Jan 4, 2022
What do we mean when we say "Experience Strength"?
Experiencing strength is experiencing the benefits of improved
quality of life through strength training and improved nutrition
and other health and fitness habits.
When you're strong, you're capable and able to say yes to things.
When you're weak--whether you know it or not--you're saying no to
things and taking possibilities off the table.
This flies in the face of conventional wisdom and many thoughts
about the difficulties and sacrifices that barbell training and
improved nutrition practices require. Yes, you spend time in the
gym that you cannot spend elsewhere. Yes, you eat more whole foods,
more protein and fiber, and do not eat or at least limit foods that
do not support your goal.
These sacrifices, however, move us closer to our goals--the states
we which to possess, whether they be strength, lower bodyfat,
appearance, or confidence. As we move closer to our goals, we gain
the ability to say yes to certain things. We can go to the beach
and not feel bad about ourselves. We can play with our kids or
grandkids without pain and keep up with them. Our physical
interaction with the world changes.
So how do we Experience Strength is we're stuck in a rut of
weakness? How do we change paths and begin to experience improved
quality of life, better health, and increased confidence?
We have to understand our goals and where we want to go. We have to
take the first steps and appreciate the small wins along the way.
We have to have the discipline to build habits and understand that
momentum may help but we cannot expect it nor rely on it to carry
us to our goals.
Part of this is differentiating short-term and long-term "feel
good." There's the immediate pleasure of sugary, fatty, salty food
or lying on the couch watching Netflix. This pales in comparison
the the longer-term "feel good" of getting your workouts in, eating
healthy, prioritizing sleep, spending quality time with your
What does an improved quality of life look like? What does an
improved quality of life feel like? It's about Experiencing
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