Time Crunch Training
I get asked all the time if I train everyday. And the answer is yes, I do … but, not how you might think. Almost immediately after I answer, I get the “I wish I had the time for that” or “Must be nice” or “I wish I was as young as you.” I don’t have hours a day to workout like I used to, and I’m OK with that. I’m busy, just like the rest of you, and despite what the experts in the fitness industry are preaching these days, you don’t need to find yourself in a heap on the floor everyday.
My focus is to do something everyday that is going to support my goal(s). If I go for three 10 minute walks, that is training for me. On those walks I train my body to recover. I work on my breathing and focus on clearing my mind of distractions.
Unfortunately, we live in an instant gratification society and we want results now. I myself fall prey to that from time to time. But the best thing that we can do is “move the chains.”
Here’s how to do it.
1. What are you training for? What is your goal?
2. Depending on your goal, gear your training and nutrition around that. Focus on the things that you can control and forget about those that you can not.
3. Do something everyday that is going to support that goal.
4. Evaluate after a period of two to three weeks and make changes, if needed.
Here’s an example: I want to lose 10 lbs for a wedding in three months.
1. You have your goal, 10 lbs in three months.
2. You goal is fat loss, not weight loss. There’s a difference (for a later discussion). You should have frequent bouts of exercise with moderate resistance, short rest periods, and focus on eating nutrient dense foods.
3. Your daily habits may start with drinking half of your bodyweight in ounces of water (ie. 200 lbs, 100 oz. of water), eating slowly until you are satisfied – not full, or getting up 20 minutes early to exercise (which would require you to go to sleep 20 minutes earlier).
4. How are things going? What’s working and what isn’t?
5. Get back to work!
If you are confused about what to do, I would love to help make your life easier and get you the results that you want.
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Yours In Strength,
Kyle is currently a police officer and has served for the past 10 years at a police department in Upstate, NY. In that capacity, he serves as the department’s physical fitness instructor, where he conducts in-service training and teaches at the Police Academy. Kyle is also one of the two explosive detection K9 Handlers for the department.
As the Online Director of Training and Performance for Train to Hunt, Kyle draws from his previous experience as a gym owner to consult with clients to prepare them physically and mentally for the most rigorous of big game hunts.
Most importantly Kyle is a husband and a father of one (a 10-month-old boy). The family is very important to him and he makes it a priority to find work/life balance.