“What I’ve learned About Working Out”

I’ve never really felt qualified to talk about exercising because i didnt possess the hard won knowledge from experience. Thats all changed.

Ivee been working out consistently for the past 2 years straight, though definitely varying in intensity and frequency. But in the past 6 months,Ive really dedicated myself to it–high intensity workouts 6x a week. It’s become more of a lifestyle at this point (yeah, I know I sound like a douchebag but i feel so good from the sweating I dont care.) 

You dont have to do much to see results. 3x a week for 30 minutes will do just fine for those getting started. You dont need to go longer than that. 

The best type of exercise for the average person is calisthenics, like pull ups, push ups, dips, etc. body weight exercises, basically. You have the least chance of hurting yourself and builds your muscles up evenly. Long distnce running is for the most part a waste of time and even countereproductive, although you do feel awesome and kinda high afterwards. 

You’ll be surprised what kind of intense workouts you can get done in a time crunch. Do 75 burpees straight, or in however many sets it takes, and youll have twice the workout of running a 5k, building aerobic stamina and strength at the same time. (if you want a real ass kicker, follow each set of burpees with a set of 15 squats.)

Make a habit of working out alone. That way you cant use anyone else as an excuse for not working out.

There’s a lot to be said about motivation, but theres a lot more to be said about doing, so you might as well focus on the latter. Just commit to doing a little and often you’ll find yourself pumped up for a whole workout. 

You only have one life to live. When you imagine your ideal world, Im sure your envision yourself in peak shape, a sex symbol in waiting, not flabby and suffering from all sorts of health problems. I know I do. 

As one CO in county used to yell at the top his lungs to wake us up for breakfast, this is not a dream; this is not a dress rehearsal; this is real life.

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