Lethargy – To Train Or Not To Train?By BigCanuk
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As per usual, as the winter settles in, a lot of the guys I hear from are telling me the same thing; that with the cold season, their zeal has dropped and their workouts are diminishing. I also am in that category. It's real tough to live in a country where cold weather is prevalent almost half the year! I've always told myself I would one day live in a country where the climate would be more tropical but so far it hasn't transpired. I envy those people who live in paradise all year long! But enough of my whining about the winter. There are certain things that can be done to combat this natural occurrence.
Outside of changing my training when necessary, a couple of tricks I use to take the edge off winter are these items. First off, I bought a hot tub. You know, it's interesting how sitting in 103-degree water makes the snow and cold become so tolerable all of a sudden.
Another trick is to be tanned. While everyone else around seems to be looking pale and white and sickly, it seems that nothing looks as good as a healthy looking tan. Obviously the sun isn't going to do the job and although the medical research won't exactly say that sun tanning beds outright cause skin cancer, it seems the general consensus is that they are bad for you. So what's a guy to do? I ordered an oral tanning product called "Canthaxanthin". The stuff works and best of all, it's non-toxic to the body. So you get to look tanned and don't have to worry about the bad effects of it on your body.
For the training aspect. We all know how hard it is to get into a workout especially when you're not excited about it. Well, I've finally stumbled onto a little key that helps unlock those lethargic training times.
First of all, tell yourself that you are only going to the gym for a half-hour to train. Surely, you can spare a half-hour out of your day, right? Next pick the body part that is your favorite to train. Usually, this is not what you're supposed to do as it takes away from the intensity of what's needed to pick up those lagging body parts but in this case, we're trying to just get into an intensity mode. It doesn't take long to find the workout falling into place and going well once your favorite muscle group starts feeling that pump and burn. The next thing you know, the half-hour is over and you've accomplished the most important thing of the day. Your workout. Most of the day, we give and sacrifice our time and abilities for others whether it be work or play or visiting family/friends but when you're at the gym, that is for you.
Try to make it count as the best it can be.
I hope this helps beat some of those lethargic times that is sure to come along and hit every one of us sometime during the winter months when it is tougher to get motivated.
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Tags: Training, Muscle Building, Lethargy, Reactive Mind, Peak Potentials, Millionaire Mind