Train to be fit. Train to survive and thrive in your environment. Achieve a level of fitness that allows you to live a more successful existence in all areas of your life as long as you can. In broad terms, fitness is the condition of being physically fit and having good health. Fitness is the ability to survive and thrive in your environment and be suitable to fulfill a particular role or task. Fitness refers to your optimal health and overall well-being. Being fit not only means physical health, but emotional and mental health, too. It defines every aspect of your health. Smart eating and active living are fundamental to fitness. In your wellness journey, fitness will mean different things at different times.
My personal fitness program and HIIT Transformation program are both based on high intensity intervals of measured and progressively increasing and varying loads and movements used in everyday life with the purpose of improving flexibility, range of motion, strength, endurance, speed, agility, reactivity and body composition in the most efficient and safest ways possible. This is backed by the some of the most recent fitness research and thousands of hours of workouts from my clients. Simply put I do not have a lot of time to waste and I certainly do not have time doing some crazy off the wall movements that may result in injury. I get all the gain without the time and pain. I want to get the maximum amount of work done in the least amount of time. I work out about 4 or 5 days per week and rarely ever workout more than 40 minutes. I put this disclaimer out there, I am not including flexibility or mobility training or all the classes I coach as part of my workouts. If I am training for something or have a special goal and mind, I may step up the pace.
I this video I am performing a flat bench press of 225 pounds for 21 repetitions. Someone simply asked how many times I could. I had no idea and actually did this on the fly with no spot other than the spot arms on the rack. Now, I do not train specifically increase my bench press. I train to be fit and it just so happens that my bench press increases. Certainly there are people much, much stronger and more fit a bench pressing but I am looking at fitness as a whole. The point remains that my fitness training program supports a level of bench press fitness at 170 lbs that is perfectly acceptable. I train to be fit in the most efficient and safest ways possible and it just so happens that I see continued fitness improvements in flexibility, range of motion, strength, endurance, speed, agility, reactivity and body composition
Train to be Fit, feel Fit and look Fit!
Coach Tim Garrett