The key to effective fitness and training is knowing yourself. The power of introspection enables you to develop a deep understanding of everything that you will learn on your journey.
Danny Kavadlo is an authority on calisthenics and fitness with his brother Al Kavadlo.
As he puts it, “It’s important to understand that even with a final program, you should always be ready to improvise. Nobody you’ve ever met can make an accurate program. There will always be a need for intuition in training. “
In other words, it’s up to you to figure out what works.
The enthusiast and the occasional trainer
The world of fitness is an automatic filtering machine that separates enthusiasts from casual trainers. This separation does not mean discrimination, but it is just the way it is.
The enthusiast and the casual trainer don’t think alike, they don’t live alike, and most importantly, they don’t have the same beliefs.
Here’s an example: An occasional trainer will always look for motivation around him, but in Al and Danny’s case:
They say, “F ** K motivation. Everyone can train if they are motivated! It works when you are NOT motivated, which leads to success. It’s the same professionally. “
The rules of the game are pretty simple; You have to show up and invest your time. Another level of discipline and strength that perfectionists seek is called true strength. Danny and Al describe true strength beyond the physical.
This statement is not intended to discredit those people whose goal it is to look good or to do what is necessary to be healthy.
However, by 2021, the true meaning of the words strength and health has evolved into a crude and philosophical form.
If reading this still doesn’t inspire you, this is where you should go. Danny describes physical strength as follows: “For me, true physical strength is the ability to move freely in this world. It is both pound for pound strength and absolute strength. A combination of strength, balance and mobility. “
While many of us may not include balance or mobility in our training, those aspects are certainly part of the equation when it comes to long-term fitness.
Challenge your strength
For us, strength building isn’t just about lifting heavy weights, running ultra marathons, or scoring the most points. It’s about self development and the desire to move beyond your limits to see how far you can go.
It’s about accepting the challenge ahead and taking it in as a lesson. Hence, no program can change your life. You have to adapt it to your own needs and situations.
Regular exercise or training is essential. It regulates your blood circulation, eliminates toxins in your body, and helps you clear your mind. But if you are willing to go deeper and immerse yourself in the mindset, you will learn so much more about yourself and develop more than just physical strength.
According to Danny, “I would also include spiritual strength, emotional well-being, compassion and a willingness to help others, and be physically adamant.”
Unfortunately, the future of the fitness industry may be uncertain right now. Many people view it as a luxury when it should actually be an essential business.
Danny Kavadlo says, “While I am saddened by the devastation in the industry, I am more saddened by the general health devastation these mandates bring: children out of school, depression, domestic violence, suicide, alcoholism and substance abuse. People need to exercise now more than ever and, ironically, it is advised against in the name of health. “
If you’re reading this, I hope your next steps are to sign up for the gym, spend an extra hour each day learning about your health, or get creative with your regular programs to test yourself . You may not need a gym to do this.
Al Kavadlo adds: “We do not discourage it! In fact, Danny and I talked about the virtues for years without going to the gym! Anyone who thinks they can’t work out without a gym is crazy! You don’t need a lot or nothing to get in shape! “
Danny and Al Kavadlo’s book Get Strong focuses on explosive calisthenics. It’s an amazing guide that will help you develop strength, agility, and combat-ready reflexes using only your body weight.
If you are already quite fit and have no problems with pull-ups, Danny suggests, “At least ten tough pull-ups before you start building, but each case is different.”
Training my body to build muscle has completely changed my perception of body mechanics and the exercise regime. It’s been enjoyable and I hope you get the same value or even more than what I won.
First of all, remember to breathe.
Al says, “It is recommended that you exhale when doing the negative phase of an exercise and inhale.”
Breathing exercises not only help you activate your core, but also help you recover.