Hi all, someone asked me why I don’t write about strength training very often anymore. He also wondered about my specific training these days, so I’ll give a couple of quick, non-thrilling updates. Then, if you’ve got any questions, put them in the comments and I’ll happily talk with you about whatever you want.
The truth is, I’ve said pretty much all that I think I’m ever going to have to say about it.
I think everyone can enjoy exercise, and that there’s no downside to being strong. If you hired me to train you just to “get fit,” I would say:
“Tell me a physical activity you like to do.” It could be weights, running, racquetball, whatever. Anything that makes you move. Then I would see if I could help you do that better.
If you said, “I want to get as big as possible,” that’s a different discussion, but it’s also a fairly brief one.
If you said, “I want to get better at the Highland games”, again, we have to have a more specific discussion. But there’s rarely going to be any occult mystery to any of this stuff.
It’s all pretty simple, it just takes consistency, and it can be hard to make exercise a habit if you don’t enjoy it.
As to my own training, I’ve been lifting stones. I’ve got a range from 150-400 lbs, and stone training is by far the most fun I’ve ever had with strength. My arms always scratched and bruised and, and they feel like crocodile hide at this point, but I do love it so. I pick up a heavy rock, see if I could press it overhead, walk around with it, test how long I can hold on to it, etc.
Also, wrestling. Lots of wrestling lately.
Over to you? Any questions about anything fitness related that I can take a stab at? Any goals you’re working on?