Thursday, January 10, 2013

Collected Fitness Wisdom #54

Getting strong requires work and it's uncomfortable. If you try to remove the discomfort then you remove the work and if you remove the work, you remove the result.

The same goes for fat loss. It requires work. You WILL have to go up against your physical limitations from time to time. It WILL take some time.

~ Dax Moy

In the fitness world, there are many ways to get results. But the biggest question to answer is "Was this workout designed to just get me tired or was it designed to get me better?" No workout should be designed to just get you tired and sore. There should be a strategy, a reason and smart methods for the exercises that you choose. Movement quality should be a high priority in your workouts. If you are just moving to create fatigue then you are missing the point. Exercise can quickly become erratic when it's more about movement quantity and less about movement efficiency.

Here's an example: perform 100 squats, 100 push-ups and 100 crunches and do 5 rounds. Think this workout will make you sweat, sore and burn some calories? Absolutely! Will this workout improve your movement, give you a higher level of performance and improve your athleticism? Absolutely not!

So as you embark on your fitness goals and decide on your fitness routines, have smart judgement on what you decide to commit to. You will end up feeling better, get bigger results and in the end change your life!

Be smart and do it better in 2013!

~ Justin Levine

If you have two choices, choose the harder. If you’re trying to decide whether to go out running or sit home and watch TV, go running. Probably the reason this trick works so well is that when you have two choices and one is harder, the only reason you’re even considering the other is laziness. You know in the back of your mind what’s the right thing to do, and this trick merely forces you to acknowledge it.

~ Paul Graham

Observing the typical gym workout can range from mildly amusing to something that's just horrifying, like watching people attempt to perform surgical procedures on themselves after taking in a few episodes of Gray’s Anatomy.

~ Christopher Chilelli

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