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5 Tips for Injury-Free Strength Training

Strength training plays an important role in maintaining your overall health and fitness. Strength training makes you stronger and fitter. It strengthens your bone. It helps to manage your weight. Specifically, on fat loss in a long term! Strength training helps to improve your body posture.  Guess what, strength training also helps to build your confidence. If the training is done wrong, you could be injured. That is the one thing you need to avoid.

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I will share with you my 5 tips for injury-free strength training and lift longer.

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The 5 Benefits of Strength Training for everyone!

Strength training is great for everyone! Strength training is based on the principle that muscles need to work to overcome a resistance. When you do it repeatedly, your muscles will work hard and grow. After a period of time, it becomes stronger. Putting it in a simple term, it is the activities we do every day. From walking, carrying our books, lifting boxes from the ground, pulling out our drawer and pushing it back in and from standing up and sitting down from a chair. The only thing we need to do is more repetition and add loads while doing the activity.

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For example, lifting the box from the ground is similar to a deadlift exercise. When you need to stand up and sit, is very similar to a squat exercise. This shows that we have been doing the resistance exercise with very lightweight, or should I say body weight. All we need to do is to add resistance which allows our muscle grow. 

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10 Commandments of Training by #MarvinInspire

My fitness goal is to build the strength of Powerlifter, and endurance of Spartan Elite. I want to be competitive as well. However, I have a day job as an engineer working in an Oil and Gas Industry and I am married to a beautiful wife. Believe me, as we grow older, time is the greatest asset! What can I do to manage my work, marriage, and of course my side-hustle on MarvinInspire. My training philosophy is “To do less with more“. It is basically to train smart. To train smart I will share with you my 10 commandments of training that will help you to achieve your fitness goal and bring your fitness journey to the next level.

 

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I was preparing for my first Powerlifting Meet

 

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#5MinutesTruth: Negativity will limit your growth.

My 5 minutes truth, negativity will limit your growth. They are two sources of negativity in our life. One of them, externally and the other one is internal. It is your little inner voice. It is fundamentally your mindset. Always remember this, once you master your mindset, you will master your life. Once you master your life, external negativity will be nothing to you. 

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How does Spartan Race fortify your mindset for greatness? #SpartanUp

When you heard the word Spartans, you may remember the movie titled The 300. The 300 Spartans that fought against the massive army of Persian to protect their homeland, Sparta. Now we have the Spartan RaceIt is one of the fastest growing sport and obstacle race that begins in the US and now it is all over the world. I am so glad they have it in Malaysia too. 

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Spartan Race participants showing Camaraderie 

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#5MinutesTruth: If it is not related to your goal, you have the right to say NO.

Even Warren Buffet said, “The difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful person say no to almost everything”

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We have to be assertive is our decision making in our life and of course be smart at it. I wrote about goal setting before, and you have a read here, 7 EASY STEPS TO SET YOUR GOALS. Let me add an extension to that. Be very aware that you have 24 hours in a day to deliver your goal. Read more…

Strength of Powerlifter, Endurance of Spartan Elite. #TheHybridAthlete

There is numerous debate between developing strength and endurance for an athlete simultaneously. Strength athletes like powerlifter believe endurance work weakens them and strips them of their precious muscle mass. Endurance athletes like marathoner believe strength work will add unnecessary weight from increased muscle and slow them down. It is indeed a challenge to manage between those two elements of fitness and of course there are some truths in that.

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Powerlifting Meet

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#5MinutesTruth: You will lose what you don’t practice!

We have seen the great athlete like Stephen Curry who is terrific in three points scoring in the NBA arena. How can he be so great in shooting three points? He makes it look so easy on the court. It is very simple! It takes practice, practice, practice and practice. He made 77 three points shot in a row in practice before. Because of hours and hours of practice, he made the one three points score in the game too easy. 

 

Talents by Les Brown
Taken from the book written by Les Brown

 

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