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Training Requirements for the average man

Training Requirements for the average man Article
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The problem you have with training is that you view the act of exercise as the problem and not the solution.

When you recognise this, you free yourself of the prison your mind and thoughts hold you in

In your and so many others minds, the fear you have of stepping out of your comfort zone is seen as a bigger problem than the daily problems of how you think, look and feel about yourself

The real problem is in the lack of daily movement

The real problem is the inner dialogue when you see your reflection

The real problem is how you eat and the relationship you have with food

The real problem is your daily, habitual actions that have been built over a number of months and years, that have brought you to this exact point..... reading this article because you already recognise something within yourself isn’t working the way you want.

You, like so many others, fear change

Change means having to look critically at yourself and what you have been doing.

Change means accepting you haven’t been doing what you know you should have.

Change means finding new levels of self-discipline and giving up some of the comforts you have come to rely on on a daily basis

This causes panic in so many of us and leads to us finding justifications not to continue on this path and instead fall back to what is familiar (even though it’s these actions that have brought us to this point in the first place)

But what if we were to swap that around?

What if we were, to be honest, and look at our daily decisions?

Is it true that exercise is the problem?

Is it true that changing how we eat is the problem?

We all know the answer to this, we just don’t want to admit it because if we do, we are left with no other option but to confront our own thoughts and habits and accept that US/WE and how we act, are the REAL problems.

It is fear-based thinking.

We know we have let ourselves go

We know (deep down) that it will require effort 

We know there aren’t any quick fixes (even though 1000’s of gyms promise just that)

It is simply a case of accepting the truth and moving on from there

Sadly that’s where it becomes hard for so many. But like I said at the beginning of this blog, it is only difficult because of how we look upon it.

If I said I will pay you £200,000 if you were to change and train every day, eat how you know you should, would it make the transition easier?

Of course, it would because we are a financially motivated society.

We suddenly see our current habits and wants aren’t as important as the dreams the promise of money offers.

It’s just a shame we don’t put our own health on the same wavelength as money, but what this shows is that it isn’t the food or lack of exercise that’s the problem but how we look upon it, and if this is the only real problem, then it means we are all capable of achieving these goals.

But I also accept it is easier said than done and I understand no one chooses to put on weight and hate their bodies, so how do you start?

Well, the first port of call is to admit you aren’t happy.

You need to acknowledge you have been telling yourself a lie.

Once you do this, it opens up a different conversation, one that starts you looking in a different direction.

Next, it’s accepting you need help. 

Weight loss and building muscle take time, it means making many mistakes, facing doubts, self-criticism, overcoming mental and physical obstacles, which is much harder to achieve alone. It is easy to find a reason to give up if no one is there to challenge you.

For the majority of people, having someone hold them accountable is the game-changer they need. For others, it’s shared suffering. Being around others going through a similar ordeal.

Combine accountability with an environment of like-minded people and an experienced coach, someone who has been where you understand what you need and know how to deliver it, and you have a winning combination. 

You are giving yourself a better chance of success

This is what Primal offers.

Accountability at a level only seen with Personal Training

The highest level of coaching at an affordable price

A group of like-minded and encouraging members

So if your goal is to improve yourself, to become better on a daily basis, in an environment that builds you up rather than puts you down, then why not try Primal? We have a multitude of options to suit ALL abilities and levels.

Physio and sports massage for those who are struggling with injuries 

Physio led Pilates for people who need to start with core stability

Personal Training for anyone feeling they need 1 to 1 attention

Programmed Group Training for those looking for accountability 

Just fill in the form on the website and we will get back to you.

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Written by Pól Murray

Pól Murray boasts 15 years of coaching experience, with a decade dedicated to Strength and Movement. His journey started as a professional MMA fighter, evolving into a respected coach, notably guiding Ireland's first UFC fighter. Pól holds a wealth of qualifications from kettlebell and barbell instruction to suspension and resistance training. He emphasises that true expertise is a journey of continuous learning, investing significantly in education from renowned coaches and organisations. Pól simplifies fitness for everyone, believing it's about moving, feeling, and looking better. His lifelong dedication to well-being ensures those he guides achieve their best.

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