Balance & symmetry
Here’s how weight training for muscles 💪 with balance @ symmetry as a goal can be likened to a solid caring relationship.
When you train with care, your sets are sound (theoretically, principally & logically), unambiguous & smooth.
I have always believed that the care you take with what you do (in & out of the gym) is a virtue of every great Bodybuilding champion & leader. This also applies to anyone who is passionate about something or someone.
Purpose ambiguous or uncertain
In contrast, neglectful training is carelessly made: your sets are awkwardly executed; your choice of exercise is dodgy & your number of repetitions of each set is awry; your logic faulty or difficult to understand; your purpose ambiguous or uncertain.
This leads to countless unnecessary premature injuries. And in the relationship side, people get hurt and you get hurt too by saying and doing things with less care and compassion that they needed.
I say, “unnecessary” because I have stayed INJURY-FREE since I began training with heavy weights in the gym.
“How?! You may wonder. Well, it is not because of ignorance. No, there are many key factors .. one is simply learning from all the greats that have come before me … learning from other people’s experiences and being humble enough to be more coachable.
The latter (neglectful training) is what I observe with the majority of trainees in the gym.
That kind of care
The moral: take THAT kind of care, even though you’ll think you don’t have to (especially if you want that relationship with that special someone to last). And if you’re not handicapped, take extra care.
I’ve always believed that everyone should keep these two primary goals in mind when trying to build good quality muscles 💪–
It takes courage
It takes courage to be patient, to forego instant gratification for long-term benefit. It takes courage to do the Right Thing. It takes courage to do what the majority are not doing. It takes courage to Lead.
As a mentor told me –
“You cannot be truthful if you are not courageous. You cannot be loving if you are not courageous. You cannot be trusting if you are not courageous. You cannot inquire into reality if you are not courageous. Hence courage comes first and everything else follows.”
Our ability to string a few sets of exercises together without difficulty may blind you to the many other ways of stringing them together …
Your relationships you value most can be better . You deserve better.
Try the “care philosophy “ next time If you’re not already doing it.
Get in touch with me in 3 months and let me know how it went for you.
yours in iron, mind and muscles 💪,
Paul e 💝alentine