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“Saw A Vein On My Bicep Today At The Gym So I Guess You Could Say Things Are Getting Serious”. This meme went viral a couple weeks ago and I think it’s hilarious and holds some truth. When you start training hard and training consistently, your body will give you signs that you are doing it correctly. Whether it be you are dropping unwanted pounds, losing inches, gaining muscle, or gaining veins; your body will tell you. When I help people and instruct people I tell them to look at themselves. Yes I can give you an outside perspective but ultimately you are the one that can look in the mirror and see exactly what I see. Train hard, watch your body transform.

Saw A Vein On My Bicep Today At The Gym So I Guess You Could Say Things Are Getting Serious

Saw A Vein On My Bicep Today At The Gym So I Guess You Could Say Things Are Getting Serious

Go Hard Or Go Home. Words to live by. You have to put things into perspective. If you are going to invest time into training and going to the gym; why would you not put everything you have into it? Go into the gym with the mindset that you are going to go hard and destroy everything in your workout. Granted, some workout is better than no workout, but I can’t understand why you would go and half ass it to begin with. Go Hard Or Go Home.

Go Hard Or Go Home

Go Hard Or Go Home

I don’t often base preaching on winning or losing but I think it is a valid point to suggest.  The majority of people, whether they say they care or not, really get hurt when they lose at something.  I like this saying because you could take it a couple ways; Think Training’s Hard? Try Losing.  I like to take it in the perspective that I am losing in regards to myself.  I am failing at my goals, I am not making my weights, I am not being dedicated to myself.  This translate often into whether you win or lose in the competition as well.

In coaching gymnastics, I deal with a ton of children and the fact that there is only one winner in a competition.  It is very difficult to get a child to understand that the competition is not the victory but nailing all their routines and breaking their own barriers is the ultimate goal.  Keeping the focus of advancing one self mentally and physically is the ultimate reward.  The medal on your neck is the confirmation that you have done everything yoy have done has paid off.

 

Think Trainings Hard Try Losing

Think Trainings Hard Try Losing

“Everybody wants to be a bodybuilder, but don’t nobody want to lift no heavy ass weights.” Ronnie Coleman, Mr. Olympia 1998-2005

We all have those friends that are on tons of supplements and hitting the gym and bragging that they are going to be huge but they never squat or dead heavy weight. They are the pretty boys that are in it for the abs and arms. Lets face it, that’s not a bodybuilder. If you are not willing to do the core lifts and put some weight on that bar, you will never achieve true bodybuilder status.

Nobody Want To Lift No Heavy Ass Weights

Nobody Want To Lift No Heavy Ass Weights

“Small You Are Lift You Must” – Yoda. I just love this picture. From my perspective and personal goals; I want to have a good amount of muscle mass as well as strength. When I see this picture come up, all I can see is a bigger me. It also is fundamentally correct; if you want to be big you have to lift. A lot of my friends often flex or make comments about wanting to be big and jacked, well that’s never going to happen if you don’t lift some heavy weights and workout!

Small You Are Lift You Must Yoda

Small You Are Lift You Must Yoda

Working out is much like therapy and has a lot of the same effects. There are the obvious health benefits that come from a workout but has also been show to help reduce your chance of coronary heart disease, and diabetes. Working out can also improve your blood pressure and cholesterol levels. However, there are many benefits you can gain mentally from working out. People that workout on a regular basis tend to show a relief in stress and anxiety as well as an increase in good mood. Consistent working out is also great for helping you sleep more restfully and can help with better self esteem. So next time you are feeling anxious, depressed, not happy with yourself, try to get on a good workout regiment and see the benefits you can gain from treating you and your body right.

Workout Is Therapy

Workout Is Therapy

“The resistance that you fight physically in the gym and the resistance that you fight in life can only build a strong character.”  Arnold Schwarzenegger.  Read that quote a few times.  Let it sink in.  Breaking through walls and barriers will only have positive benefits. Yes, you can have pitfalls, you can have failures. It is how you handle those challenges and overcome them that will reap the benefits for a lifetime.  If you are at a plateau in your workouts, fighting off an injury, or changing your lifestyle, destroy that barrier and make a change that will help you for a lifetime.

Don’t be afraid to branch out and try a new routine. Don’t be afraid to try and fail. It’s overcoming the resistance that will be the overall victory.

Overcoming Resistance

Overcoming Resistance

I thought this image was fitting, squatting is like sex. I have far too many friends that “Squat”. I put it in quotes because I don’t count a level squat, a real squat. For me, you have to squat to the absolute deepest you can. Squatting is one of the most all around beneficial exercises you can do because of all the different body parts and muscles it activates. With it being such a solid all around lift, why would you want to half ass it? Go deep, get the benefits.

Squatting Is Like Sex

Squatting Is Like Sex

Greatness is not given, it is earned. You can not expect to start working out, lifting weights, doing crossfit, and just expect to be the best or see results immediately. You have to put in your time, sweat, and tears to get the ultimate reword and self greatness that you deserve. Be great, do the work, reap the benefits.

Fitness Greatness

Fitness Greatness