Monday, November 14, 2011

You've Got It

Have you ever felt limited by your resources? Your abilities? Your environment?
You don't have to feel limited. You've got everything you need to accomplish any task. You have been blessed with a brain and a body. You can really do almost anything you set your sights on. I really believe that. 

For the sake of time, lets apply this "notion" to health and fitness. Really, you can apply this idea anywhere, but will try to contain it here just a little. If you have a health and fitness goal, you possess everything you need to achieve your goal. You don't need a gym membership, a fancy strap system, a dumbbell, a kettlebell, or even a rope. All you need is your brain and your body. If you are creative, you can train every muscle you have by learning and applying bodyweight training tactics. 

Do you want to lose weight? Great. Consider your food choices and start moving daily. 

Do you want big muscles? Great. Learn how to do pushups, pull-ups and run sprints. Learn how to carry heavy things for distance. 

Do you want more time in your day to devote to getting in shape? Great. Get up earlier, or watch less TV and exercise instead. 

You really have no limitations except the ones you place on yourself. 
If you lack knowledge, seek it: Hire a trainer, buy some books, learn. If you lack equipment, use your own body, use whatever is around you - climb a tree, lift a rock, try to catch a squirrel. You were made to be creative. Create!  If you have determination and an imagination, you can build your perfect, healthy body. 

I'll leave you with this thought: I know you could get into the best shape of your life using only a beach towel. It is a bold statement, but I know it is true. How many ways can you think of to use a beach towel? 

Saturday's training was pretty fun, so I'll share it:

Bottoms Up Windmills w/ 24kg: 5/5 x 5
Turkish Getups to the elbow w/ 24kg: 5/5 x 5
Cross-body Lunges w/ 24kg: 5/5 x 5
Tabata Split Jumps (20 sec on, 10 sec off x 8 rounds) - This was the fun part, okay in a fun/sick way...

Have a great week!


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