Finding excuses for not doing something is easy. But it’s also lame. Finding the strength and determination to get the job done is what makes us man. The same goes for weight training.
Telling yourself that you have no time or money to do weight training is just another lame excuse which you use for concealing your laziness. The bottom line is that you’re only cheating yourself of your good health and fitness.
In this article we’ve chosen to skim the most typical excuses that people give for choosing to shove aside weight training. At the same time, we’re going to show you that they are all easily manageable.
Excuse No 3. WORKING OUT IS EXPENSIVE
Well, this is not exactly true, is it? Yes, there are some high end gyms that offer expensive membership, but there are some gyms that offer a fairly reasonable prices. And if you compare how much money you waste on beer and junk food, even the more expensive ones seem reasonable.
So instead of whining how expensive gyms were, go out and find one that fits your budget. You can also cut on the burgers and burritos, and start preparing your own food. It’s not only cheaper, but healthier as well.
Excuse No. 1 LACK OF TIME
“I have no time” is probably the most frequently uttered phrase in the universe. In case of weight training, this is probably the excuse that all the lazy people give. Yes, it’s true that going to the gym will take some of your precious time, but probably not as much as watching television.
Just think about it. One training session last for an hour or so, especially if you focus on performing high intensity compound exercises that offer a total body activation.
If you have 4 training sessions per week, that’s 4 hours in total. Or that is just 3% of your total time. When you crunch the numbers like this, it doesn’t seem that much, does it?
In other words, saying that you have no time – that’s probably your laziness talking. And the best remedy for that is getting off your arse!
If you still can’t find time to fit an hour of weight training in your daily schedule, than you might have to compromise a bit. Performing the exercises in the morning before you go to work will require you to get up a little earlier, but that’s a small price to pay for all the rewards you’ll rip throughout the day, taking it on with rejuvenated force.
Excuse No. 3 DON’T WANT TO GET TOO BIG
This is probably the lamest excuse you can find and the one that’s least substantiated. People who use this excuse to foul weight training have this idea that a couple of weight lifting sessions can magically pump up their muscles.
No they won’t. And the chances that you’ll get big in the monstrous sort of way are simply very small. Getting ripped and shredded takes years and years of moving serious iron, and sometimes even that’s not enough.
So if you think that you’re some super-gene exception to this rule, you’re only deluding yourself.
Excuse No. 4 DON’T KNOW WHERE TO BEGIN
In the gym. That’s where you begin. Of course, before you start lifting weights aimlessly, you’ll need to do some research. But nowadays that is fairly easy and mostly free.
There are tons of information online, and I bet you can find a complete suitable work out protocol, with free tips in no time.
The information is so plentiful that you can even draw up a work out protocol connecting all the bits and pieces. You’ll need to know what you’re doing, though.
Excuse No.5 WEIGHT TRAINING IS FOR IDIOTS
Many people think that weight training is only for idiots and that people that have muscles are dumb. Well, truth is that building up your muscles doesn’t mean you are a brainless idiot. After all, when you improve your physical health, you’re brain also works better.
Weight training provides a large number of health benefits for your body, activating your nervous system, blood flow, and increasing your ability to concentrate for a prolonged period.
It also increases your motivation, and improves your general mood. Many people who have been training for a while experienced diminished concentration after making a couple of days brake.
Weight training improves your focus, making you sharp and agile. After all, is there anyone that would turn down increased strength? Weight training exercises will improve your muscles strength for life.
The increased muscle strength will allow you can pick up your kids off the floor, or move your furniture, or lift the grocery bag even when you are older. Think about that.
Now tell me again that you don’t need to be big.