Figure out “YOU” before figuring out your workout

 

I have witnessed many people (myself included during my uneducated rambunctious teenage years) train with the philosophy of going 100% all the time.  If you are not working out every chance you get and at a high intensity all the time, then you are missing an opportunity to get stronger.  WRONG.  You are gaining an opportunity to decrease achievements over time or worse, get hurt and hence lose out on a lot more. Continue reading

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Getting back to Full Force

Three weeks ago, November 13th, I had surgery on my neck to remove a tumor.  Long story short, everything went well and I am recovering just fine.  A couple days ago I got back on the climbing wall for the first time in well over a month.  It was nice to just be able to move and pull on holds.  At times the temptation came across me make some big fun dyna10989098_728169067298413_6912101882090890887_n[1]mic moves or to try really hard boulder problems.  However my wisdom got the best of me and I refrained.  I held off because I have learned the importance of delaying gratification in order to achieve sustainability.  The one thing I did not refrain from though was letting myself contemplate my future success with training for climbing. Continue reading

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Recovery Days

Every goal that you work towards, you must include recovery or rest days into the equation.  Mental and physical exhaustion is a reality.  If proper rest is notIMG_0021 taken then”Burning out” is not a question of if rather a question of when.  In order to occupy yourself and take time off to chill out, you must stay motivated towards the main goal.  Keep long term sustainability in mind and learn to enjoy resting.  Continue reading

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Morning Routines

Last winter I listened to a podcast interview with Hal Elrod.  Long story short, his life got turned upside down after a traumatic car crash.  However that traumatic experience lead him to discover his “Miracle Morning”.  Hal Elrods miracle morning is simply a morning routine to find some peace and solace and to start your day full of joy.  A couple key points of Hal Elrods philosophy; Continue reading

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