IN THE GYM,
You Train, you Work Hard, you go home… right?
Unfortunately that is not how it works for most of us who are not professional athletes.
The difference between being a ‘professional’ versus being a ‘high-level athlete’ is that high-level athletes still have to go to work! Whereas Pro’s job is to Train / Eat / Sleep + Perform.
Top Professionals have as much control over their Sleep and Nutrition as they do their movement. High-level athletes don’t/can’t because Life often gets in the way!
All that is to say is – pay more attention to your Sleep and Nutritional QUALITY – and you will notice an improvement in Performance.
I appreciate that this is easier said than done.
Start with limiting your training sessions to 3 days a week but adding in one important extra little thing …
MOVE MORE THROUGHOUT THE DAY
ok this isn’t a ‘little’ thing, its huge. Most of us sit all day and don’t walk enough.
- the negative effects of sitting for hours cannot be undone by any amount of exercise.
- walking / running is the most primal type of human movement and is one of the most effective exercise for maintaining general health.
Another General Rule:
you need almost twice as much “Non Exercise Activity” as you do training in the gym.
here are a few ways of adding more movement into your daily life
- Morning Movement Routine
- Pre / Post – Meal Walks
- Set up a “courage corner” / workout station and practice “Grease the Groove”
This is not the place to explain the GTG protocol.
Suffice it to say – Grease The Groove is the most effective way to Build Strength and Skill while helping to maintain a Healthy Body Composition.
That brings us back to the question of Exercise Selection and what you should be focusing on when it comes to Movement Quality.
…. More on that next time