Physical Destiny: Prison of Pain or Palace of Pleasure

I promised this post a few days ago, but my entire family and I got that nasty flu virus going around and we all had to take a few days off to recoup. Thankfully we all healed spectacularly and are feeling fully recharged! Where we left off last time was chapter 19 of Awaken the Giant Within by Anthony Robbins; Emotional Destiny: The Only True Success. Where we talked about becoming a master of your emotions by using the tools that we learned in the book. This chapter takes a look at how to move your body to maximum effect.

Mr. Robbins ascribes to the idea of an aerobic base to ones exercise regimen as prescribed by Dr. Maffetone. What is an aerobic base? What is the difference between aerobic and anaerobic? Aerobic is defined as with oxygen, while anaerobic is defined as without. Now imagine how this would reflect in an exercise. Your aerobic exercise would look like a steady jog, while an anaerobic would be doing 150 burpees back to back then falling down because you can’t breathe. An aerobic base would be a period of 2 to 8 months where you exercise at a lower heart rate so that your respiratory system can SUPPORT YOU while you work out!

We all live in a high achievement world and the idea of not giving it your all when you exercise may seem to fly in the face of what we see on social media and other outlets, but when you think about it, you wouldn’t try to lift 200 pounds your first day at the gym. That would be abuse to your poor muscles. Why for one moment would we think that this is ok for our respiratory system? Taking this to the next level, I have been doing interval training for the past few weeks and seeing awesome results. Interval training is where you bring your heart rate to an anaerobic state for 30 seconds and then do less intense exercises for 1:30 seconds. It seems to me that you get the best of both worlds. At the end of the chapter Tony asks a few questions.

  1. Make the distinction between fitness and health:

Fitness is Looking really good and being strong, while health feeling and being well.

2. Decide to become healthy:

I mean this one is obvious.

3. Know where you are:

Currently I am using interval training to get the maximum bang for my buck while I exercise. I still need a lot of work on my health, but I am getting better everyday.

This wraps up chapter 20 and day 2 of the seven day challenge. I’ll be back with day three in a day or two!

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