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20161201_184815Training after a long day at work takes extra discipline, but it is worth it!

Life is unpredictable, at best, you never know what you might be facing that day when you get up in the morning. I believe that our training should build a well-rounded readiness for any situation.

If someone were to ask how we train at the Cave, for instance, “Do you do Powerlifting or Olympic Weightlifting?”, the answer is yes. It’s not one or the other.

Whether it’s CrossFit or Strongman or Underground Strength, or PowerX, the answer is yes, once again.

Do we prefer barbells, dumbbells,  kettlebells, sandbags, kegs, stones, logs, bands, chains, sleds, or bodyweight? The answer is still yes.

Bruce Lee said, “If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them”.

 

 

 

 

It seems that being in terrible shape is very accepted in our current culture.

How in the world did that ever happen?

Simple, it starts in the mind. As people people renounce any notion of being responsible for their actions and play the victim card, they get weak mentally. It gets worse the more they do it.

The excuses that go along with that never really change–

  • I’m too busy to workout
  • I don’t have time to eat healthy
  • It’s too expensive to eat healthy
  • I’m too old to workout
  • I have kids
  • I can’t afford a gym membership

These are all things that lead to mental, and eventually, physical weakness.

None of these excuses are valid!

Whatever your current situation is, you can rise above it.

Stop making excuses and stop accepting excuses from others.

Get the negative people out of your life and get around some dedicated folks.

Take action!

 

 

Two holidays back-to-back can set you back more than you think, unless you are an extremely disciplined person.

Many in America will gain about ten pounds during the holidays. This seems to be repeated every year, and it adds up. Most people never take that extra weight off.

However, that doesn’t have to be the case. Here’s a simple solution for 2016

  • don ‘t wait until New Years to start improving your fitness, start now
  • don’t get caught in the fitness and miracle diet hype that comes each New Years
  • do think seriously about what changes you are willing to make
  • do set achievable fitness goals
  • do take action consistently

It’s just that simple, though it is not easy!

Here’s a few “take home points” for you–

  • if you know how to train effectively already, get to work!
  • if you don’t know how to train effectively, hire a good coach and stick with him
  • you do not need a gym to get in shape, you can train at home just fine
  • don’t waste your money on new equipment,  used equipment is just as good and much cheaper
  • if you want to follow an online coaching program, make sure you do your homework. There are some good ones out there and a whole lot of phonies too. Choose wisely!

For those of you who are experienced in training, this will seem like just plain common sense, however, that is in short supply for the general public. Many people will get scammed during the  New Years rush to get 6-pack abs or movie star figures (without doing any  serious work for it, of course).

Friends don’t let friends get involved in fitness scams!