The Harsh Truth… Ponder Sessions #4

Everything I have ever done (good or bad, impressive or stupid, positive or negative) has been the result of how I lived or prepared myself over the years for that moment in time.

When I cramp in football games or runs it shows I am under prepared or my nutrition is out.

When I miss a lift or can’t even budge the weights I dream of lifting, it is purely my fault for not doing the work to get there.

When I check my wallet and it is empty it is because I haven’t made anything or I have spent all (if not more) money than I had made for that week.

When ever I have had a fat blowout it is from not enough training, too many beers and too much bad food – my worst blowout was 9kg of fat in 4 months when I was travelling just so you know that I am human too.

 

On the flip side when I have been at my fittest, strongest, wealthiest and had veins in my abs (not at the same time, again I am human and can only juggle so much) it was when I was CRUSHING the necessary steps with laser focus and doing the required work EVERYDAY to get the result I was after.

 

What is my point here?

Where ever we/I are in our lives our results just reflect the work or preparation that we have shown over time.

The best thing is that if we aren’t where we want we can start RIGHT NOW to move towards that point.

Life is a one step at a time type game and that next step will move you closer towards something regardless of what you want.

Think, plan and take the right step.

 

-Matty

Tiredness… Ponder Sessions #3

What I do when I am tired will pretty much some up my reality.

If I don’t do the required work, the training, eat the right foods, get my study/ reading/ learning in and show some love to those who matter just because I am tired I will NEVER become a master of that area.

The key is getting the work done first with no chance of skipping it, then rest later.

Does this mean I need to feel tired and like shit all of the time?

Absolutely not.

It means that I must focus on what I need to get done and once it is done then I rest and recover.

Repeat this process every day, month, year and it will put my in a completely different world after 1,3,5 and imagine 10 years of consistency!

Where do you need to suck it up and get it done even if you don’t feel like it?

-Matty

 

YOLO? Ponder Sessions #2

We are all going to die someday.

^^^ That’s a positive way to start ey?

The term YOLO (you only live once) gets thrown around a lot these days, mostly by people doing risky things or drug enthusiasts who are trying to justify their sedation sessions.

You know what we DO only live once.

They are right.

Because of this I have a fear that when I am watching over my own funeral I will be refered to as an average guy who did average things and will be sorely missed by his family (but the rest of the community is none the wiser).

Fuck that.

I want to leave a hole in the world when I leave, I want to be seen for doing something big and productive and helping a lot of people along the way.

What do you want for you?

Go get after it.

–  Matty

 

Where are you going?? My Step By Step Plan To Getting SHit Done.

(5min Read on ‘how to uplevel your life’)

Where are you going and how do you plan on getting there?

I am going to compare your fitness and/ or life goals to a car ride right now…

If you aren’t using a GPS or a roadmap and you take the wrong turn JUST ONCE and don’t realise you could end up in a different town or even a completely different state (thank god for Siri and I Phones).Goals Map

You see the same goes with fitness, weight loss, saving for a house or building a business.

A lot of people (including me at times) just keep chipping away day in and day out with no thought to if what we are doing is actually helping us move forwards, what I am here to teach you today is that you NEED to set aside some time to breakdown your goals and dreams every few months so that if you need to course correct you can do that before it is too late.

Here is a step by step guide of what I do to get shit done… Continue reading “Where are you going?? My Step By Step Plan To Getting SHit Done.”

Can I be a STRONG Marathon Runner??

(5min Read + 3min optional training footage video)

One of the most debated things in fitness is the topic of

“Will CARDIO kill my Gainz?”

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Well because I love you I am taking the bullet and gonna find out for us both…

Here is what is am doing – I am training up to run a Marathon (42.2km) whilst training to maintain/ improve my strength and powerlifts. Continue reading “Can I be a STRONG Marathon Runner??”

Are YOUR Pull Ups Actually Making Your Lats Bigger?

(7 minute watch and read)

So pull ups are a great exercise for the back and lats but alot of people butcher the movement and don’t get the maximal gainz from it.

Watch this clip here to understand some key points before moving on to the next section

 

So as you can see there is ways to pull up and then there is the ‘right ways’

Continue reading “Are YOUR Pull Ups Actually Making Your Lats Bigger?”

Monday 20/6/16 Squat Session at Royale Fitness

(7min Video and free program to try)

The usual thing to do is post highlight but I thought to show you a little deeper in how we ‘train’ or ‘practice’ getting stronger.

Here is the workout we went through on a standard Monday night:

Warm up with KB flow movements and stretches

1a)KB clean and press 4×6

1b)Box jump 4×2 Continue reading “Monday 20/6/16 Squat Session at Royale Fitness”