Monday 16 April 2012Posted: April 16, 2012
To stray about and tire. To beg and feed oneself. To brag and act in conceit. To simper and fawn. To wilt and whine; to be furious; to be miserable: What is this living but a child’s antic!
Quick question to start this splendid Monday morning off on the right foot: Why do you insist that your workout should be so hard and uncomfortable? This post may be as personal as we ever get around here for one simple reason: There is an ethical brush fire surrounding the Fitness World and we are right in the middle of it. Uncle Francis recently coined the term…” The Random Fitness Placebo Effect.”
We are going to put faith in you dear reader that you are aware of the placebo effect and save you from explaining it here. That would be painful and nauseating…The faith we do not have in you is when this applies to your health and fitness program.
Answer these three simple questions after your next WAD or fire-breathing 5k program:
How does your current program enhance your current physical well-being? How much effort does your fitness program require from you? How many times during the last week did you perform said fitness program?
Expected benefit, Perceived effort, Adherence and Perceived benefit= The Random Fitness Placebo Effect (nice little definition if we must say so…). Basically and as simply as possible: The The Random Fitness Placebo Effect is a function of how hard YOU thought your fitness program was.
At least 300 peeps will email us here this week wanting something difficult and complicated to perform. Almost all of them will make the assumption that a challenging series of movements will do more for their overall outward appearance (That is what this is all about right? Gotta look hot in them yoga pants?) than a more simple less dynamic movement, or that a complicated program will do more for their body than just being mindful and present in oneself.
You will never get a Placebo Program here! Four peeps now why this is! There is a prevailing No-Pain-No-Gain mentality stirring up the winds to drive the flames further within the blog-0-sphere…You won’t find it here.
Thoroughly Warm Up into a think lather this morning and proceed with the following:
**Once you pick up your weight of choice it stays up**
25 KB Hard Style Swings
20 KB One Arm Perfect Presses (Each Arm)
20 Alternate/Pivot Goblet Squats
20 One Arm Bent Over KB Rows
Gently set the weight down and perform:
100m Sprint Out and Back
Rinse and Repeat…Oh, 5-10 times?
Just because you choose to engage in something that YOU perceive is hard, does not necessarily give you the perceived benefit YOU think it does?!? Be safe today and most importantly, ENJOY!!!