For those embarking on a New Year’s resolution or for that matter any new initiative in health, fitness or athletic development, one of the most challenging elements is learning how to “work hard” and avoid common distractions.
“Working hard” is a deeply problematic issue in a modern society rife with conveniences. Though there is no shortage of “intense” exercise videos or at-least training regimes that will note how oh-so rugged their system is, few muster “working hard” outside of the gymnasium. While I have respect for anyone who is dedicated towards their exercise goals, the real work is by those who work highly stressful or manual labour jobs before ruthlessly attacking their workouts. Little general physical preparation (GPP) is needed when your day is spent “on the job” or say laying brick, roofing or any number of physically demanding jobs as well as taking care of a family.
Yet for those just starting out, beyond learning how to exercise properly, is the notion that “hard work is good”. To some, such a statement is obvious akin to adversity is something we overcome but in a world of “fast food”, video games and a disdain for physically demanding work, this is very major obstacle for those just starting into exercise. Working hard towards achieving a goal is a positive and in-fact the journey along the road less travelled is the reward.
This plays an odd role during Super Bowl week as just as the successful resolutions are shifting into top gear the biggest of the early year distractions lays siege upon your plans.
For coaches, trainers and of-course those continuing to assault their resolution, it is imperative to attack this week with finite tactical precision. One false move and workouts are neglected and the new found dietary success is squandered for deep fried “anything” and salads that lack any sign of vegetables.
Real food is not cleverly moulded into the shape of a football or a stadium nor is the big game an excuse to consume an endless assortment of “snacks” and anything else pitched as “convenient”. Obesity and years of poor health is not “convenient” to which I remind you to maintain a healthy dietary approach with balanced menu (i.e. “simplicity”). As a further suggestion, I encourage adding Anabolic Pump to your regime, which has worked wonders for me particularly given my diet is high in carbohydrates to suit caloric and nutritional needs.
From the exercise standpoint, accelerate your physical exercise habits this week as the ultimate of counter assaults. Avoid the “couch potato” life, get out and be active beyond your normal routine whether that means, walking, biking or any number of sporting activities.
By pushing a new boundary of activity this week, you will not only navigate around distractions, maintain course on your resolution, realise that “hard work is fun” and continue building work threshold.
Prepared by John Davies
Photo: ThePrototype Joe Morrow
John’s present supplement stack starts daily with the “athlete’s advantage”, Modern, Super Cissus, PowerFull and Prime, along with additional use of Recreate, Yok3d, Anabolic Pump and Pink Magic depending upon his training cycle (workout log 1, 2, 3, 4).
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