Monday, March 26, 2012

Collected Fitness Wisdom #46

Let’s face it, people are constructing worse and worse workouts! No, not in that they are challenging or tough, rather that they are not constructed to do anything but to make you as humanly tired as possible. Sure, some people THINK this is the right way, but the truth is that the more well thought out your workout the better the result and this is more than just how many "killer" exercises you could perform.

~ Josh Henkin, CSCS

Weight training will do far more for your fat loss efforts, both in losing the fat and keeping it off long term, than low intensity, steady state cardio aerobic training will ever do.

~ Sue Heintze

Sorry dude, but drinking a kegger every weekend isn’t going to help with that six pack you’ve been trying to get since freshman year. Likewise, as much as you’d like to think that grabbing a few M&M’s here and there from your secretary’s desk won’t mount to much- there’s a reason you’ve been trying to lose the same 20 lbs for five years.

~ Tony Gentilcore, CSCS

When you're trying to motivate yourself, appreciate the fact that you're even thinking about making a change. And as you move forward, allow yourself to be good enough. Perfectionism can undo what you're trying to achieve. Look at the angst people have when they cut a workout a little short. Do they really think a few minutes less, one day, is going to make that much of a difference? Worse still is the "what-the-hell effect"—you eat one bad thing, then just give up.

~ Alice Domar


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