In one of my all time favorite scenes from one of the modern classic rom-coms, “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” Paul Rudd’s character attempts to teach the heartbroken Peter (played by Jason Segal) how to surf. You can watch this 1:30 scene here:
|Business and self-improvement authority, Brian Tracy asserts that long-term thinking and decision-making is the hallmark and commonality among all successful people. Certainly, this mindset lends itself to effective exercise. The commitment to "sustainable" or long-term resistance exercise is the cornerstone of an intelligent fitness prescription. Performed properly, resistance exercise mitigates chronic disease risk factors, reverses aging, and stimulates fitness improvements while minimizing injury risk. If you take a long-term approach to resistance exercise, I think the process should look like this:
Most importantly, the above process only works when it is built upon a foundation of evidence-based exercise. That is, the exercise prescription should be a representation of the preponderance of scientific research. This is the only way to guarantee safe and result-producing exercise. If you aren't using an evidence-based approach, you are just making it up as you go.
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