You've heard the saying before, haven't you?
"Walk the talk, Don't talk the Walk"
I first heard this when I was a young kid, watching that OLD show, American Muscle Magazine. A bodybuilder named Mike Quinn always said it.
Dave Tate calls this "Getting under the bar."
In a nutshell, you HAVE to represent what YOU tell others to do.
That means look the part and perform the part. Don't let yourself slip.
It means doing "THE thing" when no one else is watching.
You can only lead from the front.
If you're a martial arts instructor, don't allow yourself to fall out of shape, get fat and weak.
If you're a strength coach, have the ability to perform the movements you preach.
Do you have to be all jacked up and strong, not necessarily, but you should be "fit" and have the ability to go through intense workouts.
Many of my college athletes are much stronger than I am, BUT, I still train the way I prescribe, I have the intensity and the passion unmatched by others, and if I plan to motivate, educate and inspire others to do the same then I better have the cojones to go toe to toe with them.
As I age, I am sure things will change, but, should that be excuse? NO.
The busier life gets, is that a viable excuse? NO.
Last year I worked as a teacher from 9 - 4 PM, then opened the gym from 5 - 8 PM, then worked out at the end of that long day / night, then went home to chill with my wife until she fell asleep, and then I worked on providing videos for you on my Blog....
My night ended around 1 or 2 AM. NO excuses for me.
Being a Warrior is physical AND mental.
Don't ever lose your edge.
The best way to keep your edge is to keep getting "Under the Bar".
Don't follow others, instead, lead from the front.
Do what the majority will not do.
Get comfortable being UNcomfortable.
Now it's up to you my friend.....
Make it Happen!
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