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    ad5ly is offline Senior Member
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    Default At 60 I am so very different ....

    ...from where I was at 30. And I know that is firstly blindingly obvious, secondly a very good thing. At 30 I wanted to succeed at everything with my strength training. My enthusium was on fire. And overtraining was not even on my radar. I felt indistructable and every training session was max overdrive to best my previous days max effort. I was totally manic in my pursuit of strength. CRASH AND BURN - RINSE AND REPEAT. My best bench press during my manic years was I believe 220lbs. Just shy of 2 wheels. AND MY BENCH PRESS SUCKED TREMOUNDOUSLY!!!...Fast forward 30 years. I am so different now. I enjoy my training immensely, but without the manic aspect to it. My approach to training is the picture of calm and tranquility. I know that all I can do is to provide my body with means to get stronger and that strength attainment has its own schedule and cannot be rushed but simply nurtured. I acknowledge my limitations and work within my capabilities. CRASH AND BURNS don't happen anymore. My BP is now 255lbs..Denni

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    This is so funny. I have been thinking about this all day. I just turned 26 years old last month and have dream to become a professional football player (doesn't have to be NFL, CFL or AFL is good enough!). I just went through lot of injuries last year, and what you posted reflected what it was like for me lol. Today I am nearly done with recovery from all my injuries and was thinking about how I need to listen to my body and accept my limits and work around that. Thanks for that message!

    Joby

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    New Comrade is offline Senior Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by ad5ly View Post
    ...from where I was at 30. And I know that is firstly blindingly obvious, secondly a very good thing. At 30 I wanted to succeed at everything with my strength training. My enthusium was on fire. And overtraining was not even on my radar. I felt indistructable and every training session was max overdrive to best my previous days max effort. I was totally manic in my pursuit of strength. CRASH AND BURN - RINSE AND REPEAT. My best bench press during my manic years was I believe 220lbs. Just shy of 2 wheels. AND MY BENCH PRESS SUCKED TREMOUNDOUSLY!!!...Fast forward 30 years. I am so different now. I enjoy my training immensely, but without the manic aspect to it. My approach to training is the picture of calm and tranquility. I know that all I can do is to provide my body with means to get stronger and that strength attainment has its own schedule and cannot be rushed but simply nurtured. I acknowledge my limitations and work within my capabilities. CRASH AND BURNS don't happen anymore. My BP is now 255lbs..Denni
    Thanks, Dennis. Makes me feel less impatient.

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    ad5ly is offline Senior Member
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    It took time to figure out that without knowledge, discipline and patience, no amount of motivation can make things work. In setting goals knowing the difference between what you want to do and what you must do must be adhered to. Boring vs exciting. Longhaul vs shorterm. Its what gets you "there". But "there" is not the whole enchilada. Its the journey where you improve upon knowledge, discipline and patience. Without that - whats the point?...Dennis

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