I have a question for you. Are you missing something in your training?
Think about this really hard. I bet you are.
I also bet that it's been awhile since you have seen any really gains from your training. Let me guess, you're just working out to "stay-in-shape".
Are you simply working out or are you training?
Listen, no one just works out any more. We all TRAIN with some kind of end result in mind. Let me give you an example, when I originally started training, I had an image in my mind of what I wanted to look like. I grew up wishing I could look like the bodybuilders that I saw in magazines. Little did I know at the time most of them used some kind of illegal substance to chemically enhance themselves. Never the less, I still trained as hard as I could and surrounded myself with challenges that would keep me pushing forward.
And therein lies my point, we all train for something. Whether it be for health reasons, vanity purposes, or simply to push the limits of your body, we all have an end goal. Its usually the people without those goals that fail to see any results and fail to maintain a regular training regimen.
GOALS, my friends are what keep us moving forward. Goals are what you need in order to make progress. If you really think about this, it can be expanded to the rest of your life. What is your goal in life? Do you have one or are you just going through the motions?
Maybe you are content with where you're at in life, there's nothing wrong with that. The real question is, are you content with where your training is at? Are content to just being mediocre?
Or at least I'm not. There are goals that I would like to reach that I strive for everyday.
Here are a couple of my training goals:
1. Reduce my body fat to 15% (I have a ways to go though)
2. Squat 450 lbs.
So think long and hard about what you are training for. Or maybe you’re happy with just working out. If that’s the case, I hope you’re ready to be left in the dust by people that have goals and want more from themselves.
Hmm….that’s an interesting thought. People that have goals want more from themselves. That will have to be a post of its own at some point.
Anyways, where was I?
Ohh yeah, in closing:
Train Hard, Train Smart, Train with a Purpose