In my opinion, training is more of a mental game than a physical one, so this week we're sharing 4 tips to help make your exercise or workout program a success. I'll let the video do the rest of the talking. Have a great week!
With fast food, 24 hour news, and iPhone apps that can do just about anything right at our fingertips, we live in a society of instant gratification. We expect everything to happen instantly, including our weight loss. What we tend to forget is that our body takes time to adapt to a new stimulus. When you start a new program or decide to make changes to your exercise or diet, remember to stay patient!
To drive home my point, I'd like you to try something. Take a minute and think about how much you weighed 10 years ago, then compare that to today. My guess is, the number is a little higher than it was 10 years ago, which is normal for most. As we age, we tend to weigh more.
Now, I want you to envision yourself in 10 years. How would you feel to be 10 pounds lighter? For most, that would be a great accomplishment! I'll use myself as an example. Ten years ago I was 165 lbs. Today I'm about 195. If you told me that at age 37, I'd be 185, I'd be a happy camper. Now when you break that down, that comes out to 1 pound every YEAR, which is next to nothing, but over time it adds up to something great.
Please understand that your weight doesn't necessarily equate to good health, but it's obviously an easy way to measure success LONG TERM. This week I challenge you to make changes that will last for 10 years, instead of 10 days. Check out the video for more!
Strength is key for improved body composition, as well as athletic success. Plain and simple. If you want to lose fat, get strong. If you want to be a better athlete, get strong!
What some fail to realize is how important strength is in our everyday lives. Whether you're moving around the house, working in the yard, or running around with your kids, strength makes everything easier. Check out the video to learn more!
There are two main reasons why foot mobility is so important for performance and pain. First of all, we use them a lot and they support us in literally everything we do. If we aren't taking care of them and moving them through different ranges of motion with control, sometimes other issues can appear throughout the body, especially in our hips, knees, and back. The second reason we want to focus on foot mobilization is because we spend so much time in shoes. Good movement starts with your feet and if you're in shoes all day, your foot mobility is going to be limited. Check out the video for a drill you can do at home or sitting at your desk at work!