While working in the fitness industry over the past several years, I continue to be hammered for advice by all types of individuals seeking different things. When it pertains specifically to fitness and nutrition goals the topic usually revolves around the latest trends that the individual has heard of. I always view that my job in these instances is to put as much of the information as I can into perspective for the individual. To the best of my abilities, I would like to educate them to a place where even if they do not understand the science behind everything, that they will understand the value of the information and how it fits in with itself in the grand scheme of things.
I was talking to an individual that I have not seen in a while about their training over the past few months. The conversation began to shift in a direction that happens quite often. We began talking about how due to school, work, injury, ect… that they have not been able to train consistently over the past few months. This seems to be a common tale. This was the same story I have heard from this person over and over, and their strength and physique have not made very much progress throughout the years. It seems as if the majority of individuals just seem to “circle the drain,” so to speak, and never make any real progress. As I look back over the last 10 years of my own training, I have continued to make progress week by week, month by month, and year by year. Even when I suffered a setback from an injury, I was able to refocus my goals towards an area that I would still be able to hit personal records and make progress in. Now, I am not saying this to toot my own horn, however I thought long and hard as to why I have been able to continuously have success while so many others have not. While pondering this I came up with the single best piece of advice I can give to anybody regarding health and fitness.
*Always Do Something, and always focus on the areas that will yield the greatest percentage of success.