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How Fit is Fit Enough?

A lot people tell us “I just want to get fit.” But what does that mean? What defines being fit, and how fit is fit enough for your goals? These are important questions that must be answered before we begin judging whether or not we are making progress in the right direction or if we need to pivot in a new direction.

First, let’s look at what defines being fit. Classically, we are taught that being fit means being able to run fast, lift heavy, move our body weight, and have abs. That’s not necessarily wrong, but it’s certainly not painting the whole picture. Yes, the more physically fit you are, the faster and stronger you’ll be, but instead of defining fitness from this perspective, try defining it from another one.

Define your fitness based on your daily functions and the life you want to live. Do you have a job that’s labor intensive? Do you have a job sitting at a desk all day? Do you enjoy hiking, biking, or rec league sports? These are the things you need to use to set a framework for what “fit” is too you. Can you get through your day as you like, or do you struggle here and there? Can you maintain your current lifestyle for the rest of your life, or will your health eventually catch up to you and slow you down?

Work on the things that allow you to live the life you want to live. If you don’t know what workouts or nutrition protocols that includes, schedule and intro and we can help you out! You can book that here:

https://286performance.com/free-intro/

-Al

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