For most people they are introduced to strength training by way of sport or competition. For example, once a kid who plays football enters high school, they are most likely going to be asked to take weight training as a class. Whether they know it or not the purpose of the weight room is to make them better at their sport. If they are lucky enough, they might get to play in college. If they are really lucky, they might go pro. For a majority of us, being a professional athlete is not an option. A lot of people go on to play intramural sports in college or find something to keep that competitive edge. Some of us lose that spirit all together, which can keep them away from strength training.
If you have found yourself getting away from training or just want to get into it, find something to compete in. By doing so you find the motivation to get back into the weight room. Not every activity has to be a sport or competition, regardless, strength training can help in all areas of your life. Here are some activities that might motivate you to get into the weight room.
- Run a 10k
- Powerlifting competition
- Strongman competition
- Martial Arts
- Recreational sports (basketball, soccer, softball, kickball, ultimate frisbee)
- Rock climbing
- Keeping up with your own kids
Whatever it is, find your reason and commit. If you need help, our team of personal trainers at The Rack APC is here to provide training and motivation.