Sunday, January 22, 2012


Consistency, no value can be placed upon this character trait. In life it is of the utmost importance that we be consistent. In the Christian life it is important that we be consistent in our walk with Christ. A consistent walk should mark the walk of a follower of Jesus, consistency in moral choices, love and in the pursuit of God. In addition to spiritual consistency, it is important to be consistent in all areas of our lives. I am trying to build consistency in my exercise program.

I have worked out 3 days a week for two weeks in a row at the True Fitness Your Way gym located in downtown Blue Ridge, Ga. During the holidays my working out was sporadic and actually ceased for a few weeks. In an exercise program consistency is critical. If you are seeking to build muscle mass and lose fat as I am trying to do, you need to workout on a regular basis. I am currently shooting for three days of weight training per week  at the True Fitness gym and for one day of Karate at Dan Haymore's United Karate Studios, which I hope to increase to at least twice a week of in the future.

To build muscle you must train on a regular basis, breaking down the muscle cells and allowing them recovery time to build back. In my opinion, the three day a week, every other day is a a good workout schedule to start with, then you may want to vary it as you advance. I believe that if you are serious about building a better body that three day a week is a minimum amount of days to train.

The important thing though is to be consistent, make it to the gym on a regular basis. Even on days that you do not feel like going, go anyways. If you can't make it through a full workout, do an abbreviated one. The main thing is to go. Some people focus on weight training techniques, exercise systems and programs, diet or other components of working out. These things are important, but the most important thing to build is the character trait of consistency. The best workout programs and latest training techniques in the world are worthless unless they are practiced on a consistent basis. Get out to gym and be there, be there, be there!

If you are looking for a good place to workout I recommend True Fitness Your Way in downtown Blue Ridge, Ga. The equipment and atmosphere is awesome and the owners are super nice and great to work with.

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