How do you measure your fitness? In this week’s Insights, I talk about the way I measure my fitness. If that’s something that you’re curious about, jump in and have a listen!
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Topics Discussed in this Episode:
- How people tend to view fitness
- What it takes to get “body beautiful”
- How I measure my fitness
- Functional fitness
- The feeling of being strong
- Measuring fitness through your energy levels
- Having endurance
- Measuring fitness by how much recovery you need
- Generally, throughout the year, we tend to view fitness in terms of the aesthetic.
- To get the kind of physique that’s “body beautiful” is very difficult. You have to be incredibly disciplined.
- To achieve that incredibly cut and toned physique isn’t just about food. It’s about what you do in the gym – the type of workouts you’re doing, how often, and to what degree you’re putting those muscles under tension. It’s also about how you sleep and how well you look after your mental health; about your energy levels, your digestive health, and your hydration levels; and to what degree you personalise your diet.
- Functional fitness is less about what goes on in the gym and more about how able you are to go about your daily business and meet a challenge if you need to.
- Feeling strong really helps your self-esteem.
- Recovery is just as important as training.
- Focus on being functionally fit rather than getting a cut, toned physique.
- Develop your strength.
- Make sure you have energy throughout the day.
- Develop your endurance
“I don’t think we should measure fitness in terms of the aesthetic. I think that’s massively missing the point.”
“Probably the most important thing to me is how functionally fit am I. I’ll take that any day over a good aesthetic. But with that said, if you are functionally fit, you probably have a pretty aesthetic anyway.”
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Links to things mentioned in the show:
- The Cost of Being Lean Infographic from Precision Nutrition
- Leanne’s TED Talk: Why Fitness Is More Important Than Weight
- DNA Test for Optimal Diet and Fitness
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