My friends, did you know?
I did, as I’m sure you did too, however many don’t.
Shall we tell them?
Everyone, you don’t have to go to the gym to achieve health/fitness/aesthetically related results.
A shocking revelation.
Let us look at some alternatives to making the perhaps repetitive and dull decision to train a little more interesting.
You will find that all of these activities have the body working as it is meant to; a collective unit.
That body of yours is meant to work in synergy, not isolation with I am aware goes against the classic body building notion of the 70’s which has stuck, however it is true.
Given this little nugget of information, here are some things you may enjoy that will get you results that are far better than you’ve currently achieved trying to follow the classic way or Arnold.
– Martial Arts (Judo, JiuJitsu, Boxing, Capoeira, etc)
– OCR activities
– Kettlebells 😂, could’t resist
Finally there is one thing that has proven itself over the millennia to forge a body of solid granite and here is the best bit; you get PAID to do it.
Seriously, how epic is that.
You ready for it?
Getting a job in Manual Labour, or a Physical Job.
*If you don’t fancy a job in this you can mimic it by having various odd objects in your garden to lift, carry, put over your head, etc. That will be similarly as effective.
Seriously, that is not a joke.
If you take a second to think logically you’ll find we are far weaker than our ancestors because of the rather luxurious lifestyle we can now lead.
Many moons ago you’d find people would spend all day lifting variable loads from point A to point B to accomplish a task, they got fairly muscular and strong from it too, and there was also a hefty amount of conditioning that found it’s way in to this work as well.
Being able to shift several tonnes of shingle in less than a few hours is one heck of endurance feat if you have no slow down in pace.
Keeping all of this in mind it can hep you understand what role the gym really plays for people in various walks of life.
For people who work in the manual field it’s for extra aesthetics, if they feel inclined.
To office workers it’s for their health and looks.
In regards to athletes it is a necessary evil for this job to improve their performance.
Just worth remembering.
Back to my original point, you don’t NEED to hit the gym to get the results you desire, there are far more ways to do it and a lot of them are more social and fun because you learn a lot along the way.
Just because the majority is doing something, it doesn’t mean you have to follow the crowd.