We see a lot of confusing things on Facebook, it must be said.
Particularly from fellow FitPros.
They might be describing how they trained till they vomited.
Or how they got a client to ‘practically pass out’.
I saw one the other week describing how the workout had left his client with bloody shins.
What does the average person think when they see such comments?
“Exercise isn’t for me”
Now we’re all for encouraging people to work at an optimum intensity to get results.
But there is a big difference between training hard / effectively and damaging yourself.
If you’re training to be able to withstand extreme physical demands, then vomiting, blood, etc is cool.
You want to get in the SAS, then that’s the king of shizzle you’ll need to do.
But to lose body fat, tone, improve energy levels, sleep, etc then it’s definitely not the best way.
Our training involves placing specific demands on the body which result in specific adaptations.
Not just randomly thrashing it and hoping for the best.
Hence why our guys get such great results.
And why the guy with the bloody shins seems to be in worse shape then when he started with the trainer I know.
I’ve managed to maintain sub 10% body fat for over a decade and had try-outs at the highest level in my sport without ever bleeding or vomiting in a workout.
You get the idea.
Make your training challenging and effective.
But keep it fun and enjoyable.
You don’t need to be killing yourself – it’s not the best way 🙂
Jon ‘Often randomly find that I’m bleeding but that’s more from my own lack of sense’ Hall and Matt ‘SAID – Specific Adaptations to Imposed Demands’ Nicholson
P.S. For those that haven’t yet, you can find out more about the type of exercise we do at our monthly briefing meeting – myrise.co.uk/briefing-meeting.