Why Do You Exercise?
Happy Monday to You!
I hope you’ve been enjoying the change of seasons. We are now getting some heat here in San Diego, which is nice.
This week, in a departure from the past, I will be splitting my “regular” blog into three separate posts spread out over the course of the week. Today, I am sharing my video: Why Do You Exercise?
When you have a clearly defined dream, goal, or objective to guide your exercise, you are more likely to fulfill your dream, have less chances of injury and become more aware of yourself.
I begin my vlog by sharing a model I created that shows what balance relative to your dream, goal or objective looks like, and ways that imbalances and unwanted challenges often occur.
In the process of explaining the model, I highlight how people commonly develop adrenal fatigue and hypothyroidism by over-exercising. Also, I explain the importance of knowing the difference between “Working Out” and “Working-In,” which is something very few exercisers and athletes understand today.
When we have a dream for our exercise investments, we need to be able to qualify that dream so we are aware whether or not it is a realistic one. I’ll give you tips in the video on how to do that. I’ll also share the 5 critical program design factors that must be addressed for optimal exercise programming. You can learn much more in my correspondence course, Program Design: Choosing Reps, Sets, Loads, Tempo and Rest Periods (available as a DVD course or as an online e-learning course).
I continue with an explanation of the importance of balancing your body as an essential first step to long-term success and injury prevention along with the concept of biomotor abilities and their importance in preparing for a given exercise or athletic endeavor.
The key biomotor abilities are:
If you are interested in biomotor abilities and their importance in effective exercise program design, particularly for competitive athletes, I discuss this issue and much more in my correspondence course, Advanced Program Design, which is also available as a DVD course and has just been released as an online e-learning course.
I close the presentation by sharing helpful resources for those who want to fulfill their exercise dreams and enjoy long-term success and freedom from injury.
- The Last 4 Doctors You’ll Ever Need: How to Get Healthy Now! (ebook)
- Program Design correspondence course (DVD or e-learning)
- CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 1 – available as an online course, a live 3-day workshop or a hybrid program