Blog: Pre-Workout

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In the inaugural post for this blog, I want to start by covering the simple philosophy I have followed my entire life. If you set your mind to it, you can accomplish anything. Although this theory applies to everything we might encounter throughout life, it is my belief that it is particularly relevant in the fitness world. Whatever your mind set has been in the past, abandon it for the notion that you can do whatever you are willing to work for. I apply this principal greatly to the notion of getting in shape. More often than not, “getting in shape” has a negative connotation to it, because, let’s face it, it’s not easy. We live busy lives, and on top of everything else you have going on, it’s hard to find the time for the gym. However, it’s imperative to strive for physical fitness, as it provides much more than what can be seen on the outside. Weight lifting is often stigmatized in a negative way by those who do not frequent the gym. These stereotypes include the “meat-head” image, “dead from the neck up”, or the inability for a weight lifter to discuss anything besides the gym. Are they real? Unfortunately sometimes they are, but to automatically associate this behavior with everyone who picks up a weight is unfair. Truth is, anyone can and should do it! Yes, I said should. Numerous studies have displayed positive effects of weight lifting on one’s well-being, and who can dispute studies? That being said lets breakdown the idea of weight lifting as a whole. All too often when one thinks of weight lifting, the automatic image that comes to mind is your old-fashioned lifts such as the squat and bench press. News flash…There’s so many other options! Experts have long studied and broken down the body’s ability to gain from weight training, and based on your personal experience, your intended purpose, your available time or endurance, and your physical condition, its highly possible to design a weight training program that is perfect for you.

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