One life.

I am not the best writer so I apologize in advance for the grammar in this paragraph. ( I also apologize for mis-spellings the  computer does not catch for me)

So, I see these Memes all the time. ” This could be us..”  I admit, there is something that bothers me about it.

I rarely see anyone and think., “That is what i want to be” or ” I want that life.”  

Life is an interesting thing, and I am still trying to figure it out daily.  The one thing I do know is too many people wish for things, or give up.  It is so much easier to think that something is impossible…. it is so much easier to just maintain.  I am talking about waking up everyday and not really being happy but ignoring it….not even paying attention to what you feel inside.

We all have one life.  We all have opportunity.  We all have fear.   Let’s toss wishing out the window and chase some dreams.  Let’s take some chances,  Realize what is in your heart and chase that shit.

Life is so fucking short, and it can be taken away so fast….. to not get the most out of it is a waste.

Aspire to Inspire

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PROACTIVE CONSISTENCY!

Keep moving forward in all you do. If you stay still you are being passed by those that want it more. Self reflection is a great thing but stagnation will never get you to your goals. Daily steps in a forward moving direction has been the keys to my success. Be well on this day and but be better tomorrow with the experiences you’ve learned today.

 

Rewire

Your brain is the circuit board that powers your body. If you know how you’re wired, you can avoid your pitfalls. If you start with your mind, you can master your muscle. To achieve lasting success, you can’t just repeat an endless cycle of transformations. You have to understand your fitness personality and transform for good. You have to rewire.

Get Hooked

One of the hardest things about exercising is sticking with it. And, let’s face it, a walk here, a bike ride every now and again isn’t the stuff strong bodies are made of. But, if you can keep up your motivation for a couple of weeks, it will become a habit and you’ll truly see and feel results.

Here are six simple steps to make fitness as natural as breathing. 

1. Timing is everything. Workout at a time that fits your schedule. If you plan to hit the gym after work, but often stay late at the office or have social engagements, it’s going to be hard to make your workout a regular part of your week. For most people, mornings are the most realistic time. If you can get up an hour earlier for one week, you might find that exercise wakes you up for the rest of the day.

2. Seek convenience. Inconvenience is the first reason for not working out! Find a gym that is close to your home or office, exercise outdoors during lunch or workout at home. You can build a home gym in your basement or spare room – it will save you the travelling time!  For cardio you can take advantage of the outdoors and get out for a walk, run or bike ride.

3. Make it a “given”. Schedule a time to workout. Write it in your day planner and treat it like you would any other important meeting. It’s best to pick a time that works for you every day so that when, for example, 6:00 pm rolls around you know it’s time to get ready for your workout. Make sure your friends and family know that other engagements will have to wait until after your exercise time – this is YOUR time to do something for YOUR health. The more you and everyone else in your life become accustomed to scheduling around your workout, the less likely you’ll be to blow it off for other activities.

4. Think ahead. Half the battle is being organized. It doesn’t take much. While you’re packing your lunch or laying out your clothes for work the next day, be sure to pick out clean exercise clothes, pack your gym bag and fill up your water bottle so you can get up and go in a hurry.

5. Talk it up. Decide that you’re going to be that person in the office or around the neighborhood who is awe-inspiring for motivation. When co-workers start noticing your transformation, tell them that you now exercise four to five times a week. Make it a character trait, a fact of life — not just something you’ve been dabbling in lately. Hearing yourself describe your life in this way makes it real — and will inspire you to keep it up.

6. Become an addict. The truth is, the “feel-good chemicals” released during high intensity workouts can leave you craving exercise. If you can reach the point where you yearn for that fitness “high” the way someone might desire coffee, motivation will no longer be an issue. When you are exercising don’t forget to drink plenty of water and eat healthy foods that will refuel your body for the next workout. You don’t want to sabotage all of your hard work!

Why I train.

People ask me why I train,

And honestly that is a tough question to answer. 

But that doesn’t stop you from asking.

Its not such a simple answer, 

I do it for strength, 

I do it because its my passion,

I do it because I am dedicated,

I do it for a desire to progress,

I do it to be the best that I can be,

I do it as a way to express myself,

I do it because I like failing, but because it makes success that much better.

People ask my why I train,

My question is,

Why Don’t You? 

Everyday god damn day.

My days ins and outs – Just a bit of evidence that I (though unappreciated) work my ass off and am busy daily. 

This is the stuff I do EVERYDAY – There is always extra things including writing up nutrition/fitness programs for FREE, jobs round the house, specific uni work, going into uni for lectures, working as an assertive mentor and working on designs for my apparel. But that just goes on top of the following, nothing gets left out.

Wake up

– Morning Supplements

– To do list for the day

– Read/ save new articles from BB.com, read/reply to emails

– HIIT cardo/ Morning run

– Open work documents and gather and begin readings for uni work

12am 

– Cook/clean up first meal

– While eating continue readings and research for other information, be it nutrition/fitness/psychology

– Prep gym gear, change

1pm 

-Leave for gym,

-Train intensely for 1 hour 30minutes (give or take)

– Drive home

– Food shopping for the family

– Unpack food shopping

– Repeat morning steps and shower

– Continue readings – print relavent work

4pm

– Cook/ clean/ 2nd meal

– While eating read saved documents from the morning

– Print/save key info and begin adding to essay/ file on fitness

– Continue essay until 7pm

– Cook/clean/ eat 3rd meal

– Find/ watch youtube videos on training routines/programs

– Any left overs readings for the day

At 9-10pm ish I do whatever I want – films or so on…usually more studying too

 

Aside all this consistently

I am calculating calories/macros/supplement intake. 

Updating social media for business in fitness -Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Blog

 

 

SO, as a rough idea. Yes I am very f******* busy and am sick of being undervalued. 

Rant over.

Aspire to Inspire (work your ass off too)

My Best Lift – Don’t screw it up

Deadlift mistakes!! 

Mistake 1: You’re wearing thick-soled running shoes.
Doing deadlifts in a pair of runners creates two disadvantages. First, you don’t have a firm, even surface to pull from. When pulling heavy weight, you want to avoid instability against the surface from which you’re pulling since it’ll prevent you from applying maximal force and may increase risk of an ankle or foot injury.  Second, you’re taller with shoes on so the bar will be further away from you causing you to pull for longer and possibly have your back out of position. 
The fix: Use a pair of minimalistic lifting shoes, or just go in socks or barefoot – if your gym permits it.

Mistake 2: You’re always using a mixed grip.
The good thing about a mixed grip (one hand overhand, one hand underhand) while deadlifting is that it “torques” the bar and improves grip strength. The habit many lifters fall into, however, is using it too often. A mixed grip involves an uneven hand position so overusing it can lead to muscle imbalances and flexibility issues. Certain muscles on one side of the body will be slightly more (or differently) involved than those on the opposite side.  Employ a mixed grip only when it’s absolutely necessary. Otherwise, stick with the classic double-overhand grip.

Mistake 3: Your stance and grip are too wide.
You’re selling yourself short if you’re deadlifting using a shoulder-width stance and a grip placement that’s even wider. The wider you hold the bar, the further you’re going to be pulling it. Wide legs reinforce a “squat” position rather than a deadlift setup due to your low hip position. Bring your feet to “hip width.” For most people, this will be about two foot-widths apart. Place the hands directly outside the shins and grab tight. Press the shins out against the forearms when you’re getting ready to pull. This is the formula to the best (and easiest) pull you can make!

Mistake 4: You’re jerking the bar off the ground.
In every major barbell movement, tightness is key.  “Winding up” before pulling a heavy load seems like a good way to generate power, but in actuality, you’re loosening your back muscles and risking injury. Your goal should be to make a silent pull. The arms should never bend at the elbow – not even before you start. As you’re about to do your first rep, pull the slack out of the bar as though you’re trying to bend it first.  That tension will keep your body tight and you’ll be ready for action.

Mistake 5: You’re forgetting the physics.
The bar needs to travel in a straight line when it comes off the floor. Ensure that you’re starting with a flat back and shoulder blades placed over the bar. The shins need to be kept as vertical as possible. 

CONTINUED SUCCESS

The reason most people fail is that once they gain a little bit of success they stop doing the things that made them successful. 

They don’t understand that neither success nor failure is final.

There’s always more you can do. 
You can always do better. 
Strive to outperform yourself.

Celebrate your accomplishments but stay critical of your flaws. 

That is the only way you can achieve ongoing success. 

It goes beyond staying humble …it’s about staying driven.