Sunday, December 20, 2009

Train with purpose

While I was working out this morning and watching people do crazy stuff (like broomstick twists while standing on a bosu ball - say what?), I had this thought,

"Make your training purposeful. Don't do something for the sake of doing something. Only do something if it gets you closer to your goal. Don't do an extra cardio session if it only aggravates an injury and doesn't get you results. Don't do 3 more sets of a 4th chest exercise if you've already done enough to stimulate muscle growth. Review your program and do only what is necessary."

And never do broomstick twists while standing on a bosu ball.

My workout:

1) Squats

2) BB Bulgarian Split Squats

3A) Glute ham raise
3B) Plank on Ball

4) 1-leg ball curl

So just remember, when we workout, we are putting a stimulus on the body that causes it to change. Too much stimulus and we waste our time, get too sore, and might even get hurt. The wrong stimulus also wastes our time. So really think about your program and make sure it is right for you.



matt said...

My favorites are always the one "slow-moving" on a treadmill, bike, elliptical, whatever have you while reading a book.

I don't think that's going to stimulate very much :)

dairokkan said...

Worse than a book: a really shallow magazine.