Monday, October 28, 2013

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life.  There are no limits. There are only plateaus; and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them."
- Bruce Lee

A Cavity From A Dentist!

About a month ago I awoke in the early morning and it was very quiet.  No one was moving, not even a mouse.  It was dark and a good time to think.  What could I give to readers of this blog to help them to remember the essentials in a fitness program?  Here's what the final result was:
  • Attitude.  A positive attitude is an absolute necessity in any venture one enters.  If you don't enjoy what your doing the chances of continuing on diminishes and interest is lost.
  • Consistency.  A fitness program, to be effective, must be practiced daily.  Attention to diet, exercise, adequate sleep, should become second nature for you.
  • Variation.  Who wants the same routine day after day without some variation of the exercises, diet, and, perhaps, location?
  • Tempo.  Do slow movements while exercising and concentrate on form. Use less work load (weights) and speed up the exercising. Vary the tempo to increase your strength and endurance.
  • Intensity.  As you progress in exercising you have to increase the intensity of the various movements.  If you don't increase the intensity you enter the plateau zone.  Muscles respond to working harder and that's how the body becomes firmer, with less fat, stronger, and more youthful.
  • Year To Year.  If you are serious about your fitness program, plan on following it as if it was eating and sleeping . ...............for the rest of your life!
Take the first letter of the six "essentials", change their order, and you can get a