Monday, September 12, 2011

Collected Fitness Wisdom #39

The hard reality of our biology is that we are built to move. Exercise is the master signaling system that tells our cells to grow instead of fade. When we exercise, that process of growth spreads throughout every cell in our bodies, making us functionally younger. Not a little bit younger—a lot younger. True biological aging is a surprisingly slow and graceful process. You can live out your life in a powerful, healthy body if you are willing to put in the work.

~ Dr. Henry S. Lodge

Master bodyweight exercises like squats, lunges, step ups, pushups, pullups, dips, planks, animal walking, climbing, jumping, bounding, crawling, etc. Lift, move, and drag different objects. Perform movements that take you off your center of balance. Use momentum and power (when necessary). Develop basic gymnastics movements. Learn to maneuver your body weight! Then add external loads to continually increase the challenge.

It's as simple as that. No need for lateral raises, bicep curls, or inner thigh squeezes. That crap is a waste of time.

~ Kim Ball

I have found that just about everyone who actually achieves a noteworthy training related goal -- whatever that goal may be -- has a specific plan of attack in place before they even begin.  People who tend to "wing it" without a vision or a plan usually end up getting nowhere...and fast.

~ John Alvino

If you TRULY made a commitment to change - you sat down and took an honest look at what you are eating, keeping a food log for a week and identifying areas of improvement, you changed the format of your workouts to be strength based rather than cardio, cardio, cardio, you embrace the idea that a fit body is about changing body composition - not just reducing the number on the scale,

Then you would get results.

Problem is....we "TRY" - half halfheartedly eating better, kind of doing workouts, maybe sticking to this stuff for a week or so... then life gets in the way and we go back to what we have been Doing - the very things that prevent results. 

~ Holly Rigsby


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