When people work out the majority of them are not maximizing their results even when they think they are. Most people go to the gym and do whatever is on the workout agenda for the day never really thinking about why they are really doing it. The sad thing is most of them can get a lot more out of it and speed up their results by learning the philosophy of fitness. The philosophy of fitness is purely individual, just like your body is. Just how each person’s body will grow differently, each person can build their own philosophy on fitness by first knowing its foundation. I’m not selling you anything; I’m just telling you how it really is. I am a person who loves fitness and more importantly believes in it. I’ve had four certifications in kinesiology and hold my current certification with the American Council on Fitness. I was a U.S. Army Infantryman who proudly served in Operation Iraqi Freedom and a proud owner of a fitness bootcamp in Houston.
Working out goes a lot deeper than the superficial results we seek. The real reasons are beneath what we see and are found in the back of our minds. Why do you want to workout or why do you workout? Is it to look a certain way or not look a certain way? Is it for health reasons or for competition? Then look even further and ask yourself why you want to look that way, or not? Is it because you’re insecure or afraid of what people will think of you? Are you ashamed or just never think your good enough? The more you analyze the reasons of why you want to workout the closer you will get to the causes and conditions of why you’re out of shape or why you’re in shape. So what does this have to do with working out?
Think about your life growing up and every time you “look back” you feel wiser or smarter. If only you knew then what you know now, right? This is the same concept, just as your muscles need fuel to run, lift and move your mind needs fuel as well. Finding your philosophy on fitness is purely individual and the more you know about why you workout, the closer you’ll be to achieving enlightenment. This is just a part of what it takes to be truly successful in fitness. The philosophy of Fitness is complex but understandable through honest thought and meditation. Did he just say meditate? Yep, I sure did.
Meditation is more common than you think and you do it all the time in small doses. When you think or concentrate on a problem or occurrence, guess what? You just meditated! Of course that’s not what I’m talking about but you get point. To start, all you need to do is pick a quite comfortable place, sit down and close your eyes. First, concentrate on your breathing; think about and hear the air moving in, then out. Start to listen to your surroundings letting your mind find itself in the present. Now that you’re centered, just think and visualize about whatever you want to meditate on. That’s the basics of meditation for beginners, now go try it.