In this day and age, we have so much knowledge at our finger tips at any given moment. The amount of information that we now have about the human body and how it operates is so vastly expanded from what it was 10 years ago that it's impossibly hard to imagine not knowing what we now know. This explosion of human bodily wisdom has caused us to change the way we think about fitness. Instead of only focusing on strength or bodily aesthetics, we now take a more holistic approach to how we train the body - we take into account nutrition, stress levels, sleeping patterns, fluid intake, chemical intake, as well as the emotional and mental blocks that keep us from attaining optimized physical abilities.
Reaching fitness goals, or any goals for that matter, is more about the journey than the destination. It is not only the things you do for yourself outside of the gym that impact your results, but also your level of commitment balanced with a mentality of patience and moderation. This mentality is crucial for healthful physical gains. Both over-training and under-training result in burnout, injury, and failure. While practicing moderation allows for steady, regular gains and attainment of goals.
I have a theory about training for strength and fitness that I often share with my clients, it goes something like this: Human beings are intuitive creatures. Whether you subscribe to intuition or not, it surely exists - silently influencing us through our feelings. When you are training holistically - training the correct muscles, doing the correct exercises it feels good. Your body intuitively knows what is right for you. When you add healthful eating, proper hydration, quality sleep, and stress reduction techniques, you feel incredible. You create a space where your body has the proper conditions needed in order to heal itself.
Here at Method Athlete, we aim to provide a holistic platform for all of our clients - proper nutrition and training advice as well as the tools and techniques to help you get where you need to go. Of course there is lots of sweat and grunting, but there is mostly an intuitive feeling that you're doing exactly what you need to do in order live more comfortably in the only home you'll ever have - your body.
Yours in health,