Start simple, start small, see results.
If you only do one thing this week, incorporate one of these recommendations and promise yourself you’ll stick to it. Ideally, we are creating our bodies to be lean, fat burning machines, with optimal cognitive and internal health that can operate at peak physical performance. That’s ideal, not necessarily so practical for most to achieve over 12 weeks. It’s a complete lifestyle shift rooted in healthy choice is the best choice kind of mindset. For everyone the journey to healthy is different. It may include making a new addition to your lifestyle, incorporating new training disciplines, taking supplements, learning to substitute with healthier alternatives, and for many it means cutting things out like salt, refined sugars and processed foods. Sustaining the healthy look and feel requires learning a new behavior that allows you to still enjoy life and all of your indulgences in the cleanest way possible that is gentle on your body. There are many different approaches and methods to reaching this ideal state. The most effective approach is to partner with a personal trainer who can work with you to deeply understand and consider the fitness regimen and nutrition plan that will yield the best results for you. Everyone’s journey starts with one simple step. Whether it’s just reading these weekly newsletters to better inform your health choices, listening to our new podcast for a deeper dive on many of the topics we explore here each week, or using the Be Exceptional Fitness App you’re showing your commitment to self-improvement. The most important part is consistency and your will to trust the process.
Start with one small step. Stay the course. You got this.
Thousands of searches for the "Best ___" will have you even more confused as about which direction to go to for information on health, nutrition and fitness. There is a race to do what is most popular, often based on celebrity endorsements and not rooted in the science of the human body."Get shredded in a week"... I mean really?
Luckily, we believe in addressing the root of health issues with scientifically proven approaches. There are many tried and trusted techniques that guide and power the BE EXCEPTIONAL method: HIIT training, sleep management, portion control, specifically identifying your personal needs, eating whole foods, and not fearing fat! Healthy should not be hard nor should achieving your best self possible.
There is no “one size fits all” approach, every component works together in concert to create a healthier internal system to handle the strength training and increased intensity of endurance workouts that give your body the metamorphosis you desire.
Work out for what? Health... Mental clarity... Stress relief... Strength... Endurance... Performance... Weight loss...
Your motivations for working out may vary and so should your approach. There’s levels to this—and, no, one size does not fit all. As a personal trainer, my job is to help my clients reach their goals in the healthiest way possible that adequately challenges your mind & body. The approach and modality often changes given each individual's progress and overall responsiveness to diet and exercise. Training for a marathon is different from preparing for a triathlon, which varies from the cardiovascular endurance training needed to climb Machu Pichu with confidence, and is a stark contrast to the explosive training required for an obstacle course race, or the high intensity training one might do for weight loss benefits. The word EXERCISE is a broad term that has specific purposes that are most effective when they are truly understood and applied accordingly. If breaking it down by application and finding a routine or fitness professional is too tough, then just move! Run, walk, stretch, do sit-ups, but just move and stay healthy! Click here to download the Be Exceptional Fitness App to get started and enjoy some free exercises!
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Will Pericak is an NFL offensive lineman with the Chicago Bears. His interests in technology and entrepreneurship led him to the NFLPA externship at WHOOP. Recovery protocols differ widely from player to player. They each create Their own ecosystems of people and processes that they believe make them feel and play better. When rookies enter the league, the smart ones go around to the veterans and ask for tips on what they do take care of their bodies.
Saunas, steam rooms, hot/cold tubs, cryotherapy, acupuncture, massage, shock therapy, neurofeedback, electro-stimulation, cranial sacral therapy, chiropractic, and transcranial photobiomodulation are just a few of the less crazy recovery techniques you might observe in an NFL locker room. See how Whoop Has Helped some of the best athletes
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Your motivations can be different but the most important thing is realizing that the same approach will not yield that same results for everyone. Body composition, health conditions, ailments, injuries, history, diet, stress, sleep (are you really getting enough?) all play a factor into your fitness success. Find what works for you. Book a consultation, create a personalized fitness plan and workout for a reason. Your reason. Your results.
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