Muscles To Workout - And Passion
Using your muscles to workout isn't just a matter of strength. It's a matter of creativity and passion. Your strength will get you through your workouts, but the creativity and passion that spawn persistence will get you to your workouts.Let me explain this better with an example, scenario 1:
So you're heading to the gym, and you are ready for a good workout. You're ready to use your muscles to workout and build some muscle.
I mean you're really motivated. You got your favorite song playing in the background, the adrenaline is pumping, and you feel like Arnold Schwarzenegger (if you're a girl, you feel like Jamie Eason) as you walk in.And then you hop on the elliptical, you know, to "warm-up".
You look up, and you see the news on TV. But because you read my stuff, you look at another television, except it's the news, on a different station. So you say what the hell and indulge.
You're losing motivation. They're talking about oil spills, change, taxes, and the depression.
You start wondering why they haven't fixed the issues, and getting angry, now instead of adrenaline, you're pumping out cortisol (don't get too into the relationship). You're telling yourself you should be president.Now you decide to start the workout. As you walk toward the weights, you see that person you haven't seen in like 23 HOURS. So of course you have a 10 minute conversation, and decide it's time for a water-break.
By this time your iPod is at a quarter battery and you're stressing about that, and your not excited about your workouts because you've been doing the same one for 3 years.
You get that same workout in. And walk out the doors.Still Feel Like Arnold?
The saddest part about it all is that you feel un-satisfied. You feel like that's not what working out should be like. Well you're damn right.
You might want to pull up another tab and play a good song while you read, it'll add to the momentum.So you're heading to the gym, and you are ready for a good workout. You're ready to use your muscles to workout and build some muscle.
I mean you're really motivated. You got your favorite song playing in the background, the adrenaline is pumping, and you feel like Arnold Schwarzenegger as you walk in.
You grab some water, and put you're anthem on the Ipod.
Side note: An "anthem" is that go-to song that will get you motivated regardless what happened before the gym, and regardless of what might happen after.
You take a look at the elliptical, and do something revolutionary. You walk right by. Instead, you decide you're going to warm-up with some some body-weight work.
You're warmed up. And then you decide to play the wild-card and drop that 3 year workout plan you've been doing. You have too much energy for it. You need something new.
So you wing it. And what happens? You get the best workout of your life. You work with the weights and do the exercises that come to mind as you go. You're pushing big weights, and not only that, but you're having fun. Of course the work is hard, but minute by minute of work leads to achievement.
You take a quick water-break and as you're walking back to the weights you take a glance at the news on the TV. WORLD PEACE. There are no problems, and it's heaven-on-earth. You say to yourself, damn that president is doing good.You finish up your workout with good music, and a feeling of self-worth. You put up more weight then you hoped for, and you feel refreshed. You walk out of the gym satisfied. Maybe even more then that.What was the difference between the two workouts?All I see is passion. A lot of people walk into the gym with passion and energy flowing, and then prescribe themselves to the same workout everyone else is doing. Well Im telling you that's not how it has to be.
Your workout should not be boring. I actually think that's dangerous. If you're not interested in your workout, how do you expect to practice good form and not lose attention?You need to find a workout that you're passionate about, and a workout that will allow you to set new personal records.And yes I am also saying that being passionate about your workout could result in world peace and heaven-on-earth.From now on, no more BS workouts. You might have a bad workout every once in a while, but don't lose that passion.