Never Too Old to Exercise
I love looking out for examples of people pushing their limits when it comes to health and fitness. Getting past excuses is something that most people will never do. To me a 20-30 year old guy bench pressing 300lbs is not an impressive feat, it’s just a case of putting in the time at the gym and training in the right way by increasing poundage on the bar or the number of reps on each trip. Sooner or later that target will be reached.
There’s a guy who comes to my gym, he’s the most inspiring person there! He’s a regular who sticks to the cable machines. As far as I can tell the weights that he lifts are not that heavy. But he’s there every couple of days working out. “Why is he so impressive?” you might ask. Well this particular guy is disabled, in fact to look at him (and I mean no disrespect here) you could say that doing anything at the gym was near impossible, and yet there he is showing everyone that excuses are just excuses. No one has a reason not to work on their health and fitness. They are so fundamental to having a better life.
The woman in the picture above is also hugely inspiring, in fact she can out-deadlift most of the young guys I see deadlifting.
So the question is what are your excuses? I’ve heard “I’m sick”, “I’ve got a sore (insert body part)”, “I don’t have time (yet spends time playing flash games on the internet or watching TV) and a whole manner of other things.
My advice is to find someone around you who inspires you because they are not adhering to the norm. Let them push you to greater levels of fitness and health and shame you when you come up with something rediculous that stops you.