I believe training should be fun, make you feel better, get you stronger and make you the best athlete you can be.
Yes, I said the best athlete YOU can be.
Your training should bring the athlete out of you.
I am not saying you should compare yourself to a professional athlete if your just an everyday gym goer who just enjoys training. What I am saying is, your training should make you more athletic.
Athletes train to prepare themselves for their sport. Their goal is to put themselves in the best position to succeed on the field. For the everyday individual, you are training to put yourself in the best position to feel better, be more active, stay healthy, and be able to achieve new things.
How can you adjust your workouts to bring out the athlete in you?
Squatting, deadlifting, pressing, rowing, and lunging are all part of every athlete’s workout plan. These movements are what really build a strong foundation. Every athlete has to get stronger, period! If you’re not getting stronger you’re not putting yourself in the best chance to succeed.
Now, athletes spend their time working on the core moves mentioned above, but they also spend a lot of their time with more sport specific movements.
This is the first installment of a four part post that will conclude on Monday. Over the next few days I am going to share with you movements that will help bring out your inner athlete, and that you can add to your workouts to complement the big movements and bring out your inner athlete.
Working on becoming the best athlete you can be and incorporating more variety will not only make your training more fun, but also keep you stronger and ultimately safer.
Remember, the only thing holding you back from training to be the best athlete you can be, is you. If you have medical limitations or dysfunctions that prevent you from doing some the movements I will be sharing with you please contact me and I can suggest modifications or alternatives.
There is no timetable on being more active and in the best shape you can be. Find that inner athlete and do things you didn’t think you could do!
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