|What more could you ask for?|
At the moment I am playing. I am having fun with my training, and yes, while I do believe that training should be planned and recorded, it should also be fun. Run around, experiment with stuff! Yesterday I spent two hours training, and in this time I worked on my keg (or in this case gas canister) clean and press from the floor for reps. I essentially spent me training time playing and focusing on what I could do with the tools that I had in front of me. I also took some time to work on my gymnstic skill, working up to a controlled inversion on the rings as well as what ended up being multiple attempts and a tucked back lever and then, I did handstands. Do you want to know what the funny thing is? I had an awesome workout! I had fun, I sweated, and my back was on fire this morning from a job well done.
There are so many people who attack their training with this rigidity of “I must stick to my program and do nothing else”, and this mentality is great if you’re working towards a specific goal and or competitionn but remember, training should also be fun. Even if your goal is to go and squat 200kg for reps, remember to take the time to enjoy the benefits that you get from working towards and achieving these goals, as well as the joy of running faster and jumping higher than you did before. As corny as it sounds, I am a lifer and I am not looking for a quick fix, or an 8 weeks to a massive ‘whatever’ style programme. I will always be in the gym, I will always be training and I will always seek to improve myself and smash past my goals. And I am sure as hell going to make sure I have fun doing it.
|This looks a great deal less fun than it is…. honest!|
If there is one thing to take away from this, it is the fact that whatever it is that your passionate about, whether it be music, art, weights, martial arts, hell, you could be passionate about stamp collecting! Just make sure that you enjoy it and don’t let anything, or anyone (including yourself) stop you from doing it with a smile on your face and joy in your heart.
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