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The Long Game With Coach Lee Boyce

From episode: Exploring the Widespread Benefits of Resistance Training with Coach Lee Boyce - Episode #184

the athlete, beyond the person who's training for some kind of performance goal or whatever, do you realize that what you're doing, the plan is supposed to be that you don't stop doing it, right? So how do you train in a way that's going to make that a reality, like a reality? So if you're 25 or let's say you're 35 or yeah, something like that, I'm 36. So let's say now I could train and I'm strong enough to go and try to push PRs. I'm strong enough to have the energy to, I can go and try to go, go, go. But if it just leads to an eventual burnout after four weeks of doing that or an injury after six months of doing that or whatever, is that worth it at all? And that's the mindset that I've sort of taken on now. Don't really even train with too many real goals in mind as far as like numbers or by the metrics. I just, I want to be able. I want to be able for as long as possible and as many things as possible. I want to be able to run, jump, push, pull, be strong, be mobile, be flexible, be just an all -around kind of guy. And have muscular endurance and have cardio respiratory capacity and try to get my body fat down and all that stuff because I know all that stuff's healthy for me, right? And if I don't, then I'll usually pay a price in some way, shape or form. So the way that I encourage people who don't have a foundation to train is to think about the long game. Don't get too caught up with, in six weeks, am I going to have all the results? In 10 sessions with Lee, am I going to get all the results that I'm looking for? Something like that. Like it doesn't work that way. And sort of like, I mean, I'm not a married guy, but it's sort of, it reminds me of getting married in a way because getting married, somebody doesn't set up for, okay, in three years, then I'll be, that's it, I'm done. No, like if you're 30 years old, then the plan is supposed to be for the next like 58 years that you're with this person, right? So when it comes to training, it's kind of the same thing. If you're getting and you're embarking on this journey, the plan is not for it to just stop. You train three, four or five days a week, whatever for the rest of your life. And so if you can adopt that mentality, it makes things like where am I going to be in three months from now? Not met or nearly as much compared to, okay, I'm 36. What about when I'm 46? Will I still be able to do all the same things? Will I still be able to eat the same way and be consistent with this? That's a great question to ask, right? If you're going really, really hard, and yeah, we'll have more energy when we're younger, that's notwithstanding, but if we're going really, really, really hard at the very beginning and it's going to lead to some kind of demise, burnout, injury, something like that, maybe we should rethink how we're going to do it and try to play that long game instead.


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