Fitness is not about making drastic changes and uprooting your entire life for the sake of the number on the scale. It’s not about hopping from fad diet to fad diet, in a constant state of unhappiness with your body. It’s not about doing crazy exercises and crushing yourself in the gym, only to see minimal progress toward your goals. Fitness about finding what works best for you in the gym and eating food that fuels you – in and out of the gym. My goal is to empower you to find and fuel YOUR fitness.
We should strive to get the absolute most out of our training sessions. And, while I’ve talked about having a great program, making sure you’re working within your movement capabilities, and other factors, I have yet to touch on one variable: the pre-training routine. For me this includes three things: fuel, a goal, and getting in the zone. Let’s dive in.
There are a million things that we have no control over that threaten to throw us off our fitness goals. But today we’re talking about how we can step up, control the things we’re able to, and be more than these excuses.
Selecting a weight truly makes or breaks a workout. If it’s too heavy, we can potentially choose a weight that’s too heavy to complete the reps and sets prescribed. On the flip side, if it’s too light, we might not feel the exercise is really doing much of anything. Today, we’re talking about four ways to select a proper weight when completing an exercise.
A quick note this week from me to you. It’s something I’ve been talking about on the blog since 2016 and still holds true today – in my coaching and on this podcast. Simple as that.