Before I begin I want to make it clear I am all for any form of exercise. Whatever type of exercises you choose it’s all good, if you are moving your body in such a way that improves your total wellbeing then that’s great. Some people want to improve their results externally be it on the score board or on the physical body. I have been seeking out and interview those who are getting observable results. That is not to say I don’t think Intrinsic results are not important, on the contra, they are very important, I will talk more about that part of success in a latter post for now I would like to share a conversation I had in the America I was at a fitness convention were I spoke to a veteran body builder, no one famous just a guy who worked hard to be in the best shape of his life. I should point out at this time that I think it’s great that people work out to stay healthy and fit, so I do not believe body building is a wast of time because those muscles are not functional in certain sports. My question is for Functional for what? As I see it they are competing in a sport that they are measures by the look of the total physic and not the speed of their run, so the way I see it it is functional for body Building competitions. Back to the body builder I asked him his how many reps does he do to get into that shape, he response was great, he said “I don’t count the reps, when I feel I can’t do any more and I’m all out of reps, I dig deep and do three more reps” You know most people never get to use their second wind because they are not even close to working a sweat.
Fatigue and Exhaustion
Most people quit when things get uncomfortable rather than stop from Exhaustion. They can’t tell the difference between Uncomfortable and Exhaustion. You might ask what is the difference, in my opinion Fatigue and Uncomfortably are just before the difference can happen and Exhaustion is were Lactic acid has built up to point of Pain and you have torn the muscle cells just enough so that they can heal in the next day or two to be a little stronger and a little better than the day before. Most people won’t do three more.
Will you ? Do you want your dream body bad enough to say Yes or are you a bar bell kicker just passing by with another excuse as to why you can’t achieve your dream. everyone hath the ability to work hard, some just don’t realise it. Don’t doubt your self, or you will never achieve greatness. If you underestimate your self your never going to achieve your dreams. You know what will hurt more than “three more reps” Looking back at your life and asking your self why didn’t you do it. The pain of “three more reps goes away in hours but the pain of looking back can last a life time.
It’s ok to say you know what I just can’t do it, I’m too old, too young, too fat, too out of condition, its ok to say all that, what ever, I just have one question for you. Do you want it? If the answer is YES, then do what you got to do to get started, look at all the reasons why you can’t do it and then say, “I must do it, and if I must I will do it” . Do you want it BAD enough ? Then as Nike says in their slogan Just do IT… The rest will come.
Best wishes to you.