“No pain, no gain”
That is the most common fitness mantra of the century, you have to give it 💯% every day, go tough, go hard, or go home.
It is no surprise that people, especially those new to fitness find it hard to keep up a fitness routine.
Within this past few years, I have been struggling with getting a fit body, sure I’m skinny, but I’m far away from getting a snatched bod.
We have all been condition to equate hard, high-intensity exercises with getting fit, with getting a good workout.
But in following this ideology, it is quite easy to get a burnout. I mean, what’s the point of having an intense workout session only for you to be bedridden for the next 5 days?
Being fit does not happen by one intense session, or multiple sessions being far too spaced apart.
It’s in the consistency.
But in order for one to be consistent in anything, in order for you to be able to form a habit of it,
it needs to be something sustainable, enjoyable.
it shouldn’t seem like a punishment for existing!
How world athletes train
Contrary to what we may have believed, the top world athletes do not spend hour training or working out in the red zone (high intensity), neither do they spend most of their training sessions in the yellow zone (medium intensity) either.
Most of their training sessions are spent in the green zone (low intensity).
This allows them to build not just stability and discipline, but also the energy required to go all in when it is required.
This is the reason why professional runners will slow down when climbing up a hill, then pick momentum as they decend.
For you to be able to stick to a program, you need to allow for days when your training is light and enjoyable.
Then from time to time, when you feel the burst of energy and will power, you go intense.
The trick is to maintain momentum.
To maintain a set routine,
And enjoy the process.