The more I train and the older I get the more I leave out any excuses for people who don't want to train like an athlete. Unless you are specializing in ONE thing, there isn't much of an excuse to stray from all the movements and endless possibilities of working out.
I am constantly inspired.....
I received a killer t shirt from a man they call "The Firebreather", in english, Greg Amundson. Just wearing his shirt makes me wanna step up my game and not allow myself to go easy.
I just hung up a pair of rings in my garage and now I am inspired to crank muscle ups and flexibility work.
Training my athletes inspires me. Wrestling will never leave my blood, it's always in me. I always want to rest less and push the intensity up a notch. It's an inner battle where I'm NEVER satisfied with the status quo.
Simply talking about Navy SEALs inspires me to train harder and become more fit rather than simply get stronger and stronger.
When I remember my 100 + rep push up workouts at 3 or 4 AM in the middle of the night, back when I was a bartender with the local wrestling coach, I get inspired. I get inspired by this Coach's "Man Strength" as he would do the old school Jack LaLanne finger tip push ups with arms extended or when we wrestled my neck was sore for 3 days from his deadly front head lock!
I am more and more challenging myself to do what I suck at. I suck at longer workouts and running. Doing more and more of them. Getting better and better, pants are looser on the waist as well. That always make the wife happy, ha ha!
Yesterday, The Sic Fit crew came to my home and my gym for photos and video footage. Web Smith trained with a few Rutgers Wrestlers and felt sick after the workout. He was pissed off and we agreed it was a GOOD thing. He trained in a way he isn't used to, he got outside his comfort zone.
Not saying his workouts are comfortable, they are anything but. But, we become creatures of habit. I began training exclusively with short bursts of strength and power for far too long. When high reps came around or conditioning for moderate intensity and longer duration I got an ass whoopin'. Pisses me off and makes me work that much harder AND work differently.
Here's some footage of our wrestlers. It's cut up but you'll see a wide array of methods: animal movements, kettlebell training, sprints mixed in through the workout and at random times, arm work with grip strength emphasis, bodyweight training, battling ropes, conditioning, sandbag training and more.
Here's My Question For You: How do you get inspired? Does a certain movie or music inspire you? Does talking with a specific group of people or seeing specific photos inspire you? Does getting your ass kicked inspire you? Looking forward to your answers!