Wednesday, January 27, 2010

How Bad Do You Want It?


I am amazed at how many people say they want something so bad, yet they are un-willing to put in the Hardwork to accomplish it...

Let's face it, we've all read the quote that says, "the only time Success comes before Hardwork is in the dictionary." Well, if that's the case then why not just shut-up and get the job done?

Seriously, if you don't show up to the Gym, how are you going to get Bigger Stronger or Faster? If you miss a work-out, whose responsibility is it to make it up? If it's so easy to understand that nothing trumps hardwork, why do so many avoid doing it?

Because it's HARD! Yup, plain and simple, if it were easy everyone would be a champion... But winning is left to those who put in the extra effort. I'm not even talking about putting extra hours of training in, or eating an insane amount of calories everyday to let your muscles grow. It's about taking the extra baby steps, that winners do! It's sacrificing going to bed instead of going out the night before the big game. It's not eating like crap, but sticking to your diet day in and day out.

It's the little things done over and over that add up to really really big things in the end.

Get STRONG!

Check out this Interview of Mike Guadango...this is one of my favorite inspirational talks. If this doesn't motivate you, I don't know what will?

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Programming?

How do You pick what workout we do today?
How do you pick out your workout for the day?

These are the two most commonly asked questions everyday...
So how do I figure out my training regimen? Well, it's very simple and yet somewhat self explanatory.

You see, the type of client determines the type of training. If I have a off-season Minor League ball player, then I know he needs a little rehab, a ton of core work and we will throw in some strength training. If I have a Police Officer, we will work in some pre-hab, definitely core work and of course some strength training.

Do you see how easy that is...?

No!?.

Well for my clients, they come to us to get STRONGER, but they also come to us so we can get them in better shape in all aspects of their physical fitness. We treat almost all of our clients like they are ATHLETEs.

Why?

Let me ask you a question, Who are the most in shape people on the planet? The answer is athletes, without picking a particular sport...you can see that most job duties require Core stability, Agility, Quick Response times, Strength, Mental Toughness, etc., etc., etc. Do you notice a trend here?

Just about a year and a half ago the National Strength and Conditioning Association, labeled Police Officers, Military Personnel and Firefighters as Athletes. Yup, Athletes. Does that make you think differently about their job? They have to react quickly at a moments notice, they operate at a higher level than most people, they are all very Physical jobs, there is a high risk of danger involved in all these positions... They are Athletes. So they are trained as such!

Now imagine, why wouldn't the average person want to be trained like an athlete?
It makes perfect sense. If you stay ready, you won't have to get ready. So our clients are treated as any other athlete that comes to our facility to train. We have proper warm-ups, dynamic stretching, core work and of course strength training for all of our clientelle.

As far as what works for me vs. my clients, it becomes a little different. Why? Because my goals are slightly different than my clients. I definitely train my clients according to their goals and needs, so I do the same for myself.

Here is a little video of what we do at our facility, check it out and let me know what you think?

Friday, January 1, 2010

New Year, New YOU?

Happy 2010 everyone, I would like to welcome in the New Year with a bang, as I'm sure we all would...the best way to do this is to Train and I don't mean just get in the gym and get your heart rate up. I mean move weight, go for a P.R., do something that will challenge your body, mind and spirit!

Today, I started out 2010 with a great odd workout day. Which included a basic warm-up, followed by Axle Deadlifts, then Green Band resisted Axle Deads, Bottoms-Up Kettlebell Presses, Chain Push-Ups and we ended it with Atlas Stone Carries / Walks.

This was a great workout on so many levels...! It challenged the whole body, my mind definitely had to be committed to the tasks at hand and my spirit was ready to bring on new challenges (I never had walked that far with the Stone before).

I post my workout for two reasons, first to share with you all that you can walk into the gym and just tear shit up and not worry about sets and reps...and second to let you in on a little secret, are you ready....? Just Do IT!

Yes, hard-work is not an option, but a Necessity! There is no substitution for plain old Hard-Work. A new year is upon us all, so get out there and take charge and kick A$$!

Get STRONG!