Deciding to improve your fitness levels requires serious motivation. In fact, it is often said that starting any new training regimen is the hardest part of all, but in reality, staying the course is more complicated than that. It’s true that you can’t make positive lifestyle changes without making the effort first to get started, but maintaining that motivation once the initial novelty of hitting the gym has worn off can be the true test of your mental resolve and physical discipline.
Everyone, from beginners to elite level athletes, will struggle with the ups and downs with training, so how do we stay steady when daily life stresses, work, and many other obligations threaten to derail our progress in the gym?
Speaking exclusively to Dr. Brian Cole, who works as a physician on the Chicago Bulls and Chicago White Sox, and Conrad Lewis, who is certified by the National Council on Strength and Fitness, it becomes clear that many factors play a role. It’s about earning and then keeping results.
Both respected health and fitness experts recently participated in Optimum Nutrition’s “Better Than Before,” a free week of live broadcasts, held at a time when the concern for America’s health has never been greater. The online series attempted to address a number of issues with exercise, injury care, and how to stay consistent with your training regimen. With all this in mind, Muscle and fitness I sat down with both men to create a valuable roadmap of 9 ways you can control the good and bad days to become an undefeated champ in the gym.
The ON campaign covered the best by many important aspects of mental and physical health. You can get access to a whole week of free streaming events on their YouTube channel.