By: Brianna Buchholz
If you put in x amount of effort, you will receive x amount of results.
Yes, health and fitness takes effort, but the idea in today’s society is that you must completely work yourself to the ground in order to see change. Not seeing results? Lift heavier! Move faster! Fitness is getting more and more intense, yet the obesity rate in America continues to increase. The underlying misconception is that, if all else fails, add more weight. Truly a fundamental fail.
Kinesis trainer Mike says that the common denominator amongst fitness-related failures is control. Ultimately, if you are able to control your body and the way that it moves, you will find the results for which you have been working. Building a base is essential before you can go on to do crazy social media-worthy workouts. You will be able to do crazy impressive things!
Have you ever seen those crazy rock climbers who are able to do things you never even imagine attempting? Guaranteed, they are not the one in the gym competing to lift the heaviest. They are the ones training in such a way that will help them jump higher, run faster, and pull their bodyweight up more easily. They are training functionally.
Kinesis trainer Chris tells all of his clients that overall body development is the goal. You need to train your core in order to move properly. Stepping back, lowering the weight, and focusing on controlled movements will be more beneficial than lifting as heavy as possible and compromising form. When you alter your mindset to concentrate on these two concepts, you will start to see improvements in, not only your physique, but also your everyday life. Do not train simply to look good. Train to feel good and live your life to the fullest.
According to Kinesis trainer Mike, “Get healthy so you can get awesome. After you focus on fundamental and stability training, that is when you can go crazy and do amazing things.”