"If you train hard, you'll not only be hard, you'll be hard to beat." - Herschel Walker.
What Training Means.
For a long time I was under the mistaken impression that #training for something translated to "go hard, heavy, or fast" every chance you get.
This idea permeates the #fitness world. In my CrossFit gym for example, some of the most difficult things to convince athletes to do is take a rest day, work mobility, or recover.
The mentality is workout hard and count it more if it's especially tough with lots of heavy breathing and #sweatangels on the floor.
But this is not training. This is only excercise.
Training means having focus and strategic targets for improvement. It means tracking results. Consistency. Proper maturity when approaching the #work.
Nothing wrong with getting hot and sweaty, going #HAM in your wods, or making sweat art.
But, that is only one dimension.
At each point in your journey, training means tracking your progress and having the #wisdom to slow down, speed up, rest, or mobilize such that your actions bring you closer to your desired outcomes.
Knowing this... and having the patience and #consistency to execute against what your results represent is true training.
For me, the massive holes in my mobility game are a concern for my continued growth as an #athlete.
By addressing them, I avoid injury, I hit positions properly, and above all I prevent spinal disc herniation and #pain when I'm lifting.
Part of my strength training is mobility... in fact, It's a prerequisite.
In looking at any aspect of life, you'll find these "annoying little things" that need to be present in the foundation of whatever you want to build.
Relationships, businesses, and of course, the #gym. Success in any area requires nuanced attention to each building block.
With this idea in mind... where in your life are you training vs. dabbling? Share your experience below.
Site + Light.
Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy
Be. Do. Have... In that order.
#mindset #mindsetshift #mindfulness