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Pushing Yourself

October 08, 2020 GMB Fitness Season 2
Autonomy 🤸‍♂️🍔✊ GMB Fitness
Pushing Yourself
Chapters
0:19
What It Means to Push
1:43
Three Kinds of Days
12:47
Different Ways To Push
Autonomy 🤸‍♂️🍔✊ GMB Fitness
Pushing Yourself
Oct 08, 2020 Season 2
GMB Fitness

There's not a more cliché phrase in all of fitness, but here goes: if you want to improve, you have to push yourself. 

Pushing yourself is hard, and it can be counterproductive too. In fact, we've devoted a lot of carbon dioxide in past episodes to talking about some of the ways pushing yourself - too hard, too often, or just in the wrong way - can cause problems. So consider this episode the balance to every time we've said "maybe you should do less."

Here's some of what we're gonna cover:

  • 3 kinds of days: how to know how hard you can go
  • How to plan training intensity around your life
  • 15 (we counted!) ways to increase the intensity of a training session

The best part is that almost none of those tactics require much prep, and you won't have to psych yourself up or go snort a bunch of protein powder first either. You can start our session and, if you're feeling good to go, push yourself a little harder, to whatever degree necessary.

Pushing yourself tends to be more of a mental struggle than anything. Once you get moving, it's easy to keep moving. The tactics we explain in this episode are great because they don't require much of a mental shift, so you can get a harder session without the typical feeling of mental resistance you'd feel if you just tried to "go hard."

Resources Mentioned:

Support the show (https://gmb.io/podcast/)

Show Notes Chapter Markers

There's not a more cliché phrase in all of fitness, but here goes: if you want to improve, you have to push yourself. 

Pushing yourself is hard, and it can be counterproductive too. In fact, we've devoted a lot of carbon dioxide in past episodes to talking about some of the ways pushing yourself - too hard, too often, or just in the wrong way - can cause problems. So consider this episode the balance to every time we've said "maybe you should do less."

Here's some of what we're gonna cover:

  • 3 kinds of days: how to know how hard you can go
  • How to plan training intensity around your life
  • 15 (we counted!) ways to increase the intensity of a training session

The best part is that almost none of those tactics require much prep, and you won't have to psych yourself up or go snort a bunch of protein powder first either. You can start our session and, if you're feeling good to go, push yourself a little harder, to whatever degree necessary.

Pushing yourself tends to be more of a mental struggle than anything. Once you get moving, it's easy to keep moving. The tactics we explain in this episode are great because they don't require much of a mental shift, so you can get a harder session without the typical feeling of mental resistance you'd feel if you just tried to "go hard."

Resources Mentioned:

Support the show (https://gmb.io/podcast/)

What It Means to Push
Three Kinds of Days
Different Ways To Push