Close your eyes and think about your favorite athlete. Think about your favorite athlete completing one of the signature plays or moments of their career. What do you see?
Some of the first things you might gravitate towards are traits of physical accomplishment. Did they change direction with ease, leaving a defender paralyzed? Did they move so fast or so consistent that it looked like they could go on forever?
Athletic feats are mesmerizing and, in one way or another, include traits we wish we could emulate. It might be the traits of power and strength. It might be a trait of discipline. It might be the body composition we associate with athletes.
You might feel like you are unable to be like an athlete due to being "too old" or "too creaky."
One of my favorite fitness training visuals is that of wringing out a wet towel. In my eye, this is the perfect approach to training. When you try to get the most out of it, it will gift you the most moving forward.
I love rolling out of bed and sliding into my training clothes. I love the first flicker of light that illuminates my garage gym and the stillness of the early morning. I love the process of training, finding my weaknesses, and trying to improve as an athlete.
I also understand that many of my clients do not see things the same way and that is OK!
When working with a client, we strive to improve performance, but I also place a heavy focus on how training helps make life easier. By doing this, the value of training increases, and this helps moments of doubt or "giving up" to lose strength.
Implement these three tips to make life easier and supercharge your performance.
There comes a point in your athletic career where you either accept that you are "past your prime" or you adapt and find a way forward.
We have been fed countless headlines of how aging means slowing down, losing pace, and creaky bodies. Instead of figuring out a better route forward, many of us just fall in line and accept that our peak has passed. Have you made this decision? Why?
I feel like the announcer in the middle of the boxing ring with the microphone in my hand. All that is left to do is say...
"ARE YOU READY TO RUMBLE?"
While this is not going to feel like a 12 round heavyweight fight for your body, this will be a fun way for you to challenge yourself over the next few weeks.
We all want to be the best we can be. However, life has an amazing way of throwing anything your way to make that goal seem impossible. It almost becomes comical the way life finds ways to mess with your performance goals.
With all that in mind, there are still some simple and effective ways to be your best, regardless of what life is throwing your way. The goal of The Lifelong Athlete is to provide you that road-map to play the long game, navigate the ups and downs, and come out on top, feeling proud of what you have accomplished.
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