Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Your Body Comes with a Free Membership

Do you often wish you had a great place to train? Or maybe if you had a certain DVD, you could be ripped like those guys on the commercial. Maybe you could get in awesome shape if you could just afford that health clubs monthly dues. 

There are many reasons and obstacles that hinder us and slow us down when it comes to claiming our health. But that is just the point. There are reasons and obstacles that deter us, but we allow them to. When it comes to owning your health, it is you who holds all the power. Your brain and your body are all that you need in order to have the best body you could possibly have. 

Picture the best you that you can imagine. The only thing keeping you from becoming what you imagine is probably your own self. You don't need a gym membership, or a DVD, or a weight set. Yes, those things might make it easier to obtain the body you desire, but they are not necessary. If you can't use your own body to build the best body you've ever had, then the best body you've never had is simply not that important to you. Don't give in to excuses. 

Hershal Walker claims to have only used bodyweight exercises for the last 20 to 30 years. Have you seen his body? He looks as if he is carved out of granite. He exercises discipline and makes his body yield to his mind. He is not limited by where he lives or where the closest gym is located. He doesn't need such things. He has his brain and he has his body. 

Hershal is just one example. Others have done the same thing. There is even a popular series of books out now where you use your own body to train like a convict. The premise is that convicts don't have a lot of resources, but they do have their own bodies and they can maintain phenomenal health. I don't know that all convicts train like this, but I imagine that there are some that do. If you don't like the idea of training like a convict, maybe you could start a program called Frugal Conditioning: For those that want to save an extra $1000 a year. Instead of going to a health club to get on machines that will absolutely do nothing good for your body, you could learn how to use and move your own body! 

It doesn't have to be hard. It only takes a decision, to not succumb to excuses, coupled with action. You can achieve the body you want to have, the body you imagine having. If you are totally de-conditioned, you can simply start with walking. Walking one step at a time can eventually lead you to where you want to be. It really doesn't have to be hard. It just has to be, if you really want it.

Okay, enough of the rambling. I used my own body today! ;)

I ran for 5 minutes, followed immediately with Spider-man crawling for 5 minutes x 3 rounds with not rest until after the 30 minutes was complete. 

Run x 5 min, Crawl x 5 min x 3 times

It was beautiful outside today, especially when I was not looking at the ground while I was crawling!

Have a great week.


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