I’ll be honest though, when I began training all those years ago and for many years after that my main motivation was to develop ‘impressive muscles’ and chase down that ‘6-pack’ that everybody wants. That stuff is great, it really is. It’s nice to look good. Having said that, where’s the point in looking good if you feel exhausted from your training? Or if every time you train you’re increasing the risk of injury through faulty movement patterns?
Ultimately, our body can only take so much misuse. My philosophy on training is that we should train to preserve youth, vitality, function, health and well-being. The physical changes will follow. But let’s prioritise our bodies’ health first. Both in terms of what we fuel it with (good nutrition!) and how we use it. I know I’d like to be able to go for a 10km run for another 20 years without my knees giving out. Or to pick up a grandchild in 40 years time without my back buckling. Wouldn’t you?
Of course, weight loss and muscle gain is our goal. But not at the expense of our health and well-being. This philosophy on training has ultimately lead me towards trying to learn as much as I can about nutrition and fitness so that I can coach you through becoming lean and fit while boosting your happiness, health and sense of well-being at the same time.
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