Usually I tell you how to get bigger in the gym. The only time we talk about outside of the gym is when it comes to preparing and eating your food, in the kitchen. I thought today I’d give you a change of scenery and talk about this lifestyle from a whole new perspective. So lets take a walk, outside of the gym into the open air.
You might not know this about me, but I love to hit the mountains of Boise with my mountain bike or if the weather permits, my snowboard. I’ve always been an outdoors kind of guy, probably because of my upbringing on a farm in the mountainous regions of Wales.
Outdoor pursuits are fun for sure, but there’s more to this story.
They are all very demanding activities which means you are going to torch through more calories, you’re going to work up a sweat and you’re going to get a cardiovascular workout. This can only be a good thing, because psychologically you have that window of opportunity to give your mind a reprieve from day to day life in the great outdoors. At the same time, you’re improving your all round conditioning as an athlete.
And that is what you are to become, an “athlete.”
Adding my 2lbs of lean muscle each year is always at the top of my annual tick list, but that’s not to say that I can’t enjoy other physical adventures which contribute towards my mental and physical well-being. This applies to you as well.
This is a lifestyle based around looking a certain way, feeling a certain way and being a certain way. It’s about facilitating pleasure through physical endeavor and better health. Anything that adds to that is surely worth pursuing in my book.
I’d encourage you to embrace physical activity as a pastime beyond the gym, to become a more rounded person and athlete alike. Being physically strong, durable, flexible and lean with high endurance capacity are all attributes you want to develop. This will prepare you for any challenge this world has to throw at you, because to get this fine balance right you’ve had to invest a lot of mental power first.
There’s an entire spectrum for you to fulfill to become the complete athlete and I think outdoor pursuits only add to that completeness.
What do you think? Do you have any outdoor pursuits you like to do besides the gym? Let me know.
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