Giving 100% or maintaining?
“If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.” Bruce Lee
A great quote. ‘There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.’ What a great idea!!!
Do you feel like you’re stuck at the one place when it comes to your fitness level? Are you just going through the motions and not getting quite the same out of it anymore? Quite possibly (read as definitely) it’s time for YOU to pick up the pace. Just because you’re puffing a bit, doesn’t mean you’re putting in 100%.
I think it’s time that quite a few people lift their effort level and reach for the next level. I’m telling you this because I don’t think I’m doing my job properly if I don’t help you to get the best out of yourselves. That’s a big part of being a coach and I feel that is one of the reasons why you choose to do FitterFaster-because the training pushes you to another level and gets results.
So at your next workout, how about you have a think about the level of effort you’re putting in at any given time in the session. Don’t restrict yourself to a certain number or pace. The training sessions should be hard for everyone, not just the newbies. Everyone should be putting in the same effort as the newbies are as they struggle to just get through one set without stopping. Just because you do more burpees than them, or can run faster, doesn’t mean you’re putting in all that you can.
- Aim to do an extra exercise or two in the allotted time-don’t stand and wait for “rest”
- Really try to run a bit faster-pump those arms and don’t cruise
- Pick up a heavier weight at least some of the time
- Push that weight a bit faster-don’t rest at the top or pause between reps
- Pick a taller or heavier tyre
- Pick a new partner-your old regular buddy may be letting you cruise-afterall, they know what you’re capable of-don’t they??
- At the end of your run repeat-get straight into the end drill without pausing and thinking about it.
- Be the first one to change over-make those changes quicker and get in a rep or two before anyone else