Had a couple people ask me this week if I’d seen the show
“The truth about getting fit”
So I thought okkkkk it’s my job I best take a look
Got myself a large pizza (rebel I know)
cracked open a Heineken and you know what
I enjoyed it.
But the thing is that the show didn’t mention is the truth about getting fit comes down to a few things!
1. Is it working for you
2. Do you enjoy it
3. Does it make you happy
Because if it’s not working for you and you’re not enjoying it
Well chances of it working for you long term are slim to none.
I’ll let you into a little secret.
I trained full time for 6 years and still never considered myself fit.
^^^read that again^^^
Why did I feel like this?
Well when it came to running, sprints etc at training I’d usually come last.
So getting stick off the lads for being slow etc isn’t much fun.
NOBODY likes losing so I started to hate training.
Purely because I wasn’t good at it.
Luckily I had other qualities to make up for my lack of running ability.
Now to the average person they would look at me and think you’re a footballer of course your fit.
but to me I didn’t feel it.
I feel fitter now than when I trained pretty much every day (the better words probably happier)
So what’s the answer?
It HAS to be about you
It HAS to be working for you.
It’s not about getting abs or a beach body
It’s about feeling better in your clothes
It’s about having more energy and confidence.
Get really specific with your goals and have a plan.
Don’t just watch or read the latest TV show and think it will work for you.
If you need help you know where I am
Joe Wear is a Strength and conditioning Coach based in Newcastle upon Tyne whose proven strategies from the past decade of coaching can help you re-gain your fitness, lose weight and get back to your best! Joe is certified by two of the leading strength and conditioning organisations in the world the United Kingdom strength and conditioning association (UKSCA) and the National strength and conditioning association (CSCS). He is a former professional footballer with Hartlepool united and achieved his exercise and sports science degree whilst on a football scholarship at the University of Tulsa, Oklahoma USA.