Fitness Opinion

Fitness Opinion discusses my opinion on if working out in shorts at the gym is necessary for a good workout. Turns out that I tend to have a bit of a contrarian unpopular fitness opinion on this one. Leave a comment below on whether or not you agree or disagree on this fitness opinion!

Standing Hip Flexors Stretch

Standing Hip Flexors Stretch is an easy way for you to stretch and release your tight hip flexors at home while standing. All that’s needed is a chair next to wall! The great thing about this standing hip flexors stretch is that you get a deep of a stretch as you need virtually anywhere. Today’s video will teach you how to confidently and safely stretch your hip flexors, particularly if you sit down at your job a lot.

The Pros And Cons Of Having A Workout Partner

The Pros And Cons Of Having A Workout Partner is something that everyone should consider along their fitness journeys. Today I’ll give you some options to consider when determining the pros and cons of having a workout partner. At the end of the day, the correct answer is whichever option keeps you consistent along your fitness journey!

“Let’s Make Exercise FUN Again!” 😃(#30)

Have you ever noticed how hard it is to stick to something that you don’t enjoy doing? Throughout my professional career I’ve encountered many people who actually want to exercise, but simply don’t find it enjoyable. What’s interesting, however, is that I’ve never met anyone who doesn’t enjoy the benefits of regular exercise (eg. better sleep, less stress, mental focus). So today I’ll go over a few ways you can enjoy regular exercise and enjoy the benefits as well!

If I’m to be honest, I’ve gone through seasons in my life where I didn’t enjoy working out. I enjoyed benefits of working out, just not the process. Then one day it finally dawned on me:

 

 

people only stick to things they enjoy doing

 

 

From that moment on I made the decision to only focus on exercises that I enjoy doing.

 

For instance, with cardio I prefer running instead of doing “burpee” exercises because I hate doing burpees. In the same way, whenever I run it’s always outside because running on a treadmill is too boring for me. The key is that whether I do 100 burpees, run outside, or run on a treadmill – I’m still enjoying the benefits of cardio.

 

 

The beauty of exercise is that it’s broad. It’s so easy to forget that exercise is not just limited to the gym, weights, and 2-hour workouts. I actually had a friend once tell me: “Emmanuel I simply don’t workout anymore because I find it boring. I love racquetball though, I could play it for hours”. Little did my friend know that playing racquetball IS his workout! Perhaps he didn’t realize this all along because he finds racquetball so effortlessly enjoyable.

 

In the same way I issue you this exactly challenge. I challenge you to find at least one activity that you enjoy doing so much that it doesn’t seem like exercise.

 

Because at the end of the day, exercise is nothing more than “moving while having fun”!

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Going through seasons where you don’t feel like working out is normal
  • Exercise isn’t limited to just the gym
  • Find something that you enjoy doing that doesn’t seem like exercise