3 Truths About Health & FitnessHealth & Fitness
3 Truths I Have Learned About Health & Fitness
1. Commit for the long-term
Most people workout with a short-term goal in mind. I like looking at health in a different way.
The goal is not to lose 40 pounds in the next 12 weeks. The goal is to regain your health for the rest of your life.
The goal is not to rush. The goal is to be better next year than you are today.
Ignore the short-term results. If you commit to the long-term process, the results will come anyway.
When you commit to being consistent over the long-term, you end up seeing remarkable results in the short-term.
2. Focus on the best exercises
Great results come from great focus and not necessarily great variety.
A lot of people bounce around without any real goal doing a little bit of this and a little bit of that.
Here’s a short list of some of my favourite exercises.
•Clean and Press
3. Start light before heavy
Ask most people if they had a good workout and they’ll say things like, “Oh yeah it was so intense”. Or, “I’m going to be so sore tomorrow”.
It’s great to push yourself, but the biggest mistake that most people make is not building a foundation of strength. Everyone wants to jump in and max out with a weight that is hard. That’s exactly the wrong way to do it. Your workouts should be easy in the beginning.
Build the capacity to do the work before you start testing your limits. You can’t just pick up a 20 pound dumbbell and think you’ll succeed. Start light and work your way up. You’ll see that some exercises will require you to stay light, but the more you work all those muscles, the more you’ll increase the weight.
What have you learned about health & fitness in your journey?