Happy Monday to you all Team First XV. Today, I’m hoping to hit deep, truthfully. If I miss the mark for you, that’s alright, but I want to put this out there. Writing this hit me with some real emotions, all positive feels, and I am sure it'll make someone else feel the same.
Everyone can strength train, it’s a firm belief I’ve had for a long time. To that point, strength training for a mom of two and strength training for a high school soccer or rugby player doesn’t look super different. Are there differences? Oh yes, but the building blocks are the same. In that, everyone can feel like an athlete. Strength training, can help anyone feel better and give them the confidence to believe in themselves. I see it every week with clients from 15 to 70 years old, they hold their heads higher and are more affirmed in what they are doing (weight room or otherwise).
Confidence does wonders last I checked. It helps you capture those big opportunities in life, from getting that big job, or making a team for your chosen sport. Also, it help with the simple things, that are probably much bigger than some realize until they miss out on them, being able to keep up with the (grand)kids or dancing at loved ones wedding. I’m not saying strength training is directly responsible for everything that goes well for someone’s life. I am saying more of those chances are presented rather than a missed.
I believe everyone should be looked after so they can learn to look after themselves. I want people to be empowered to go after what they want both in the gym and in life. My purpose is to make sure people feel like they have a pack behind them, because the strength of the wolf, is in the pack.
Life is better, with the strength of a pack.
I hope you all have an awesome week, thank you for your time and for reading this today.
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Jarrod Dyke, CSCS