Friday, March 16, 2012
WHAT ARE YOU TRAINING FOR?
Is it weight loss?
Is it fat loss?
Is it to get bigger, faster, stronger?
Do you have a specific goal or is it just to get in shape?
Do you know what in shape is?
Do you see yourself getting there?
Are you getting results?
Do you have a vision of how you will feel and look when you get there?
Have you thought about these things?
Do you have a plan?
This is why most people fail. They join a gym and say "I want to lose weight and get tone", but they don't have a plan. Or they say "I have a plan but I just need you to show me the machines". This indicates to me that they think they have a plan but need a lot more direction.
In order to succeed in getting fit you need specific goals. Saying you want to lose weight and tone doesn't really have much meaning. If you say you want to lose 40lbs and have a body fat that is 18% now you have a target. Now you have something that is measurable.
Setting these numbers now gives you something to shoot for. While it is important to have a specific weight loss target, if that is your goal, it is just as if not more important to set a physical goal. What I mean by this is enter an event. It can be a 5k, a 1/2 marathon, a bike tour, or a mud run. These goals are something that will give you immediate feed back. You will know how well you did with a finishing time and how you feel after.
When you have done one event you should not stop there. Now you must use your results and train to get better. While you are training for your event you will see that the weight loss and other goals will start to come along.
Training only won't get you there. Here is the big thing that is usually left out of the plan by many people. NUTRITION!!!! You must properly fuel your body in order for any training program to work. Eating the right foods at the right time will make all the difference in your results.
If you have questions about training please email me. Daryl@pushpullrunjump.com
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