Thursday, October 28, 2010

Giving Up in Your Workout?

Great workout and some "stuff" to think about today about giving up during your workout. What really quits, your mind or your muscles?

1A) Maximum Vertical Jumps
1B) Pistol Squats

2) Low Box Squats (205x20,15,12)

3A) Glute-Ham Raise
3B) BB Lunge

Good times. What was your workout?

Something to consider...when doing high rep squats, your mind will fatigue before your legs. Research shows that we "quit" before our muscles do.

So I give you this related quote:

"The mind is its own place and in itself can make a heaven of hell or a hell of heaven."
- Milton, "Paradise Lost"

So be very, very careful with your thinking - in both your workouts and in "real life".

And today's kickbutt mind-set tip:

We do not make one big jump to success. We get there one step a time. Step-by-step. Hour-by-hour. Set short and long term goals. Create a vision for your life. Review your goals and vision at least monthly. Measure - manage - improve.

Today's resource:

Don't miss this awesome new interview with Dr. John Berardi on the topics of making positive changes, sticking with these positive changes, beating peer pressure, spreading fitness throughout your social network, and much, much more. Essential listening!

=> Part 2 of the Dr. John Berardi Interview

Stay strong,

Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS
Fat Burning Workouts  

PS - Apparently this is pumpkin workout season, but...

...this remains the greatest pumpkin workout of all time

=> Craig Ballantyne Pumpkin Workout


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