No point, no points

Thank you to #football #coaches for your questions. Here’s the next part of the answer.

Here’s Real Life&Death Lesson #26,116 that I’ve taught football players, college law enforcement students & women lifting teams for 45 years: No point, no points. That means – No point of working out, no points on #GameDay & #Hiring Day.

Here are the key points I’ve taught over 25,000 students & athletes for 45 years:

  1. There is no point in playing contact sports if you believe there’s no point in working out.
  2. Pounds connect to points – dual meaning. (i) Excess body-weight pounds reduces points scored. (ii) Excess pounds of weight lifted increases points. Guaranteed. 100%. Fact.  
  3. Every football practice is primarily a strength & conditioning workout that results in skill, speed, stamina in mind-body-soul. 
  4. Same applies to every classroom.
  5. Every gut-spilling workout on the field, off the field, is a transformative spiritual experience.
  6. Every gut-spilling workout on the field, off the field, builds the elusive Winning Culture, the PMS – Post-Modern Society – phrase that is regurgitated and recycled in press conferences, interviews, articles, and social media posts. Sounds like fun until it has to be done.
  7. Lift together, learn together, bond together. Intense exertion physically and intellectually is the essential symbiotic element of team growth, transformation, evolution, and unification that changes an ordinary team into a Joint Forces Unit that becomes a Force of Nature & Nurture.
  8. If football doesn’t translate to lifetime lifting, you’re missing the point.
  9. If football doesn’t translate to lifetime-earning, you’re missing the point.
  10. If football doesn’t translate to lifetime-saving, you’re missing the point.
  11. Lifetime lifting, lifetime saving, lifetime earning are all deeply and profoundly connected.
  12. The standard football cliche is that football translates into real-life winning, success, character, etc. Then why is lifetime physical fitness not always a part of that translation?
  13. If football doesn’t translate to lifetime lifting & physical fitness, then the point was missed. That’s my message to all 25,000-plus students-athletes. What was the point of all this if you see no point of lifting & working out for the rest of your life?
  14. The main point of athletics is to learn lifelong lessons to stay in shape. That’s the main point. If you get out of shape, the point was missed.


  1. We teach our players that football is primarily a strength contest, a fitness contest played-out after you workout.  Not the other way around. #Gameday is not a workout to get in shape. #Gameday is the outcome of getting in shape.
  2. If you don’t work out, there is zero sense in playing it out.
  3. Building mind-body-soul strength is the #1 player-safety strategy.
  4. It is humanly impossible to play safe by playing it safe. The Safe Place is the same comfortable place that drops you to last place.
  5. Safe Places are places that do not challenge you in mind-body-soul.
  6. Our football program always has been and always will be a year-round S&M program – strength & muscle program. The reason is that working out works out.
  7. If you stop working out, the whole thing didn’t work out.
  8. Quit working out makes the whole thing no point.

X Fitness has been committed to free coaching for athletes & coaches for 45 years. This #podcast is episode #1,092 compliments of X Fitness at:

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Blessings and all good things


Gino Arcaro

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