Working Out While Training – By John Greaves III

I know that’s a weird title.   Seems like I just said the same thing twice.  But here me out. What I mean is you should be actively involved in problem solving during your training session if you want to be successful long term.  Working out has developed a bit of a bad rap over the past few years.  The idea of working out is now associated with half hearted curls with pink dumbbbells or lethargic reps on a selectorized machine in between sets of posting selfies to your Twitter account about how you’re going“Beast Mode”.   Today serious exercisers say they train.  Either they train for a specific sport or they train to be ready for life.  This is in general a good thing  but it does have a downside.  Training tends to imply steady progress toward a peak or specific goal and followed possibly by a deload period and then by another steady rise to a higher level of performance or improved physique.

Too bad that’s not how it works in real life.  Real life training often includes plateaus, sometimes even periods where strength or fitness declines.  So how do we respond when we hits those plateaus?  If we’re smart, we work out the problem like a kid in math class working out problems on the board.  Read the rest of this post on Natural Strength!

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About the author

John Greaves III is a writer based in North Georgia with nearly two decades of experience in training at home. A former amateur kickboxing champion, John now competes recreationally in powerlifting. He takes a physical culture approach to training; believing that strength and health need not be mutually exclusive. In addition to his nonfiction work, John has written two fiction books, A Different Kind of Giant and A Little Lesson in Manners that are available on