知名教練 Dan John 曾說：「一週七天的課表，比一週一天的簡單」
最後 Kelly 教練建議：
如果你已經有了 3-5 年規律有系統的健身的經驗，不妨大膽跨出去，找尋新的挑戰，當做自己鍛鍊成果的試金石
Regularly Trying Different Types of Exercises Has Benefits Beyond Your Imagination
🎯 Although I teach fitness, I never believe that my clients “only need fitness.” If you’ve never had a regular exercise routine, strength training can be considered “essential.” This is because your tendons, ligaments and muscles are too weak and unstable, almost guaranteeing that various spur-of-the-moment intense activities will have a high probability of causing injuries.
In fact, injuries are not the most destructive thing because most non-structural and non-degenerative injuries will recover with active management (even though they can be painful at the moment).
💔 Coach Kelly is more concerned about you “being afraid of exercise” and eventually identifying with it as “I’m not suitable for a certain form/intensity/type of exercise.”
However, once you have truly developed a fitness habit, I will encourage you to try other types of exercises periodically. Trying different types of exercises will bring you numerous benefits:
From a professional perspective, all exercises require “risk diversification.” What does that mean?
💥 It means that no matter what type of exercise it is, there exists a certain degree of vulnerability due to the “concentrated use” of certain muscle groups, joint angles, and energy systems.
(For the parts that are intensively used, it’s in an unstable high-pressure state, and for other parts, the ability can’t keep up with those intensely used parts, increasing the potential risk of injury for both sides.)
💡 You might think at this point: Why don’t I just avoid exercising altogether so I will never take the risk of overusing any joint or system?
Well, yes, that’s indeed what most people, even the recommendations given by doctors, are like. 🤪
But don’t forget: By doing this, you are essentially concentrating on the lowest-intensity range of abilities, and you will eventually face significant risks.
What risks? The risks of “not doing moderate to high-intensity exercise”: Your body becomes less and less able to handle any intensity, eventually turning even daily activities into high-risk activities.
Strength training is a “everything is expected” exercise. The advantage is extreme safety, but the flip side is that it can become monotonous and highly repetitive. This is the inevitable cost of pursuing safety and progress.
With the “upgraded body” that fitness training has given you, trying a different type of exercise every once in a while will help you reaffirm your reasons for fitness and progress steadily. You no longer need to waste willpower on forcing yourself to do it.
Renowned coach Dan John once said, “A seven-day a week training schedule is simpler than a one-day a week schedule.” And it’s true. Once we’ve established something, we no longer need to exert great effort each time to get ourselves off the couch.
This statement also illustrates a fact: The gap between those who have already invested versus those who are still observing isn’t gradually widen; these two types of people separate at the speed of light because the more you invest, the easier it is to invest even more.
Fact: Early buyers enjoy early benefits; late buyers don’t get discounts!
During strength training, we choose specific movement angles, trajectories, and speeds to safely load the body with weights. This is why most strength training movements look repetitive and mechanized.
Because of this, these movements may not be directly related to your life or the sport you are practicing. For example, almost all sports involve squatting, but it may be slightly different from heavy squats. Even everyday lifting won’t be exactly the same as the movements you do in the gym because the objects you carry have different shapes, and the way the center of gravity shifts is slightly different.
In recent years, the term “functional training” has become popular. However, unless you are an athlete with specific movement patterns to correct or patients under rehabilitation, the more efficient way for you is to regularly try different types of exercises, transferring the movement patterns developed in strength training to your life or these sports, making them truly “functional” in the end.
Sense of acomplishment
Why does strength training help so many people find a sense of achievement and a reason to strive? Coach Kelly believes that a large part of it is because it’s really not easy to find something in life that makes you “feel safe enough to invest in mastering”
Getting it is lucky; not getting it is destiny. This hard-earned sense of achievement, after upgrading your body with fitness training, will give you the ability to excel in various physical activities, further opening up more possibilities. 🏆
In conclusion, Coach Kelly recommends:
If you haven’t started strength training yet or haven’t found a reliable way, fitness training can become your “home” to start building yourself.
If you already have 3-5 years of regular and systematic fitness training experience, don’t hesitate to venture out and seek new challenges as a touchstone for your training achievements. ✊🏻