Athletes is better than the rest of us! Naah! That is where you are wrong since everybody built the same. If we are going deep down inside, we will find an athlete lying deep beneath us. Perhaps, what separates them from average people is that they work their body too hard to the point that they could achieve the impossible. Of course, exercise can’t help them to achieve their goal if athletes don’t accompany it with proper nutrition, and sleep. The body is built to move, all we need to do is to practice it.
However, different person has different goals, so we must determine our specific training goals. Training goals are different if you are a professional athlete. This also applies to general health-and-fitness enthusiasts who want to slim down and feel great. For some losing weight is their main target and wants to stick to a life-changing commitment?
Once, you determined your major health and/or fitness concern, and then it would be the time to start working toward that goal. A good example of what I am saying is a boxer since they need to move fast in the ring, they need to have a light body so that they could easily dodge the punch from their opponents. It wouldn’t make sense if they are going to train like a bodybuilder and put on a lot of nonfunctional muscle that weighs a ton. The first step to achieving your goal is to know your primary goal and keep on it until you achieve that fitness level.
Be specific on designing your training program; ensure that it can accomplish the specific things you desire from it. Try to be clear and precise as possible with your goal. Set a realistic timeframe. Not those that other people can commit to themselves. They have different schedules with their lives so it would be hard to stick to their schedule. Once that you determine the time and days to commit to your exercise regimen, make sure that you stick with it — no excuses. Take a look at your current fitness level and admit that you don’t have the same body as the rest of the people who want to make changes with their lives. Be realistic as possible on setting your goal – from your starting point until you reach that goal.
As I already mentioned before, no one is alike the other so design a program specially tailored to your needs. There is no one-exercise-for-all program. Different person has their own fitness level. So don’t bother if you see others who workout better than you. Just stick with your workout regimen.
From the moment that you’ve identified your goals and designed a program to help you accomplish them, the only thing that is left to do is to start with that exercise program!