“Life is to be lived. A nobel saying, yet life is also suffering and endless struggle. To life a full life you must learn to survive, become resilient and above all else, be human.”
It’s fair to say some start off with a better hand than others.
Same goes for athletic attributes, some people are just better than you from day one due to having a better pay out in the genetic lottery.
If that offends you because you feel no one is better than anyone else then you’re just being naive.
Talking objectively life just isn’t fair, it is what is it.
Now, this doesn’t mean you can’t progress and really carve something meaningful out of what stone you have to work with.
Just because one master sculpture has marble to work with that doesn’t mean they will create a masterpiece, it just means they’ve got better raw materials.
Same goes for you in your life.
Relating it to fitness, you have your body, now you can bitch and moan about how it’s not as good as someone else’s and even use that as an excuse to make little to no progress, I personally won’t begrudge you that, however while I will accept that choice I won’t respect it because you can do better.
We can all do better, or at least strive to.
You don’t need to be a world champion, however you do need to be better than you currently are.
Not in thought or feeling but in practice.
Are you getting better year to year, or are you letting life grind you into a broken mess of injury, illness and disease?
20-30min per day, that’s all you need to become anti-fragile.
If you claim not to have that time I will call bullshit it every time because you’re just being lazy due to your own physical wellness not being a priority.
Don’t do it to yourself, please.
Life is tough enough as it is, the least you can do is look after your body, in fact below is a little something to consider, it’s a example of 20-30min of activity for an entire week (doesn’t mean you need to do all 7 days, I just felt like giving you 7).
All of the below will be done for 20-30min.
Day 1 – Kettlebell Swings (single or double arm)
Day 2 – Mobility Work (yoga flows etc)
Day 3 – Clean & Press (any object of a decent load)
Day 4 – Skipping, or some conditioning work
Day 5 – Pull Ups or Climbing
Day 6 – Loaded Carries (any object of a decent load)
Day 7 – Mobility Work (yoga flows etc)
You’d be amazed at how the above can improve you life.
Of course you don’t need to do any of the above, it’s just the wish of a foolish old man who’s seen too many people end up in a shit physical state due to neglect that you’d avoid this unfortunate outcome.
The choice in the end is ultimately yours.
Remember, “Grow strong, not old.”