Friday, November 8, 2013

Collected Fitness Wisdom #59

The scale can only give you a numerical reflection of your relationship with gravity. That’s it. It cannot measure beauty, talent, purpose, life force, possibility, strength, or love.

~ Steve Maraboli

Just because you finish a workout exhausted or nauseous does not mean it was an effective or productive workout.

The value of your workout is not determined by how tired you are afterwards, or even how sore you are the next day.

~ Nia Shanks

When it comes to fitness, I’ve written, “Why is exercise good for everything? Why is inactivity bad for everything? We were born to move for our food, but are now ‘zoo animals.’ We sit passively behind the zoo cage bars, munching on Big Macs and fries. Our physiology requires that we be out running around hunting for, and gathering, food—not sitting, getting fat eating junk.”

~ Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

The whole cardio focused with little to no strength training workout habit is plain ineffective.

Even if you THINK you do strength training, if your body is not challenged within the first 8-12 reps, you are spinning your wheels. STRENGTH comes from the CHALLENGE of the weights you use - NOT from the fact you can do a move for 5 minutes straight, completing 30 or so reps.

If your body is not PROPERLY Challenged, Your body will NOT change.

~ Holly Rigsby


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