What People Fail To Understand.

TO CONDITION OR NOT TO CONDITION?

Many of my colleagues and myself have the up-most respect for professional athletes. The problem lies in one’s ability to discern the difference between routines designed for the professionals and those not. If you train like a professional, but are not, you will crash and burn. Why are you training? Do/are you really want/able to be in the NBA, NFL, NHL, Special Forces, etc.? If not, is it not a bit silly to train “their way”? Do not be a wuss…but do not plan/set-out on being the fittest person on earth. What can you do? Focus on Strength & Flexibility

Ask any professional sports player and they will tell you, their bodies are run-down, typically carrying nagging injuries, and have personal lives devoted to their craft.

Q: Do I need to do conditioning workouts? A: Yes, a few every month.

Nearly all people do not need to exceed 3-6 conditioning sessions per month, past their anaerobic threshold. It is simply not necessary to sustain the professional’s level of volume to be strong, fast, athletic, etc. But more importantly… You will be better off if you forego the conditioning, and instead supplement with smart progressions which enable you to increase strength through all planes and ranges of motion (less stress/calories/disease/sickness/injuries).

Again, I am not saying be weak (just look at the standards-they are tuff) just do not train like a professional athlete if you are not one, or ever will be.

Q: Do I need to do multiple hours of conditioning each week to be lean? A: NO.
-Adjust your diet
-Do some light walking
(blood/nutrient flow and oxygen circulation)
-Check other lifestyle/stress factors

*Strength & Flexibility

The two things we lose as we age are strength and flexibility. If you only have a few hours a week to train your body, wouldn’t it make most sense to spend your time working at these components of movement? I train and teach all my students that it is most important to begin practicing things which may be sustained until their last days.

Everyone finds their way to peace and happiness with their body (I hope). I am so jealous of the people who work with me. They do not have to make the mistakes I’ve made over the years. Bi-pass right to the good stuff.

What does all this look like? Come join a session and feel for yourself.

Note:
Specialization and progression are VERY DIFFERENT. Being able to perform a task faster does not demonstrate progression. That is adaptation to a stimulus (specialization). Progression enables you to develop skill towards a destination of a more advanced state (greater-complexity). I.E. Learning a plank to build a base for a planche. NOT learning a plank to hold that same plank for increased time (redundancy). Think of progression as climbing a ladder. Not stepping to the first rung over and over faster and faster. What a joke.

Realize you don’t have all the answers and start asking the right questions.

Expand your mind. Develop your body. Grow your awareness.

Dan Baruch


How can I set a goal / determine my vision?
First you must determine your aim, second you must set your priorities.
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How can I become more aware of my emotions and triggers?
Start by noticing what makes you happy and what makes you upset. Then be mindful of the triggers and reactions which come from these emotions.
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