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Friday, 23 August 2013

The rocking horse of fitness, by Stevie Haston

Fitness is an illusive Eldorado! Sometimes the more you try the further away it seems. I dont normally make mistakes with my fitness plan, but often don't execute it that well. At the moment it's a bloody rocking horse, or a see saw, back and forth, not good.

This hedge hog is in protection mode, an incredible effective response to perceived attack. The human body and it's many different mechanisms is about as prickly and tricky to work around. When you climb things that are too hard for you, and you can set up all sorts of defense strategies. Sometimes you don't pull hard enough because your body knows more than you that you might hurt yourself. When you diet and go too hard your body might thing you are in starvation mode and sacrifice muscle! It's all a bit complex.    

People who don't climb much and have to maximize their free time like my daughter who has three children can easily put too much pressure on themselves, and so finding the right level of trying can be very hard and illusive.

This hedge hog is more used to big weird monsters looking at him, and so is relaxed enough to move naturally.

This 'route pig' is not really relaxed enough to execute dynamic moves when he knows he hasn't the strength to monkey up the rope repeatedly. The 'route pig' needs more strength, less weight, more flow, it is actually all there, and he still can't get it. He will have it if he's clever, but he is too impatient, he needs to box clever, the sweet science, not the brawler. Any way, to plateau is normal, it's all part of the game, and dont forget the game can be a right frustrating pig at times. Don't let it get you down ....just break on thru to the other side.