Be honest with me, have you ever done this:
Paused at the top of a TRX Squat or a TRX Bicep Curl for a second or two to rest?
I know I have in the past. And still do sometimes.
It’s our body trying to take the easy way out and rest.
We know that our body is designed for efficiency so we don’t run out of stored energy.
Ultimately, our body was designed to make us lazy.
It wants the stored energy there from an evolutionary standpoint in case we need to run away from a tiger.
Exercise is no different.
As we start to fatigue, our brain and nervous system are designed to give us signals to stop what we are doing.
However, YOU ARE still able to continue!
Make it your goal and focus to overcome this natural tendency.
Ignore that voice that tells you to:
“stop”, “rest”, or “I can’t do another rep”
Know that it is a natural evolutionary safety mechanism.
When you can do this, it’s called having good muscular endurance.
Which means, improving your ability to keep going and enduring…
Improves your muscle’s ability to produce energy and clear metabolites (waste).
Which in turn increases your work capacity, muscular stability, and strength.
Sounds complex right!
In simple terms…
It means you’ll be able to push harder and go further.
This is the route to advanced level training and body composition
Muscular endurance also makes fat loss easier.
As the mitochondria in your muscle cells become much better at utilising fat for energy.
It’s a big win, just for ignoring that voice that tells you to rest.
Let’s get to it!