BJ Gaddour is the Fitness Director for Men’s Health. He credits his current level of fitness to always being consistent and passionate each time he trains. He has several fitness DVDs and articles under his belt which enabled him to reach out to those who need quality advice despite being miles and miles away.
In part 2 of our interview, BJ tells us what people should consider when they train every day, his own personal routine, and his advice for trainers when it comes to maintaining a good image.
“Being able to train everyday doesn’t mean being able to max out every day.” BJ Gaddour
In this episode, you’ll learn:
- There are ways you can train everyday but you have to understand how to manipulate the variables. Because if you don’t, you will not only over train but you will also regress.
- Don’t be someone who thinks they always have to do high intensity stuff every day. Most people have such a poor or no aerobic foundation they struggle to recover from exercise.
- BJ banks a certain level of fitness everyday by committing to a certain amount of movement early on so no matter what happens during the day, it’s done and over with.
- Figure out what works best for you and listen to it. If you think you’re injured or need recovering, do some bodyweight workout just to get the blood flowing.
- People aren’t consistent because people are pressuring themselves to hit a PR. The anxiety of it causes people to lose focus.
- Inconsistent people kill it on days they feel good but slack off or do nothing when they don’t, which unfortunately amounts to 3-5 days a week. Most will say “it’s for recovery” but they won’t recover that way.
- For trainers, stop worrying about what other trainers think about you. Stay focused on helping the clients in the best way you know how.
- Don’t be the kind of trainer who openly insults other trainers because you think their way is inferior to yours.
- In your darkest days, you can use fitness or your will to get fit to fight your way out of any bad place in your life.
- Someone who takes the advice and implements it on their own, that’s empowerment. That’s a gift you can give to someone. Telling someone what to do is not a gift.
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