We've all seen the "reality" shows on tv (yes I know one in particular will come to mind), where contestants are locked away for a period of time. Forced to do certain activities for hours each day, given eating plans.. then weighed every week to monitor their progress. But is weighing yourself on the scales the best way to check your progress? I will answer my own question with a resounding NO BLOODY WAY, and yes I am shouting!
If your main objective is to get your body into shape, a more desirable shape I should say. Losing weight should not necessarily be your priority. Only focusing on what your scales say could actually hinder you in the long run. In fact my recommendation is, "Your scales don't mean ______ (you fill in the blank with what ever expletive you choose)!
This is not intended to be a list of reasons why "you" should train with heavy weights. Although I do believe that everybody (young, old, male or female), after developing safe technique, should train with heavy loads. That is an article coming early in the new year. This is more of a personal thing. So personal in fact, that I my body was literally shaking while writing parts of it.
I want to share with you why I lift heavy stuff. I say heavy stuff, because for me it doesn't have to be weights perse. It could be a sandbag, rocks and stones, beer keg filled with water, etc. In fact you could also call this article, "Why I Train With High Intensity," because it's the same reason I love to do my conditioning/cardio work in High Intense Intervals.
Wednesday 9th of March, 2011
In this age of political correctness, where people's weaknesses are stroked and pandered to, where your emotions are fragile and you need a cuddle every time something doesn't go your way. I'm here to tell you, it's your fault!
If you are weak, it's your fault
If you are slow, it's your fault
If you are too fat, it's your fault
If you are too skinny, it's your fault
If you keep missing goals, it's your fault
If you run out of gas in the second half or later rounds, it's your fault
If you stop reading now and have a pity party, it's your fault
Wednesday 2nd of March, 2011
Every year the team at Ford Performance Racing run an intensive four day training camp for their drivers. Last Wednesday I had the privilege of training Mark Winterbottom and Will Davison for one morning of those four days.