What's a twisdom? Every once in awhile your brain gets its shit together and you put together something better than a brain fart. If it smells like roses and is nearly concise enough to be a tweet, well that's a twisdom! I've polled some strength, fitness, and health peeps to provide me with a few of their favorites and posted them here.
Charlie Reid B.S., CSCS, ACSM-CPT
Health and Fitness Coach,
San Fransisco, CA
1) Training is much more about managing outside factors such as sleep, soft tissue quality, and nutrition. If those things aren't aligned, why would you go on a superhuman elite training program 6 days a week? Match your workout to your lifestyle, not the other way around.
2) The best corrective exercise is body awareness and proper progression. Most injury occurs from improper programming (i.e.-too much too soon, no deload, etc) and poor quality of movement. Bullet-proofing the body requires keen attention to perfecting movement quality as much as possible, especially under load.In addition,one must develop a sound program that adheres to basic principles of physiological adaptation.
3) Strength training should be simple, movement practice should be varied, and health should be the governor of balance among those things.
Jen Sinkler, senior fitness editor of Experience Life Magazine
1.) There is no right or wrong approach to training, but there is a right or wrong mindset to it. The sooner you release dogma and embrace experimentation, the sooner you'll figure out what works for you.
1.) Find a job you love, and work-life balance becomes a moot point; then it's all life.
3.) I fully condone losing gracefully and graciously -- on the outside. Inside, however, you'd better let that sh*t fester and burn. It will be useful the next time you compete.
Erik Blekeberg, MS, CSCS, USAW, RKC
Strength & Conditioning Coach for Army & Navy Academy in Carlsbad, CA
1) If you can't squat and deadlift double bodyweight...then don't say you are taking rest days because you are worried about over training.
2) Squatting makes you better at life.
3) Learn how to cook. This is the real key to losing weight, getting more dates and living a better life.
Ryan Burgess, BS, CSCS
Director of Football Development at Fitness Quest 10 in San Diego, California
1.) To be healthy in body: lift heavy, sprint, move your body frequently, and eat real food as often as you can
2.) To be healthy in mind: read books, listen to music, and engage in conversation w/ people from all walks of life
3.) To be healthy in spirit: be in the moment, open your heart, and roll with the punches- afterall, no rain no rainbows.
Matthew Ryan Brown, BS, expired CSCS
Athletic Performance Coach at Fitness Quest 10 in San Diego, California
1.) Do exactly the opposite of what everyone else does regarding food and you'll be fine. Because what everyone else does is not what you need. The better functioning your organs and digestive system are the better you can eat instinctively on what your body's needs that day. If you don't eat mainly Organic food, go into a private room, say to yourself, "this is because I love you", and slap yourself five times.
2.) Lifting Heavy is not a good idea if your'e gonna eat crap. Here's why, your gonna be a stronger piece of dook walking around. How are you going to recover or get stronger being a piece of toxic waste? Don't be toxic waste material, Give it enough time and your gonna fall apart, all poop does. haha. 80 20 rule has worked out well for me. 80 percent I'm eating organic, grass fed, yada yada, the other 20 I'm having the best of the worst choices.
3.) Progress and get stronger. Always. Conditioning yourself and being in shape year around is one way to separate yourself from the pack. Here's why, You are doing what nobody else wants to do, the hard stuff. The stuff that will actually make it worth the effort. How can laziness reap any reward? Again, maybe here the principle of doing the exact opposite of what laziness entitles you is a good idea.
Brian Tabor, MS, CSCS
Strength and Fitness Coach, San Diego, CA
1.) Beware the curse of knowledge. Realize that things that are obvious to you are not always apparent to others with less experience/education.
2.) To squat deep is great for mobility/power, but the simplest regressions should be given great consideration for those on the steeper side of the learning curve.
3.) Goals imply that you are making a change or sacrificing one thing for something else. Don't forget that. Remove negativity and shape your path to avoid distraction.