When Exercise Is More Than A Workout

When Exercise Is More Than A Workout

For many, exercise is thought of as just a workout.

This may provide insight into why most who walk this earth don’t exercise.

When we discount exercise as just a workout it devalues everything gained and valued regarding human movement.

It’s sort of like driving.

You can drive around or you can drive to a specific destination. Driving around can be fun, but is there a clearly defined purpose and destination?

Exercise impacts every aspect of our lives, from mental to physical.

There are a couple instances when I would recommend crushing a workout.
* When the exercise is primarily cardiovascular in nature, such as running or cycling.
* When you have proved functional movement proficiency, mastered skills, and you’ve experienced the routine and the weekly/monthly scheme.

There you have it…two scenarios.

You can go get a crushing workout if you are doing cardio or if you’ve earned the right to emphasize intensity.

Otherwise, you should look at exercise as PROGRESSION.

When you PERSONALIZE you will PROGRESS because approaching any destination is infinitely streamlined when the starting point is well-defined.

We like to provide progression to a clearly defined destination through 21 milestones…not just a workout that feels hard and makes you sweat.

Crushing you and making you sweat is easy…I could just have you sprint in the parking lot. But, does this achieve the clearly defined goal? Maybe not. Especially if the goal is not clearly defined or defined at all.

So, be careful if you are looking for just a workout because you could end up just driving around.

When exercises lead to PROGRESSION you get real momentum towards your self-defined performance goals.

Like EC, an elite powerlifter, who couldn’t touch his toes and began in Milestone #3.

Like Colleen, a nurse whose livelihood depends upon lifting others, who had back pain and lacked an active straight leg raise, so she began in Milestone #1.

Like Kelly, who proved par functional movement and began in Milestone #10 & #11.

Like Tameka, who lacked squat patterning due to ankle mobility deficiency, so she began in Milestone #7.

Similar to these stories and pretty much everyone I’ve ever worked with over a 25 year period…PROGRESSION to something better is the workout.

When EC could touch his toes it opened up his hips and helped him move better. He earned a QUICK WIN and ascended to Milestone #5.

When Colleen improved her hip/core sequencing it eliminated her back pain. She earned a QUICK WIN and ascended to Milestone #4.

When Kelly moved her body the way the body was designed she began to get stronger and went from 0 push-ups to 45 (that is not a misprint). She earned a QUICK WIN and ascended to Milestone #13.

When Tameka improved her ankle mobility with reflexive performance resets, she was able to pattern a squat. She earned a QUICK WIN and ascended to Milestone #9.

As you can see, when exercises are designed for PROGRESSION real traction is gained towards your self-defined performance goals.

When your exercise routine is smart and strategic it leads to looking great, feeling great, and performing your best.

Where are you?

If you don’t know where you are on Your Performance Journey you risk either spinning your wheels or getting a body beatdown and risk injury.

You should take the tests associated with Your Performance Journey to determine where you are on the 21 Milestones.

When you PERSONALIZE you will PROGRESS because approaching any destination is infinitely streamlined when the starting point is well-defined.

Stay Smart, Stay Sharp, & Stay Strong!

Your Performance Coach, Korey

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