Are you training or are you exercising?

Mike Poole, Personal Trainer at JD Gyms Rochdale writes:
How many of you actually TRAIN? Let’s take a look at the difference between training and exercising.

If you ask me, exercising is not goal orientated, you go to the gym or out for a run to keep yourself ticking over to stay in a shape that you feel healthy and happy with. If you feel you can sustain that and you’re happy with it, then brilliant. This suits many people.

On the flip side…. “Training” is goal specific. You have a plan and you’re going after a certain outcome. Whether it be a new personal best, a leaner physique… whatever that goal is, I can’t emphasise enough how important it is to develop an ability to train properly.

From observation, lots of people simply don’t train hard enough or intelligently enough to achieve their end goals. Your mindset is absolutely vital to getting a real result. If you only have 3 hours a week available to train, you can’t afford to only put 50% effort in, as the result just isn’t going to happen.

That’s the brutal truth of it; your body doesn’t change magically overnight, like anything worth having in life, it requires hard work.

Go in, get focused, stick your head phones in or leave your phone in your car; whatever you need to be focused for that one hour. You can get great results with just three hard hours a week, I assure you (providing your nutrition is on point).

For more advice on how to train hard in just three hours a week, contact me or any of the JD PTs

Mike Poole
JD Gyms Rochdale