I have heard this comment several times over my career as a trainer. An argument would follow after because to me it doesn't make any sense. This us said by people before they join a gym or start a fitness program. I will never understand the comment and I started to block it out when I would hear it.
Last weekend my band was playing in Dover, DE and it's about 2 hours from where I live. I usually ask my friend Zach, who you've seen in some videos, to come along. Our other friend, who shall remain nameless came along. We started talking about workouts and he said "I need to get in shape before I workout with you."
I did not respond because I conditioned myself to ignore comments like this. I instead let it ring in my head. It us still ringing right now. I'm trying to figure out the logic of this thinking. I'll write it again. Maybe it will help. Maybe you've said it or know someone who has. "I need to get in shape before I workout."
Ouch! I think I hurt my brain.
Last I checked training gets you in shape. That comment is an excuse to put off doing what is needed. I'm not saying jump in and start with a sh*t ton of weight or full speed sprints. I'm saying START!!!! Stop putting it off. You can't get in shape or prepared. Just start. Get off the couch. Get away from the computer. STOP MAKING EXCUSES.
TODAY IS THE DAY TO START!
Not sure how? Just ask.
GET STRONG. STAY STRONG.