Monday, July 25, 2011
Alwyn Cosgrove & Motivation Monday
I am so glad I found Alwyn Cosgrove's website today. Cosgrove designed the workouts in NROL4W. His latest post discusses what happens when you stop training, and he discusses strength training vs. endurance training. As he mentioned in NROL4W, strength training is the way to go. I think it just helped me feel a bit more confident in going forward with the program since I've been feeling a bit restless.
He has another really good post about tracking results. I wish I had the opportunity to workout at a gym where the trainers were as particular to keeping track of results and encouraging people to keep working on their goals. Don't get me wrong, the trainers at the Palms are great, but I've always felt like there's something missing. Like when I started my personal training with C, I should have known that something would be off when he didn't take any of my measurements, didn't keep track of any of the workouts that we were doing, and kept talking about other non-related exercise things during our session. I know that the trainers get clients who are not really that keen on personal training - they just want someone to stand next to them while they're working out - but I'm not one of those people. I actually want someone to be there to kick my ass and push me to my potential. I think I'm trying my very best - I'm not afraid of hard work or sweat - but perhaps I could do better, push more weight, up the intensity a bit more? As someone who is interested in health and fitness but is kinda running (independently) blind through the whole thing, I can't fully be confident that what I'm doing is correct or working ... Anyway.
I was going to post another mini-video clip for my Motivation Monday, but I think pointing you over to Alwyn Cosgrove's website is a much better motivation tool.
PS: Alwyn if you ever read this and fancy coming over to Kuwait to train me, let me know!! :)