I would like to start this weeks' blog by explaining one thing...
Being involved in the fitness industry for many years I have trained thousands of eager young guys and girls for tactical roles. So if your thinking of this as a career path or would like to be at your most peak level of fitness both physically and mentally you will take a lot away from here today.
Following a traditional lifting program made up of split body parts, large rest between sets and low reps is great if your end goal is putting on size and strength but if you have a tactical role in your sights then you need to think outside the box and start gaining some serious functional fitness.
How fast do you recover from challenging situations that are all part of daily life, from small disappointments to terrible traumas, we are all affected by these at some point but it is how we react to these situations that determine our resilience level.
Why do some people crumble under adversity while others bounce back stronger than ever? Humans are capable of adapting to many physical and psychological circumstances, although those with higher resilience will have a much greater ability to recover and even grow in these times.
Obsession creates rapid progress.
We all speak of finding a balance in our many life endeavours. But in my experience, a balanced approach brings more slow and steady results, and in today’s world slow and steady just doesn’t cut it.
In fact, throughout my whole life, I have had a tendency to approach things with pure obsession and passion, but also putting in methods so not to burn out too soon.
To me, this is my balance.
Instead of going through life at a constant steady climb like jogging up a hill, I prefer to switch between a flat out sprinting and a steady walk.
Struggling to make that nutrition plan stick?
Here are my best 10 tips to staying on track.
What is driving and motivating you each day to stick to your plan, when you lose touch of the why you will make mistakes. I have used a technique with clients in the past of writing down all the reasons you are doing this nutrition plan in the first place, then in those venerable times during the day you might waiver from the plan pull it out and read over them to remind yourself why you're doing this in the first place.
2. Change your view of food.
In today’s society we look as food as a reward, usually, this comes from our childhood when our parents tell us you can have an ice-cream if you’re a good kid, these patterns continue into adult life...
Periodization is one of the most important parts for your ultimate success in training, nutrition and keeping your mindset on point. Yethow many of you fail to truly understand how to employ the concepts and principles behind it?
Who is guilty of just wondering into the gym with no clue of what your session will look like…??
Who wakes up Monday morning with no food in the fridge and no meal plan to follow?
What you need to understand is how this affects both your performance and your mindset.
“Step out of the shadow of other people’s judgment and expectations and into the light of your own purpose and potential”.
Ultimately we are all trying to improve our lives. You want more excitement, more flavour, more fullness. In the strictest sense, you want to become the best version of yourself. We all have that urge to wake up in the morning excited, jumping out of bed with a thirst for life that some of you might not have felt since you were a child.
Your purpose is your driving force in this. Without a purpose how will you make your mark in the world, how will you truly make a difference.