Today I’ll talk about something – and give you a very simple exercise that will not only unlock the powers of your subconscious (if you’re so open) in terms of reaching your fitness potential (hint – your potential is UNLIMITED in that regard) – – but it’ll also give you a fair indication of where you currently stand with regard to your fitness levels, and more importantly, WHY.
And before I start this – a small note. I’ve noticed there are those on this list – and those OFF this list, for that matter, who start to scoff and “naysay” the minute something such as this is brought of.
I realize there are those that have closed their minds to the power of imagination and believe it’s all about “willpower” – and if that’s you, please click on away right now.
But if that’s NOT you – and you truly do realize that imagination is indeed the most powerful nation, or as Napoleon Hill correctly said, “Imagination is the most marvelous, miraculous, inconceivably powerful force the world has ever known“, then read on. This post is for YOU!
When you think fitness – YOUR fitness, what is the FIRST thought – or more accurately, IMAGE that comes to mind?
As in, when you think of “Rahul’s fitness” (in my case) or perhaps “ole Bob’s fitness” (if you’re “ole Bob”)?
As in, what IMAGES spring to mind?
Yes, images – and I want the answer quickly here. No thinking or ruminating as that’ll defeat the very purpose of the exercise.
Just read the question, and tell me what pops into your mind INSTANTLY – and feel free to be as politically incorrect as you like.
If it’s a gigantic roid crazed version of you, tell me. If it’s fit you – or an unfit you – tell me. If it’s a “you” thats banging out a pushup with your kid on your back – thats ok too!
Back in the day when I was attempting to get my total pull-up numbers over 25 in one set – and indeed, even before that, when I was unable to do very many correct pull-ups at all, if you had asked me this question, what would be my answer?
I’d respond with “that guy in the movie that’s doing slow pull-ups – – for REPS – – each muscle on his ENTIRE BACK standing out in stark contrast to the skin – – each muscle literally rippling as he completes one rep after the other – in slow, perfect form”.
This, I believe is mentioned on the sales page for “Pull-ups – from DUD to STUD – within weeks“, and with good reason.
This is also a comment I started to GET many years thereafter – as in, “you’ve got that sexy back taper which chicks dig!” – or “you look like a movie star!” – or “your shoulders and back look really nice!”
Now, I say NONE of this to brag – or toot my own horn – I say it because of a very good reason.
That being, that it was my IMAGINATION that created the image of who I WANTED to be in terms of fitness (first and foremost) – and actions that actually accomplished the actual deed thereafter.
But #2 would never have come about if it weren’t for #1.
And if it would have – it likely would have been a very watered down version of the actions I eventually did take.
The emotions associated with that one image stuck with me – and SPURRED me to get better at pull-ups and today, what is the image I see?
While I do see that image on occasion, the image I see is of MYSELF – doing thick bar pull-ups, one after the other, in perfect form – with a shirt clinging tightly to my upper body and billowing around my waist as I do ’em.
Which is pretty much what I’m like in real life as well!
Here is the point thought – at NO point did I think that other guy’s results were unobtainable.
At no point did I think “gee, I’ll never be able to do that” – even when I was a good thirty or so kgs over my fighting weight as it were.
At NO point did I think “Gee, he’s genetically gifted – I’m not!”
The only thing I didn’t know is the HOW I’d get there – but the imagination took care of that as well – and today, well, that HOW is what has inspired hundreds of people to get better at pull-ups, and continues to do so!
So it all boils down to how you think, my friend.
If the first thing that comes to mind is an unfit you along with feelings of “despondence” – then chances are excellent or second to none that you’re not or haven’t been able to get that six pack as yet – or achieve whatever fitness goal you wanted to.
If the first thing that comes to mind is “oh, that’s them” – well guess what – nothing will change.
And – If the first thing that comes to mind is either a fit you – a supremely fit you – or alternatively, a supremely fit someone, along with a FIRE to become that someone – well, then those are the results you’ll get, my friend.
It’s really as simple as that.
Our imaginations at the end of the day dictate our reality, and this is so important I should actually say it in quotes, so here it is.
Our imaginations in the PRESENT are what determine our realities – both PAST and FUTURE!
Chew over that for a while, my friend. Let me know how it goes!
P.S. – Only YOU can determine what your future is in terms of fitness. Only YOU can make that choice – I can’t make it for you. Only YOU can make the very sensible choice indeed to invest in the BEST fitness system there is on the planet – I can’t. What I CAN do though – and what I HAVE done – is to give you what was missing in my initial toolkit when I first started – that being to give you the “how” to do it – right here – https://0excusesfitness.com/0excusesfitnessystem/