Getting fit. If you’re like me then you understand that getting fit is just about the motivation we have for ourselves as it is the tools we use to get us through everything. If you understand my philosophy then you know I don’t like cardio, so there’s not really going to be any resources to measuring how many miles you ran last week or what’s the best bike to use at the gym.
Below, I’ve listed some links either resources to other sites or links to pages on this site where I go through some of the different things that have helped me get to where I am.
A Personal Trainer
Some I’ve found are shit and will give you crappy advice, but, for the most part, you’re going to find that a personal trainer is both a good motivator and a source of information. Their advice, I feel is critical to our success.
Read here about why I chose to use a personal trainer, what my first thoughts on it were, and why I keep in touch with him to help me feel motivated throughout the week, and especially when I’m feeling that I’m lacking motivation or not write up to the different thoughts that are going through my head when I’m trying to reach my vitality and wellness goals.
I’ve always felt that a lot of getting fit is all part of the mind. Whether it’s the mental motivation to eat the right things and actually workout, or the fact that you know your goal is obtainable. Here’s a post that goes through the different things that have helped me.
Read Directly From The Experts
You want to see what other personal trainers are being taught and what suggested advice is being given out. I tend to read a lot online and have found that the Poliquin site, Mark’s Daily Apple, and Charles Poliquin’s personal site (Strength Sensei) to be valuable sources of information . Yes, there are many, many more online resources to help us. But, let’s face it, if I listed them all here then you’d be truly bored and there’d be so much information, and so many different opinions and conflicting ideas, that you’d be more confused than when you started. So, head over to those two sites and consume some of the information.
The Poliquin site has a lot of detailed infromation about eating, nutrition, weight programmes and the supplements that the company sells (which I think are of a quite high quality). I read the Daily Apple because the information that Mar writes about will generally always relate back to what we, as humans, have done in the past. Why should we move away from eating grains and eat a ‘natural’ diet? Well, it’s because early man wouldn’t have eaten a sandwich or a croissant and neither should we too.
Then there is Charles Poliquin’s personal site (Strength Sensei) which I like. He writes on a lot of different topics, not just developing muscle and having the correct form – but he also gives information about why Soya is bad for our diets or other topics. Now the site might not be what you’re looking for right now because he’s a guy who trains personal trainers and fitness coaches on what to do, so some of the info isn’t going to be of most value, but I tend to like it.