Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Collected Fitness Wisdom #25

No part of the body is an island unto itself. Try to pick up a pen off the floor using just your hand. It’s impossible. Even such a simple movement simultaneously engages our legs, core, shoulders, arms, and neck. But for decades ‘experts’ have told us to train using machines and 2-D movements that isolate muscle groups. The body is an interconnected chain of muscles. Striving for isolation is beyond pointless—it’s a total waste of time. Use training movements that challenge the entire body in every plane of motion. Forget weight machines. Every movement we perform as humans is a whole-body movement. Make your body your machine.

~TRX Training Tips

The opposite of winning isn't losing, it's quitting.

~Scott Sonnen

Focus on the intensity of your workouts and focus on working the body as a whole in order to get the best metabolic response to lose that stubborn stomach fat.

In order to really get lean, the workouts should have a high intensity, with short rest periods, working the largest muscle groups of the body, instead of trying to isolate specific small muscles like the biceps, triceps, or calves.

~Mike Geary

The fact is there are always excuses. Instead of wasting your time and energy finding one that sounds good, why not just admit you’re not up for the challenge? Ultimately, you must make the decision to change. If you’re not ready, then just admit it.

~Jeremy Likness


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