If you think that training for performance is only for athletes, you’re wrong!
Everyone needs to train for performance if they seriously want to get fit. When the term “performance” is used in conjunction with training, the first thought that comes to mind is the elite athlete. Individuals such as Usain Bolt, Lebron James, Adrian Peterson and Alexander Ovechkin exemplify athletic performance. Just because you are not a professional athlete does not mean you should not train for performance though. Here is a short list of why performance training is always good idea.
#1: You’ll Feel Better
When you move the body as it has adapted to function a funny thing happens – you feel better! Placing abnormal stress on the muscles and joints of the body with improper movement creates the aches and pains that prevent you from enjoying physical activity. Get in-tune with your movement and make sure the structures of your body can withstand the loads you’re placing upon them. Unfortunately most of us have been sold on “No pain, no gain” but pain and athletics do not have to go hand-in-hand. You didn’t start playing sports to get hurt did you? No, you started playing sports for the enjoyment of the game so get your pleasure back minus the hurt.
#2: You’ll Look Better
Superstar athletes look a certain way in response to the nature of their training. Their workouts are based on utility; what will have the largest impact on the field of play. The body adapts to the demands placed upon it which typically equates to fat loss and lean muscle gain for those training for performance. Have you ever seen a pudgy sprinter? How about a frail linebacker? No, me neither because top-end athletes transform their bodies into human sports cars. Ferrari or Chevy Nova, which do you want to be?
#3: Your Mental Outlook Will Improve
Being task-oriented and focusing on the things you want to accomplish will help you fulfill your performance goals. Whether it be doing household chores with more ease, keeping up with your kids, walking up and down stairs without pain or setting a new personal record in a 5K, your mindset will strengthen as you check off key points on your list of performance goals. Little success by little success adds confidence to support your skill level. Continue to train for improvement and soon you will feel unstoppable!
Although you may not have competitions to prepare for, you still an athlete in your own way. It does not matter what background you are from, there are many benefits to training for performance. Striving to be the best version of yourself will allow you to live your life to the fullest.
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