Slow Down To Speed Up Your Fitness Journey

Slow down to speed up the process.

This is something that can be extremely important whether you are a beginner or whether you are advanced in your fitness journey And this will help set you down the right path faster.

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What does it mean to slow down? There’s a saying that “you need to take inventory of where you currently are so that you can propel yourself forward” and this is something many people wish they did during the starting years of their training.

If you do the same, here’s what likely would have happened:

You would realized that your nutrition might not be aligned with your goals. And that you may need to improve your nutrition knowledge and adherence sooner.

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Don’t overtraining. Many people pushed hard to train 6-7 times a week, all-out or close to max intensity a week. Not just for a matter of weeks, but for months and years straight. Many didn’t understand the concept of active rest days.

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Many also were obsessed with throwing the weight around – especially on the big compounds (squat, bench, and deadlift) that could be hurting their body. Don’t think that strength was purely the numbers of pounds you could lift. In fact, it’s not just the numbers but also how you can control the movement safe and efficiently.

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Last, but not least, you should also prioritized the recovery more. Some people have massage guns and foam rollers but they never used, and hardly stretched. As a result, the body can be extremely achy and sore all the time because of it.

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Learn from people & their mistakes so you don’t make the same ones if you are just starting out. To slow down, remember 2 things: you need to reflect and learn. It’s all apart of the process.