Time is money. Wish I had a nickel for every time I've heard that. How often have you wished for more than 24 hours in a day? Prioritizing our to-do list can be quite challenging. By a show of hands, how high do you rank your personal health and well being?
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!"?
The value of a dollar was instilled in me at a young age by my Parents. "Money doesn't grow on trees" is a phrase I often heard when I wanted something. I've yet to find a money tree; however, what I've realized in adulthood is...people spend time and money on what's important to them. Whether it's travel, dining, entertainment, fashion, automotive, or a plethora of other options, we tend to make things we enjoy a priority and use our two most valuable resources (time & money) engaging in these activities. Everything else usually gets an excuse.
One of my goals for 2015 was to be more active on my social media pages to help motivate and inspire others to live a healthy lifestyle. I started off with posting motivation quotes every morning, and motivational videos that I found on youtube. Youtube videos have been a huge impact on my fitness journey and will continue to be. Everyone should have some source of external motivation when they can't find any internal motivation to get them to workout.
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.