Prepare The Body.
Have a p
. Whether you are young or
r, an athlete or a former couch potato
, everyone has some
part of the body that needs a little extra attention.
Maybe it's an old injury, a tender area, some tightness, i
t's what I call the weak link in the chain. So, get to class a few minutes early to address these issues. A little stretching or foam rolling can go a long way to prepare your body to move more
and prevent injury.
Trust The Clock.
Now, don't get me wrong here. Take a break if you need it
, especially if you are still learning the ropes
. Pace yourself and fin
d your rhythm. But let's be honest now. T
hat time clock
on the wall
is there for a reason. Whether it is set for 20, 30, 40, 50, or 60 seconds, the
re is a method to the madness. W
e are training different energy systems
Sometimes it's a sprint. Sometimes it's working on endurance.
ourself to get to your station on time and work
Make a full effort.
seconds off the beginning and the
end or your set, will only hinder
Join The Resistance.
Sand bags, sand
bells, dumbbells, body bars, and body weight. A
of these are
forms of resistance. If your body is a work of art, r
esistance training is how you
sculpt and define.
keep a close eye on proper for
, but how much weight should you be lifting? The answer is
you should be li
fting as much as you can handle
to please your coach or
r fellow fitness enthusiasts, but if you don't ask your body to do more than it can do comfortably, you will never stimulate change.
Once you are warmed up and you understand the exercises, hit it
hard. You can always pull back, if you need to, but what are you s
aving your energy for? Give the
. Find the edge. Discover what you are capable of. Get comfortable with being uncomfortable a
nd reap the rewards
of your hard work. You only get
give and you have to give to see what you've got. You get what I mean, right?
Mind Over Matter.
e is the best part. There is, or
meditative aspect to any practice
. There is a
where one finds
the balance between
There is a
harmony between the movement, the breath, the heartbeat, and the mind.
It is a state of being where you are one with the experience.
The zone, runners call it, but it can be found in any workout, even in a high-intensity circuit training class.
Some of us live for this high.