Every once in a while, you meet someone, you go somewhere, you read something...and it changes you. Not in the way that all experiences shape who we are and what we do, but I mean it causes a profound shift in what or how you think. It's happened to me before with books, Wayne Dyer's You'll see it When You Believe It was one, and now-The China Study by T. Colin Campbell, PhD.
...attack the plan! Most of the successful events of our lives were born from a simple idea or thought. It is the same for our fitness goals. After deciding on your goal it is helpful to put a plan into place. Doing so will help you achieve a positive outcome. Fitness is no different. It is good to quantify all aspects of your new goal(s). Exercise and nutrition both deserve equal attention when you begin to create your plan for success. How do you create a plan?
Recently at work my boss mentioned to me that they need more TRX certified trainers, it took me about two seconds to think about it before I said I would do it. Sunday April 7th I will become certified and I am so excited about this for many reasons.The first is I will then be able to use the TRX system when working one on one with Personal Training clients.The second is I love to teach and help people and this is going to not only allow me the opportunity to do group classes but also give me contact with more people who can potentially turn into PT clients.
2nd CUP OF MOTIVATION: "You can act your way into feeling long before you can feel your way into action. If you wait until you FEEL like doing something, you will likely never accomplish it. The same is true for thinking. You cannot wait until you FEEL like thinking to do it."- John C.
Alot of the articles I have read concerning hyperplasia style lifting still suggest that it hasnt been proven in humans. I have utilized this style for myself for the past 5 years. At 5'7" and a consistent 230+ lbs with only 11% body fat, I would have to say it exists in the fitness world. I would like to hear about any opinions that anyone might have about this subject.
So it's spring. Sure doesn't feel like it. Soon, though, the weather will warm and we will be wearing shorts and tank tops. Oh no, you say?!?!? Body image is a huge factor in today's world. I hear all the time about arms that sag. Boobs that sag. Butts that sag. To gain back the youthful appearance to your bodies, you can take chemicals to combat age, or you can build muscle mass that helps you produce hormones to counteract aging. I opt for building muscle mass. There's nothing like a lift you get from firm muscles.