Consistency Beats Intensity: Fitness
Updated: Dec 31, 2019
In November, I realized I wasn't happy with the way my body was looking and I wanted to commit myself to changing that. After, high school athletics ended it became very hard for me to stay consistent and focused on working out. So my goal this time was to stay consistent and work out AT LEAST twice a week, and preferably every other day; Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Sunday. Apart from the holiday season where my access to workout machinery was far more limited I have been able to accomplish my goals, and stay extremely consistent. My number 1 work out rule is : Consistency beats Intensity. After, months I love the way my body looks. Even better being in the gym has made me stronger, healthier, and have more energy. When you treat your body right, it'll take care of you.
I spend a little under 2 hours in the gym, and I always workout full body. Most people prefer to alternate between legs, arm, back, and core; but I think it's best to find what works for you. I begin my workout with 10 to 15 minutes of cardio to help energize muscles and breathing. I have bad ankle, knee, and back problems from years of cheerleading so activities like cycling or power walking on an inclined treadmill are my favorite Cardio options. After cardio, I do both Ab, Arm, & Leg calisthenics with an added weight. The word calisthenics comes from the Greek words kallos (beauty) and sthenos (strength). There’s a timeless beauty to training for strength and flexibility via pushing, pulling, lunging, and lifting movements using little to no equipment. When they performed in a continuous, rigorous fashion, calisthenics train up your strength and aerobic capacity. I have worked my way up to 30lbs, but I started in November with only 10 pound weights. Below I have filmed some of my calisthenics routine that I do every time I am in the gym, as well as progress pictures from across these months. My keys to achieving you fitness goals are:
1.) Remain consistent & driven
2.) Stay Hydrated with Water instead of sugary drinks like Gatorade
3.) Always Take Time to Stretch
4.) Patience - Don't Go too Hard, too Fast
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