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I don’t like to consider myself, or most of my fellow bodybuilders, elitist snobs. One stereotype of bodybuilders is that we consider nonbodybuilders lazy, unmotivated and not concerned enough about their appearance. You know what they say: Behind every stereotype is a little bit of truth.
Two workouts without the iron, however, and you’re in big trouble; bloating, drooping and drooling are inevitable. Three and it’s too late—delirium and bed-wetting are not uncommon. Four, you’re tabloid headlines…cute photos. And five, they forget your name; you become a tube-fed number and are assigned a cot in Ward X.
Sitting at the bus stop organizing my gym bag, I’m once again reminded how glad I am I’m not running for president this year. Hard training, smart eating and the basic truths go right out the window.
Zane has always had a fascination with mental training and how it can take results to a new level, and The Mind in Body Building puts his practices into perspective for you to use.
Other statistics confirm that personal trainers have a high degree of job satisfaction, making a career in fitness a fantastic choice for the right person.
Lifting the iron might not be easy, but it’s quite simple
“Some of the greatest scientific achievements have come from those who step outside of the box, and I believe that is what this study does. The results tend to lean toward prayer helping people, but more study is needed.”
What would life be like without the gym, the workouts, the weights? Curiously, I’ve never confronted that question.
Be autonomous and control your own destiny as much as possible.
We may never arrive at the destination we sought, but we’ve arrived where we are, and that’s good. Sing-song quad sets work when the gym and training seem like hell. I got me a halo made outta tempered steel.
For them, setting the goal of getting in the best shape they could and competing in a contest helped them focus on something positive and gave them a clear target.
Almost unanimously, the final entry, getting back to the gym, was selected as numero uno, the most excruciating bodybuilding dilemma of them all.
You mock, but weirdness sometimes pays off. The diversion is effective and eases stiffness, soothes aches, accelerates healing, stretches, oxygenates, encourages, pacifies and, last but not least, wards off evil spirits. And it’s free.
Tasks that require a bit more brain power, however, need focus. Adding even a simple activity to a higher-level task diminishes comprehension.
You’ve no doubt heard the adage “Believe and you will achieve.”
Good day, sunshine. Hello, Southern California, 1963.
I’ve seen the same phenomenon in the business world.
I wasn’t the star type nor a muscleman groupie. Thus, I didn’t submerge myself in the developing bodybuilding world of the ’70s. I performed my delicious muscle building out of sight of crowd and crowd-pleasers.
Despite television’s reputation as the “idiot box,” you can find some pretty clever stuff floating through the airwaves.
It’s not the workouts as much as our relationships with them. We strangely and regularly encounter an invisible pull or magnetic tug, a cosmic force or soulful union compelling us to surrender our being to the touch of iron.
The findings suggest that motivation and drive to stay active are programmed in the brain.
You may have to experiment with different tempos to find something that really gets your heart, muscles and mind pumping, but a good place to start is with the hard-driving beat of AC/DC or the more pop-oriented Third Eye Blind.
Doing things even slightly differently can have good effects on mental acuity.
Though we press toward the goal before us, it’s reassuring to know that we need not train mercilessly, that there are no records to set at every workout and that there is no hurry.