There are 3 rules I have for myself and with whomever I train with. I am sure there are plenty of other good ones and I am probably not the first to have thought of these, but I have made these my own.
Rule 1. Challenge yourself
This means I don’t compete with my partner or anyone else other than myself. I don’t care how much you lift, or how much the person across the gym lifts. I just want to lift enough to challenge myself and a little more. Continue reading →
There are a lot of trainers out there, most of them with the greatest of intentions. I have had the opportunity and mostly pleasure of working with several trainers in the salinas area. These trainers have been at Golds, ultimate fitness, and T-Muscle Gym. I found each one to have helped, but they also had their respective pro’s and con’s. Having done this a couple of times, I decided to come up with a list of what I look for in a trainer and how I go about selecting one, in hopes that it can help somebody. Continue reading →
One day at the gym, I was in the middle of my leg day, working on the leg press machine. I had noticed someone watching me since I started on squats and into the 4th set of my leg press routine. He walked up to me and complimented me on my intensity and then asked me what event I was preparing for. I told him I was not competing and he looked confused and asked me “So… why are you lifting so hard?” Continue reading →