The world is plagued with the mindset of more. Work longer hours and sacrifice sleep so you can make more money to buy a bigger house. Buy more stuff to fill up the empty space. Owning more shit doesn’t mean that you are doing better in life. It just means that you own more shit.
We have the same more is better mindset with exercise too. But more is not better, better is better. If exercising hurts, or if you are sick and run down, it’s your body telling you to either stop or to slow down. It’s a safety mechanism to protect the body. It’s not a weakness leaving the body, or no pain no gain. It’s the warning light is on, slow the fuck down because your wheels are coming off.Continue reading →
I am fortunate to have had long-term personal training students, both current and in the past. And over time I’ve come to see some commonalities among those who get great, sustainable results with their training. And that’s what this post is all about. Continue reading →
I’ve read about this technique before regarding productivity but didn’t honestly think much of it. I’ve been revisiting a lot of topics lately to see if I would have a different outlook on them on the second, or the third, or the fourth time around. Somehow this carries to training too.Continue reading →
When we are higher than the 5th priority in our clients lives, we are doing something wrong– Steven “Coach Stevo” Ledbetter
The above quote gave me few thoughts that I want share so you can get the absolute best out of your approach to health and fitness. It also got me thinking what I can do better with my movement and habit coaching. Since I am someone who’s seen others as well as myself who’ve had fitness as a number one priority in life and the downside of it, I want to be sure that your training and eating will add positive energy, productivity, happiness and joy to your life. It shouldn’t be something that makes you as miserable as the kid who gets denied the fairy floss at the carnival.Continue reading →
Often people don’t get anywhere with their fitness goals due poor (or non-existent) training planning. Or worse, people keep going through cycles of getting injured. Hey, I know how it’s like. I used to be one of those people. Continue reading →
Few posts ago I mentioned about my 60 day pull up challenge. I started with 10 pull ups on Day One, adding a rep each day and aiming to finish with 70 reps on the last day. It’s a cool little challenge and definitely doable if you have a bit of a base on doing pull ups. I’ve done it in the past and the biggest obstacle always seemed to be to find the extra time to do it all.
Let’s make a deal. No longer will we call the work done in the gym ‘exercise’. Nope, none of that. Instead each time you hit thy gymnasium we shall call it ‘training’. You are not (I hope not!) only going to the gym to get good at exercise. Getting good at exercise means that you are going in with the simple plan to make yourself tired.