I don’t use my first set to get psyched for my workout. I don’t use my first set to get my head into my workout. I don’t need any human to motivate me on my first set of my workout. Never have, never will. I don’t need some guy regurgitating recycled lame cliches to get fired-up for my first set of a workout. I don’t need my first set to get fired-up for my workout because I’m already fired-up. I don’t let my fire go down or out. Here’s Real Life&Death Lesson #26,036 that I’ve taught football players, college law enforcement students, women’s lifting teams for 45 years – the difference between building Personal Best Shape and Personal Worst Shape is which F’d-up Attitude you build before your first set.
F’d-up has a dual meaning. (i) Fired-up. (ii) F’d-up, screwed-up.
Fired-up means Fuelled-up.
F’d-up means Filled-Up with junk in mind-body-soul.
You choose what fills you up. No one forces you to fill-up mind-body-soul with junk. Toughest exercise is the exercise of free will. Don’t blame the innocent.
I never have done a warmup set at the beginning of any workout during my 51-year workout streak in-progress and never will. Here are the reasons: (i) my first set is designed to prevent injury. So is the second set and the third and every set during my entire workout. (ii) the word warmup tempts you to do a half-ass set. Any set that is half-ass is dangerous. (iii) a true warmup set is not an unchallenging set. (iv) your attitude toward your first set determines whether you achieve Personal Bests or Personal Worsts.
The first set of all my workouts, alone or with my teams, are the equivalent of the first play of the game. You are either prepared to work in mind-body-soul or you get killed, mauled, or maimed. If you’re not executing full-out, full-speed, you risk getting busted up. I learned how to fire myself up during my first workout, alone, as an obese, dysfunctional 12 yr old, 51 years ago. One of the top 26 key elements is Connection Strength – dual meaning. (i) Strength of Nurture Connection. (ii) Strength of SOULar Energy Connection. The two connections are connected.
I wrote a book called Antonio’s World that explains the connection between the two. The SOULar Energy Connection is one of the top 51 direct or indirect themes in every book I write, every podcast and video I produce. The strength of your SOULar Energy Connection keeps you fired-up without search for artificial, superficial cheap substitutes.
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