Today we’re going to begin by learning something very valuable from someone whose inner strength I can’t help but deeply admire. When it comes to your mindset, it can be easy to get too optimistic. But do you know what happens to optimists in POW camps? They die! And it’s because they overlook a key aspect of seeing it through. Learn it from Vietnam POW, Admiral James Stockdale, himself when he said: “This is a very important lesson. You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end—which you can never afford to lose—with the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be.”
How’s that for a pro tip? Alright. Now on to what to work on in the gym. Write this down and implement it, and you’ll be haulin’ and ballin’ well into your 80s. Let’s jump in ...
Today, we’ll discuss:
-The two types of muscle groups and the purpose each serves in your body. Knowing this will help you better understand how to train them, specifically (2:41)
-Want a bustin’ chest and bulging biceps? You don’t need to torch those muscles as much as you need to do this ... (3:56)
-Why working on your mobility is probably the most important thing you should be doing in the gym, and which parts of your body you especially need to target (4:40)
-These muscles get smaller and weaker as we age. Here’s what you need to do to slow down the process (6:20)
-Almost every symptom of muscle aches, pain or discomfort is due to this one crucial thing you’re body’s likely not getting enough of (8:17)
What sort of geezer do you want to be?
Today’s episode is especially cogent if you plan on living for any significant amount of time. One of the dumbest things I see people do is to train harder than what their body can handle on a consistent basis. This trashes your joints and soft tissue long term. The thing you should be thinking about is what kind of life you want to lead in your 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s. Train for that life and you’ll be set.
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