIT. RUN.
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