2012-04-13 / Columnists

Good Stuff

Commentary By Brian Wolfe


Brian Wolfe Brian Wolfe Hello again it’s time for the next installment of “Good Stuff.” That feel good bank should be filling up if you have been doing the work. This week we are going to talk about strength. It should be in the bank. Strength is “COOL.” That is an understatement to say the least. Everything in our lives could benefit from strength. Let’s look at the definition of strength. Noun:

1. the quality or state of being strong.

2. mental power, force

3. moral power, firmness or courage

All good stuff!!

The only way to achieve strength is by working for it in each of the three phases of life. Character is built. Beliefs, the same way. Physical capacity, ditto. Having strength makes you smile. A lot. So if you have done what the last two articles said to do, you would be stronger right now. “Cool,” :) Getting stronger and getting in shape go hand in hand. Something I have been preaching for a while is, push yourself and become stronger. The result: “COOL.” The opposite of strength is weakness. Not something I want associated with anything in my life. Being physically strong enables you to move better. More efficient moving leads to better quality of life. Where does the bad part of being strong come in? No bad? Only good? Yes, but you have to work to be strong. Work HARD. Do more than you think you could by pushing and challenging yourself. More than you do now! What happens then: not being tired, more energy. Fewer aches and pains, more spring in your step. Feeling good, smiling more. This is what will happen when you start to get stronger. Good stuff.

The plank was the first topic we talked about. Then pushing ourselves. For how long are you holding the plank? I bet double the first time you did it.

More than that? Smiling, right? Cool. Strength! Being strong. A lot of strong people walking around Rockaway these days. Women in particular. Not just lifting 5 pounds anymore; women are realizing that lifting heavier will not make them look bigger and the strength will help in everyday life.

YOU BETTER WATCH OUT, that old line, you better use it or lose it, is true. If you don’t replace muscle you lose because of age, you will increase the percentage of fat on your body. STRENGTH training can increase muscle at any age, so why are you not doing it?

Everyone looks at strength the same way. You can’t buy it. You work and EARN it so not everyone has it. They could, but ... Put one foot in front of the other and start acquiring strength in all parts of your life. Better choices, more faith, better health. I want all those things in my world. All the tools to make ourselves stronger are right in front of us, too. Strength, it will help you in everything you do. Acquire it if you can. Any questions or topics you want me to discuss email me about ...

Rockawayfitness@gmail.com

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