Look in the mirror.That's the only person in between who you are and the person you want to be. Period.Every day there's a new product, gizmo or diet that claims to be the fast track to a healthier and happier you. How many have you tried? Be honest. How did it "workout" for you? Right...that's what I thought.
One of my favorite basketball coaches had a phrase "fake hustle" he loved to use. If you're into sports you've seen it before. It's the guy that lackadaisically dives after a ball after it's ALREADY gone out of bounds. It's the guy that misses an easy layup and commits a foul on the very next possession trying to make up for it. How about the guy that botches the play drawn up in the last time out, then feigns an ankle sprain and looks at the bench like "Coach, I need a sub!"?
Something I can count on every day at the gym is seeing someone attempting the latest get fit quick exercise they've seen in their favorite fitness social media outlet or magazine. Nine times out of ten they're performing the exercise incorrectly. On top of that, they most likely have no idea WHY they're doing that particular exercise in the first place. They saw someone else doing it and thought it looked cool to try.
Everyday I here and see people saying I want abs. Great goal for sure but what each of these people fail to understand is to have visible abs you must learn how to cook and eat clean. Exercise will strengthen the abs and burn fat, but it will not give you visible abs on its own. Nutrition is the key to any weight loss program and it all begins in the kitchen. Understanding what eating clean means is one of the hardest concepts for people to understand I have found. There are numerous diet plans on the internet, but very few actually explain what eating clean means.
With the New Year having just passed, the January rush at gyms and fitness centers has commenced. It’s always a wonder why, come February, these new gymgoers empty back out even though their credit cards are still being charged $19.99 per month, month after month after month…
Today I would like to talk about a fairly controversial yet necessary topic in the exercise world: pattern overload. We have all seen people that go to the gym and perform the same exercises, over and over again. Whether it’s the result of “old school” mentality, lack of knowledge, or someone steering them in the wrong direction, consistently doing the same exact exercises (just with increasingly higher weight) will lead to dysfunction.
Good morning! I hope that you all had a great summer. I am very excited to be starting up my weekly blog again! For any new readers, each week throughout the fall, winter, and spring I will write an article on a different fitness-related topic. As the weeks go on, feel free to let me know of any topics you would like covered. I am even willing to research your particular topic so that I can write about it for you as comprehensively as possible! Enjoy.