No one can dispute that we often like to make comparisons between ourselves and others. In order to save time and money, many people use pre-made programs or believe hearsay from their brother-in-law who heard about a new fad diet or training program.
With all due respect to these well-intentioned people who know about an ant that lived to the ripe age of 104 by eating one banana a day and taking a 15 minutes walk after each meal, this kind of anecdotal evidence is not a valid argument. First of all, longevity does not necessarily mean good health, but most of all, we can’t make a universal rule out of one specific case. Also, nothing proves that walking after meals and a daily banana are the main reasons behind this extraordinary longevity.
Instead of using a plan that seems to work for others, ask yourself the following questions:
We want to find the shortest path to reach our objectives. If you had a hard time answering the questions above, I strongly recommend that you get advice from a kinesiologist at the gym. Not only are they trained to guide you through the process that leads to success, they will also tell you the intensity you should aim for during your workouts. You will then know you have given all you’ve got, and you will increase your chances of reaching the expected results. We all have a certain potential, all we have to do is use it. Let the others do whatever they want, and apply the right plan of action for YOUR needs so that you can reach YOUR objectives! Think this over!
Xavier Jutras – Kinesiologist – Nautilus Plus