WWW: Don't Settle For 1, 2, and then 20

It’s that time again to get on the scale. I only gained one pound! That’s not bad for everything I ate and only doing that workout… Others are ridiculing themselves for that one pound, but not the majority. The majority realizes one pound isn’t bad, unless you’re a power lifter or strong man, or do shows, or wrestle. I am okay with one pound. Not happy, but okay. The problem that I have is when we SETTLE. That is the biggest problem I have found with America. We settle and soon enough we’re farther than we ever wanted to be. This has happened countless times with me, so let me explain.

I was born in to a family of farmers and athletes. Both sides of my family worked hard and were built to tackle the world. I had no chance of being petite or small by any means. However, I was convinced that I would not be fat. So I watch my weight, sometimes too closely. And if I gain a pound, that’s fine. It’s not like I’m competing for anything or have to be in any specific weight class so it’s not the end of the world. However, soon enough, I get comfortable with that one pound and settle and it eventually turns into two pounds. Again, this isn’t a big deal. You can still fit into your same clothes, perform the same, and might even look the same. But pretty soon, we settle so much and the cycle continues and we are up to 20 pounds! Now we have to go buy new clothes and start the journey back down to get where we need to be. I’m not saying be a pound snob and obsess over every pound. I am just encouraging you to be aware of your body and your progress because it can come and go quickly each way.

Now for the other side of the spectrum that wants to get stronger, don’t settle for that one pound gain, not even the two pound, but the 20! And then when you get there, go 21. You can always get better and produce more. We just get discouraged because our fruit isn’t ripening as fast as we want.

So family of Endu, be aware of your strengths and weaknesses and be accountable to your weight on your body and on the bar. And if you need us, as always, we’re here for you!

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BS, MS - exercise Physiology
EPC - Board Certified Exercise Physiologist

Published Thesis
The impact of three different forms of warm up on performance

The Effects of Glucose Supplementation on Barbell Velocity and Fatiguability in Weightlifting - A pilot study"

The Accute Effects Of Different Squat Intensities on Vertical Jump Performances
The Accute Effects of Different Squat Intensities On Jump Performance

Graduate from Midwestern State University, founder of Endunamoo Barbell Club, and Endunamoo Strength and Conditioning. Working to help athletes physically reach their goals and achieve scholarships while spiritually pouring into as many people as possible on all platforms.