Thursday, January 25, 2018
Daily Thought 2018

Train Like a Warrior
The single most important factor in your success will be your mindset. How you think and act every day will determine your results. The Warrior mindset is to engage yourself fully into the pursuit at hand. Some call it the “Personal Legend”, the thing you have always wanted to do. We revere our warriors in our culture because we understand the courage it takes to make the ultimate sacrifice for what we believe in. The warrior trains and prepares for battle knowing he may have to give his life, and with intense focus and mindfulness is readied for the trial. Will you bring ALL of you to the living of your life? Don’t hold back, go all in on your personal legend every day, develop the skills you need, hone them with practice. When the time comes for you to face your challenges you are prepared and confident you can prevail. Your ability to shape your way of thinking is your greatest human asset (mindset), take time to get crystal clear on your goals and purpose, train like your life depends on it, bring every bit of yourself to the fight, Train Like a Warrior. It Matters, Make it Count!
“The devil whispers you cannot withstand the storm?” The warrior replies “I AM the Storm!” unknown

Polar Smart Coaching Training Tip: Energy System Development (The Biology of Exercise)
You can make any plan you want, without the physical energy, and mental focus to complete it, it is just another new years resolution. Create the energy level required to succeed at your fitness goals. The discipline that creates the energy for life is cardiovascular training. How many calories you can burn daily or during exercise is a direct measure of your energy capacity. When it goes up your energy level goes, your ability to recover goes up, and your vitality for life goes up. Do your cardio work with vigor, and do it frequently. Add strength training in a circuit format to accomplish cardio and resistance at the same time.
Read more…A Basic Program of Exercise

Spartan SGX Training Tip: Workout of the Day (WOD)
Week 2 Day 4 Sprint WOD: Active Recovery

Tonight’s Warrior Class workout

Beachbody Nutrition Tip: Energize
The goal of this lemon-flavored pre-workout mix is to improve performance, increase focus, and delay muscle fatigue with three key ingredients.

  • Low-dose caffeine from green tea: Research indicates caffeine works via the central nervous system, delivering signals to your brain that energize you both mentally and physically. The current thinking is that low dose caffeine is every bit as effective as high dose — without the jitters.
  • Beta-alanine: This amino acid is a precursor to carnosine, a substance in your muscles that reduces fatigue by shielding against acid build up. One side effect of beta-alanine can be a slight tingling in the face or extremities — a feeling I’ve come to love because it tells me the stuff is working.
  • Quercetin: This anti-inflammatory phytonutrient is believed to increase the production of mitochondria, the “batteries” that make cells work. It’s also what gives Energize its disco-yellow color.

“We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.”  Charles Kingsley, 1819-1875