“Do you know the difference between training and working out? Training is when you have a progressive plan with measurable goals and continual challenges. Working out is anything that makes you sweaty and tired but not necessarily better because it lacks consistency, direction and specificity.”
~ Nick Tumminelo
I couldn’t say it better myself! This thought applies not only to athletes, but to anyone attempting to reach a health or physical goal. It literally lays the foundation for your success so you can understand what is needed to reach your goal.
I am a firm believer that consistency, progression & intensity are key, and working hard is inevitable… especially if you are trying to change your health. But working out just to workout will give you average results, with a lot of aching muscles, lost time and puddles of sweat. But if you have a training plan all that soreness, time and sweat will be worth it because you will make progress towards your goals every workout.
So stop the random workouts and get yourself set up on a training plan that will actually get you to your goals.
by Danielle Wirick, MS, CSCS, FMSC