I don’t know if I am the only one, but I absolutely-totally-understandably HATE when I hear the following words.
I love you, I’m just not in love with you.
Those words make my blood boil. But I have to admit, when it comes to my workouts- that about covers my current relationship with exercise. I love the idea of working out and I love the memory of past workouts, but when it comes to present workouts there is little joy top be had. And I don’t mean to imply any sense of ease when I use the word joy. some of my best workouts have been stomach curdling and involved severe nausea and lactic acid burning in my muscles that rivaled a four alarm fire for intensity. And as a former fireman whose been face-to-face with extreme heat and crackling flames I can speak from experience. My lack of passion led to a bit of mild depression about the future of my workouts- which as of late have been little more than a roughly choreographed bore fests.
That was until I happened across the Men’s Fitness Magazine website as I was doing research for another post (set to drop later this week). On the front page there was a link to an article on an MMA fighter’s workout. A few clicks later I was enthralled by this fast paced, intense, hard pounding exercise routine.
Ever tried anything like this? (more…)