Importance of maintenance
I have been lifting since I was in 8th grade fairly steadily. Of course some months off (COVID) and time spent training for other things but for the most part its been a long consistent time. Lifting is hard labor. Picking up metal rocks and putting them down is not fun. The only people that would think that is fun is people in prison who have literally nothing better to do. Now due to the nature of our current society, there is almost no physical expenditure in our day to day lives. This a problem as obesity has run rampant. Diet has a lot to with that as well but most people don’t move a mile in a day. I have had my ups and downs with lifting, some months I will be in the gym for an hour plus some for 20 minutes. The most important thing is that I basically go everyday. After going for long as I have I am not really going to get that much bigger unless I totally alter my diet or take some performance enhancer. So now I just go because I get bored every day and because I want to eat a lot. My diet is very clean its just that I eat large portions frequently. This is also offset by me running 2-3 times a week mixed in with some BJJ. Of course, I am more active than about 98% of Americans but I really don’t work out that hard. Its low effort but I do it every day. Half the battle is just showing up. Today is Sunday, I have a planet fitness gym that is 5 mins away, so I go because I was bored and wanted to get my day moving. I went in and did 3 exercises and left for 20 minutes. I basically did nothing. But here I am writing a blog post which I probably wouldn’t have done if I didn’t go. These types of activities start making you move. You’re checking boxes off your to do list. By staying active you get the ball rolling and getting started is half the battle. Just start.