This post is stemmed from a comment two people placed on a picture I posted and I realized (once again) that some people perception of beauty really disturbs me. Some individuals (mainly females) with this obsession of skinny, not slim but skinny bones showing from complete malnutrition. being emaciated is like being obese its not healthy you have no energy for anything your body will break down. Soon it won’t handle the abuse you cause it no longer. I don’t expect this post to change anyone’s life but to plant a little seed and hopefully it grows into common sense.
Good Day To All Living a healthy energy filled life!
1. You will receive a body. You may like it or hate it, but it’s yours to keep for the entire period.
2. You will learn lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called, “life.”
3. There are no mistakes, only lessons. Growth is a process of trial, error, and experimentation. The “failed” experiments are as much a part of the process as the experiments that ultimately “work.”
4. Lessons are repeated until they are learned. A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it. When you have learned it, you can go on to the next lesson.
5. Learning lessons does not end. There’s no part of life that doesn’t contain its lessons. If you’re alive, that means there are still lessons to be learned.
6. “There” is no better a place than “here.” When your “there” has become a “here”, you will simply obtain another “there” that will again look better than “here.”
7. Other people are merely mirrors of you. You cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflects to you something you love or hate about yourself.
8. What you make of your life is up to you. You have all the tools and resources you need. What you do with them is up to you. The choice is yours.
9. Your answers lie within you. The answers to life’s questions lie within you. All you need to do is look, listen, and trust.
10. You will forget all this.
Training intensity is best described as giving 100 percent of your mind, body, and soul to every repetition, every set, every exercise, and every minute of your workout. Intensity means pounding the weights so hard that all your working sets end in absolute failure: no reps uncompleted, no energy left in the tank. Intensity is as much a mental feat as it is a physical one.
To train with red-line intensity, consistently push for a higher level of excellence with every exercise, set and rep, regardless of what you’ve achieved in the past. You must raise your standards and self-expectations each and every workout.
If you want to train intensely, never be satisfied with your current level of performance. Deep down, know that you’re capable of at least one more rep, five more pounds, or better execution. You have to lift harder and heavier. You want to.
Remember, pain is a state of mind.
Reaching New Heights
When you train with this type of passion, zeal, and enthusiasm, continual performance and physique improvement are inevitable. The higher your training intensity rises, the better you’ll be at initiating the muscle-building process.
Here are five simple and extremely effective tips to help elevate your current intensity. Wherever you are on the workout road-beginner, intermediate or advanced-you can benefit from these techniques. I most certainly have.
1. Elevate your intensity, each and every workout
Just because you showed up at the gym, you can’t assume you’re ready to fire on all cylinders and hit the weights with full force. Don’t assume you already have enough training intensity, period. In life, we acquire what we desire; we don’t receive what we ignore. Therefore, you must focus and mentally commit to raising your training intensity. If you do, you’ll see the physique and performance improvements you want.
2. Don’t confuse activity for intensity
There is a huge difference between the two. Activity could just be showing up and going through the motions. Intensity is pouring yourself into each exercise and lifting like nothing else matters. There’s no world around you, nothing but weight.
Some people consistently reach the gym but don’t demand enough of themselves in training. It’s like they’re “punching a time clock.” Their consistency is admirable; their lack of focus is undesirable.
When you hit the gym, it’s time to punch the crap out of that time clock.
3. Don’t confuse training volume with training intensity
Make every set count. You can build muscle effectively in two to four exercises per body part, totaling 5-10 sets. Instead of throwing on more sloppy sets, force yourself to do the job in fewer sets. The warrior inside you will make each set matter. That’s when you know your training intensity is heating up.
If you know you haven’t worked hard enough, accept the angst and disappointment for your less-than-stellar effort — it will drive you to raise your intensity level next time. Add sets willy-nilly to your training schedule, you’ll never learn this valuable lesson.
Always remember that more isn’t better. Better is better. Force yourself to get better-next time around.
4. Limit your weight training sessions to one hour or less
With the right level of intensity, you shouldn’t have to lift longer than one hour. Lock yourself into that time frame. Regardless of how you rationalize, longer training sessions are not more productive. The longer you’re in the gym, the more you will inevitably water-down your training intensity.
Force yourself to become just as effective in a shorter period of time. Watch your intensity explode to new levels.
It’s not just a workout, it’s the hour of power!
5. Document your training performance during every workout
This effective strategy will boost your training intensity immediately and produce better results over time. Seeing what you’ve done during your last training session forces you to strive for more this time.
Always strive for improvement in the gym. Progressive, incremental improvements accomplished over time will make your bodybuilding and training efforts more productive and enjoyable.
Writing down what you’ve done in the gym isn’t just an exercise in recordkeeping. Review past performance before you begin each new set. That way, you’ll know how to make incremental improvements. From week to week, you won’t have to guess how much weight you lifted and how many repetitions you completed.
Follow these strategies and you’ll improve every single workout. Your physique will develop faster, you’ll train smarter and harder, and your lifts will rise higher.
I’ve held a plank for 2:00 minutes straight with out breaking form I even tossed in 5 dawns after the two minutes were up, definitely not an easy feat. Its always good to test your limits and seeing how far you can go I was actually surprised how strong my core has gotten. So I challenge you to the “Test Your Core” Challenge now go make it happen might as well your probably laid out on the floor using the computer anyway.