I’ve worked with over 3000 clients in the past 8 years and I’ve come to believe these 3 fitness training truths for maximizing your time and effort in the gym.
- There are no secrets or short cuts except for consistent hard work. Doing exercises half right leads to half the muscle development, half the strength increase, half the effort involved, and half the results. You have to put the time in again and again in every avenue of your health and fitness to reap the rewards.
- Long term progress is a balancing act between listening to your body while also not being a wimp.
To elaborate on this… if your shoulder is bugging you, you should listen to your body and work on mobility. If you are sick, you should listen to your body and rest. If your quads are burning or you feel like giving up with 20 secs or 3 reps left, then finish your exercise strong. If it’s muscle pain, you have more to give, if it’s joint pain, rest and assess and speak to a health and fitness professional. Get better at listening to the pain signals from your body. It’s an elegant machine designed to tell you when to back off or keep going.
- You can’t go wrong with getting strong.
Getting strong builds muscle, builds metabolism, helps with weight loss. My #1 advice for getting strong is record your workouts. It’s the only surefire way of seeing your progress, and not guessing which weight to use while making educated decisions on when to advance.
“We are what we are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then is not an act but a habit.”
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