Why do you workout?
Why do you put your body under incredible stresses, sacrifice your time, and push yourself to the limits?
I get that question from some of my colleagues that aren’t into training. They reason that I don’t play sports anymore, so why train?
Strength training has become ingrained in my persona, and I am extremely fortunate. It isn’t just one reason why I workout, so here is a brief top 5 list:
- To continually push myself and improve
- Lead by example – as a personal trainer I think its important to be able to do what you are teaching.
- In order to stay stronger than my youngest brother. I just can’t have him beating me….must be a brother thing.
- Release stress from the day.
- I like it…
Number #5 might be seen as a “cop out” but I enjoy and look forward to it every day, that’s a huge factor.
The people I train workout to excel at their sports, and it is awesome to see the fruits of their labor. The football players have been doing well. Nick has been a mean defender and Mike is exploding through the line on offense.
One of the young men that has been with me the longest, Jake, just got called up to varsity as a freshman to play D line for the 10th ranked team in the state (to play against their 6-0 rivals). Why? He is quite possible the strongest person in the program as a tribute to his hard work at Synergy.
That’s what happens when you go from a 165 lb bench to a 275 lb, nearly double your squat, AND get faster. Yikes! Here’s Jake during the summer between 8th and 9th grade.
How do I train young athletes, and why do some 8th grades bench while others are still on push ups? Here’s the post from back in February – Training Young Athletes.
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I know I have mentioned this before, but it is a topic that deserves repeating:
WHY DO YOU WORKOUT?
I find you guys extremely inspiring, so I’m looking forward to reading the comments and getting pumped up to get after some weights!
- Joe Hashey, CSCS -
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