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It’s Not About How Much

7 Nov

HansFranz[1]How do you gauge success in the gym?  Lots of men and women focus solely on the amount of weight they can lose or lift.  And while these may be steps on your path to success, perhaps they shouldn’t be the ultimate goals.

Working out can increase your strength and improve your fitness, health, and wellness.  And, while the physical benefits are obvious, research shows that the benefits of working out may carry over into your mental, emotional, and even spiritual well-being.  Regular exercise has also been linked to productivity at work, satisfaction in relationships, and less stress.

Have fun working out by making exercise more like play.  Try new moves, learn new skills, and take on new challenges.  Variety in your routine can be motivating.

Keep track of how happy, confident, and energized you feel, as a result of your workout.  Improvements in fitness and increases in the amount of weight you push or pull will be valuable by-products.

Get STRONGER, Get FASTER!

Your thoughts?

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It’s Not About How Much

9 Aug

HansFranz[1]How do you gauge success in the gym?  Lots of men and women focus solely on the amount of weight they can lose or lift.  And while these may be steps on your path to success, perhaps they shouldn’t be the ultimate goals.

Working out can increase your strength and improve your fitness, health, and wellness.  And, while the physical benefits are obvious, research shows that the benefits of working out may carry over into your mental, emotional, and even spiritual well-being.  Regular exercise has also been linked to productivity at work, satisfaction in relationships, and less stress.

Have fun working out by making exercise more like play.  Try new moves, learn new skills, and take on new challenges.  Variety in your routine can be motivating.

Keep track of how happy, confident, and energized you feel, as a result of your workout.  Improvements in fitness and increases in the amount of weight you push or pull will be valuable by-products.

Get STRONGER, Get FASTER!

Your thoughts?

Push Yourself: Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

7 Nov

If you want to improve your strength, speed, agility, and athleticism, you’ve got to get out of your comfort zone.  That means you can’t limit yourself to the exercises you’re comfortable with, or those you like.  Same goes for the intensity level of your workout.  It’s not (and won’t be) easy.  It’s supposed to be challenging… you’ve got to push yourself.

There’s going to be fatigue and there’s going to be soreness.  You can’t just workout on the days you feel like it.  It doesn’t work that way.  Think about your goals.  Why are you doing this, in the first place?  For most of us, it’s about self-improvement.  We want to “upgrade” ourselves in one (or more) of the following areas:

  • The way we perform
  • The way we look (our appearance)
  • The way we feel (health and wellness)

The desire to perform, look, and feel better is one thing.  Most people have that.  The motivation, willingness, and drive to do the work necessary to achieve that is a different story.  The latter is what separates those who really want it from those who are merely enamored with the notion of self-improvement.  To do what’s necessary to achieve your goals requires discipline.  You can thrown in a few more of the “D”s as well… dedication, determination, desire, and drive.

Write down your goals.  Revisit them often.  Use them as motivation on a daily basis.  Adjust your training periodically, as necessary, to ensure it’s aligned with your goals.  Your mind will try to tell your body to stop.  Your body doesn’t have to listen.  Push yourself now and reap the rewards for your efforts later.

Get STRONGER, Get FASTER!

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