The One Piece Of Fitness Advice I Wish I Knew

Tack on this +WOD at the end of your workout
Tack on this +WOD at the end of your workout

Last week, Patrick asked me, “Knowing all that you know now about fitness and nutrition, if you could go back to when you first started working out and eating healthfully, what would you tell your younger self?” I did not hesitate when I responded, “Work out harder.” Hindsight is always 20/20 and I can see clearly that I was not working out hard enough or in the right ways. Exercise, whether weight-lifting or running, is all in the mind.

With my current training for competition, I’ve hit a plateau during the past few months because of finishing up my Dietetic Internship. But now that summer is here, I’ve been working out harder than before. Part of that is incorporating some Crossfit workouts on top of my regular workouts and it’s helping to elevate my game. I can’t remember the last time I pushed myself so hard to my limit, and I loved it. One of the things that keeps me motivated at the gym is the challenge of it. With this added WOD at the end of my regular workout, I claw my way to the finish. “Beast Mode” is real.

If you are up to the challenge, add on this WOD at the end of your normal workout. Or you can just try it as singular workout (if so, do that cycle 2 times). As you progress, you’ll really learn to listen to your body, know your limits, and push even harder than you imagined you could. As always, remember to be safe especially with challenging workouts like this. Form is everything.

Thomas Ngo
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
Dietetic Intern
Facebook–The More You Ngo


3 Comments Add yours

  1. Aneeta says:

    Hi Thomas, I was wondering what your thoughts are on home exercise videos (Jillian Michaels et al) and what you recommend as exercise while recovering (or after recovering) from injury (muslce sprains etc.) Your blog is a constant inspiration to keep on track with being healthy, thank you!

    1. Thomas says:

      hi Aneeta! I think they’re a great option. Some of us don’t like to exercise in public or just don’t have time to go to the gym. Exercise dvds can be great. In terms of recovery and exercise, I recommend stretching and light walking. I’ll actually be featuring these topics in my upcoming features with a Physical Therapist and a Food Blogger. I think their tips will be helpful too because it speaks to both of those questions.

      Keep up the great work
      Thomas 🙂

      1. Aneeta says:

        Awesome! 😀

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