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Thursday, June 5, 2008

So you want to look like him, eh?

While "fat loss training" has always been part of my job description, when opening a commercial gym it quickly becomes a priority.
So what does this have to do with Rich Franklin?

With MMA being all the rage now, everyone wants to "look like a fighter." After all, 10 years ago everyone wanted to look like a boxer or gymnast, so it's only fitting to have a new aesthetic goal to shoot for.
But the question is this: Are you being realistic?
Now granted, almost everyone reading this would LOVE to have a physique like Rich's. But while watching a show regarding his life a few days ago, he talked about how hectic his life was, and how he often TRAINED 40 HOURS PER WEEK!
Think about that - most people hate working 40 hours a week; could you imagine training 40 hours a week? I don't care how much you enjoy it, that would wear on just about anyone. Rich described it as "the grind of training 40 hours per week." Granted, this includes skill/techincal work, strength work, conditioning, etc., but that's more training than most people get in a month, let alone a week!
When defining your physique, strength and/or body fat goals, make sure that you're being realistic. I'm not in any way, shape or form asking you to lower your expectations or strive for less than your own personal best, but sometimes a dose of reality goes a long way.
Stay strong

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