Archive for October, 2013

The Big Picture

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Living a healthy lifestyle is more than just being a gym rat and growing your own garden (or going to Kroger). Take some time to manage your mental wellness by reading a book or taking a class on a subject you wish you knew more about.  Also, assess your spiritual self and take time to cultivate it.  Learn new things, have new experiences, and share those experiences with others.

A healthy lifestyle may mean more to you than what is mentioned above so take some time to think about gaps you could fill.  Would you enjoy spending more time with family?   How productive would you be if you watched less TV?  How would it feel to take more walks with your spouse?  Whatever it is make it a habit just like your workout and nutrition and watch your lifestyle change for the better.

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To Push Or Not To Push

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Push, noun; a vigorous effort to do or obtain something. What a great word.  We probably use it many ways through out the day but when it comes to training or exercise it takes on an entirely new meaning. We push ourselves to get out of bed or meet your trainer after work.  We push our families to make healthy eating choices.  You probably push your children to do well in school. In this case, you depend on your trainer to push you during a workout. If you train with me you’ve heard me use it when you’re reaching your last few reps. Often I hear, “I am pushing! What do you think I’m doing?” as a response.  Of course you are pushing the weight as hard as you can but I am pushing YOU as well.  Trainers demand that vigorous effort to obtain your goals.  Remember that the next time your trainer, or anyone for that matter, says PUSH!

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What Does Strength Have To Do With It?

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Being strong has to do with everyday life.  All things a person does through out the day require a certain amount of strength to perform. By definition, strength is the ability to produce force against an external resistance.  Think about that for a moment.  How many things do you do everyday that requires exactly what that definitions states?  Forcing a door open, lifting a box, pushing a lawn mower. Now, how easy is it for you to do any of those relatively activities?

Even if it’s a not challenging to perform your daily activities, strength training is indeed for you.  There isn’t an activity in the world that being strong wouldn’t help with! You don’t have to train to be an elite athlete being able to help someone change a tire or cut wood without worrying if you can handle it is pretty amazing.   Think about what you do day to day and ask yourself “How would this feel if I were stronger’?

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