Using a gym was a blessing and curse for me…
I used to have an unhealthy psychological reliance on gyms.
I believed I had to have a gym in my life at all times to achieve my fitness goals and ultimately, feel myself.
This led to a whole host of confining beliefs, such as:
“I can’t travel anywhere that doesn’t have a gym”
“I can’t be away from a gym for more than a few days”
When I was there, I only focused on EXTERNAL values first and last:
- how much weight can I add to the bar – lift the bar.
- how do I look in the mirror
- how does everyone else look
- that person is annoying me… and on… and on.
I got injured and workouts were mentally dissatisfying. Most of the time I left the gym frustrated rather than elated.
Then something happened THAT WOULD CHANGE EVERYTHING…
Finally, one day back in 2016, after the ‘bro lifting’ atmosphere, expense, busyness and all-around frustrations of the gym environment had taken their toll…
I upped and left London to backpack South America with nothing but a TRX and a strong resounding will to maintain, if not to improve, my overall fitness.
After using only a TRX backpacking across a continent, I felt in the best shape of my life, both physically and mentally!
It sounds ‘cliche‘ but it’s true… 5+ years on from that and I’ve never used a gym or weights ever again…
I’ve obsessively and passionately failed, researched, documented, and applied, 10X over in pursuit of understanding THE Technique that works.
You just don’t know what you don’t know.
When I began exercising in my own space and time with a TRX, each workout became like meditation by using the mindful muscle-connection technique…
I began to realise I could use my body to master my mind.
And what’s more, as I did this my physique began to improve.
Building lean muscle began to get easier.
Year on year my body and mind consistently progressed – something I could never say after my years in a gym.
When my mind connected with my body the results were outstanding
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Here’s to your Fitness Freedom!
Adam ‘the not gym cursed anymore’ TRX Traveller
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