Before my interview with Isaac Payne, I checked out his latest product. I came across a section where he talked about the seven habits of highly fit people. This caught my attention, so I asked him about it and shared his best tips on becoming highly fit.
Enjoy this second part of the interview. If you missed the first part, you could check it out here.
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In the interview above, you will discover the following:
- Three habits of highly fit people
- Why do you need to keep track of your fitness progress?
- One of the most important components of a fitness training program you’re probably neglecting
- Why is it essential to train your weaknesses at least once a week?
The 3 Habits of Highly Hit People
1. Track Your Workout
We’ve all heard the phrase “what gets measured gets better.” this is crucial and one of the secrets of extremely fit individuals. Recording your workouts is one approach to measuring them. How much weight did you lift, how many reps, sets, rest times, even how you feel that day, tired, stiff, hurting? How are your energy levels, etc.?
It’s nice to be able to watch your improvement week by week, day by day. And before you realize it, you’ve made huge strides. So it’s a good approach to keep track of your development.
2. Mobility and Active Recovery Days
Recovery is vital, as well as mobility. Taking some rest days is necessary, but you don’t have to take a whole day off to do nothing – you have to make an active recovery.
Mobility and active recovery are the most ignored components of people’s training programs. It’s not glamorous, so it’s not pleasant. It’s laborious and doesn’t do anything for your visual appeal. But if you’re training hard and consistently, you want to ensure your body recovers. You’ll be fresher and more recovered for your next training session if you undertake some mobility work like active dynamic stretching and foam rolling and keep your joints and muscles fluid and limber.
The objective of the training is to recover faster so we can come back in there and hit it harder and better. We all want to lift big and push ourselves, but we can’t if we’re too beat up. So, healing and movement are vital.
3. Practicing your weakness once a week
The biggest error people make is doing the same thing repeatedly. That’s because you do what you enjoy or are good at, not necessarily what you need to do.
For instance, I’m a large, powerful person, so I struggle with cardio and conditioning. A day of pure conditioning is important because else I’m tempted to skip it and go back into the squat rack and lift hard. That’s easy. It’s natural, but we must fix at least one-weekend weakness to stay well-rounded, avoid injury, and maintain mental toughness.
Doing things you hate makes you stronger. So more people need to do it to get themselves.
A Nugget of Wisdom
There are fitness training programs available, but I don’t promote any quick cure or, you know, fast outcomes in my program – the exercises I offer are incredibly beneficial. They work, but only if you do. And if you’re willing to work hard, you’ll get strong, slim, and fit! After all, you receive what you put in.
I hope you enjoyed the interview.
Rick Kaselj, MS
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