My philosophy on attaining elite fitness
One’s fitness or level of fitness can be compared to a table. There are big tables, small table, strong tables, weak tables, level tables and crooked tables. The condition of the table depends on the strength and condition of its legs. The four legs are cardiovascular conditioning, core strength, resistance training and sound nutritional practices. I remember speaking with one of my clients who was pretty bummed about not loosing enough weight. At the time she was only training twice a week and had visions of some amazing transformations. Outside of the two training sessions she had poor nutritional habits and drank almost daily. I have visited the place of my own elite fitness on several occasions being a competitive physique athlete. At the time I was probably at least a year removed from competing and about 25lbs away from my stage shape. I lifted my shirt up to show her that my six pack was long gone. I explained to her that I have been in the gym 5 to 6 days a week for the last year but I have not really been keeping an eye on my nutrition. At the time I was on top of my cardio, I was doing core work 3 to 4 times a week and was crushing weight 5 days a week. Still with this workload I was rocking a serious pouch of excess weight. My nutritional leg was out of whack and my entire physique suffered.
Unfortunately, genetically we were not all created equal. Some of us have super strong upper bodies and weaker lower bodies and vice versa. With that being said, if all basis are acknowledged and the legs are all balanced your body will not deny you. Everyone has the ability to improve their physiques.