It’s Not About The Beat Down

argument-238529_640Have you ever worked out so hard you threw up? I have, and it sucks. It’s seriously one of the worst things I’ve put my body through, and I never want to get to that point again.

There seems to be this prevalence in our society these days that to see results means you gotta that you’ve got to get beat down to be successful. Why do we love the “beat down” mentality? Because it’s familiar; it’s just an off shoot of the old mindset that told us that in order to reach our fitness goals we had to do hours of cardio. The beat down was still there, just in a different form.

What about this: If you were in a fight would you rather win in 5 minutes or win in 10 seconds?

For the more shopping centric, if you could walk into Eileen Fisher and had a table of clothes that were all just your size and your taste, or go in on Black Friday with all of the crowds, which would you choose?

It’s a no brainer! The 10 second fight and customized table win outright.

Here is the thing, though, we forget this when it comes to our training. If a metabolic set of 20 seconds of hard work and 40 seconds of rest, one of our standard templates, is good then the beat down mindset would say that 40 seconds of work and 20 seconds of rest would be better, right?

It’s that framing that gets us in trouble.

You all know we recommend strength training 2-3 times a week, but why not 4 or 8 times? It’s too much! Your body has to rest; it has to recover from the work you put it through.

Zooming in a little bit, each session we ask you to give yourself a letter grade based on your energy level. Your daily grade is your guide as to how hard you should be pushing, because, and this is important, you should always feel better leaving Momentum than when you got here.

When we push too hard during a workout, don’t let our bodies rest, don’t feed ourselves correct nutrition bad things happen! The reason we workout is to get BETTER, and if we can do that faster and in a safer environment why wouldn’t we?

Each and every session is crafted with your goals in mind, we don’t hold back – you have the best of our secret recipe every day. Don’t be that guy who tries to make the fight last as long as possible by adding in all sorts of nonsense to your program, stay true.

We want high energy, high intensity training sessions that leave you feeling better, moving better, looking better, and living a fuller life.