Tim Taylor March 7, 2008
March 7, 2008
Greetings and welcome to my first blog as a member of Team Fuel at Twinlab. It’s an honor and a privilege to be a member of a lineup of athletes representing the world-class company that is Twinlab, whose products I’ve used for years and which have helped me achieve accomplishments in the fitness industry that were only in the realm of my imagination a few short years ago. Thanks for joining me on this platform and as we begin this leg of our journey together, I ask that you consider joining me in making the above mantra your own moving forward, as I’m guessing that just by the very fact that you’re hear reading my page that you and I share something very much in common – the desire to live in the space above the average.
Perhaps, we should begin this journey with a first step, and I think it’s fitting that I share a little bit about me, who I am, and what makes me tick. At the core, I’m an athlete with an unquenchable thirst to realize my personal maximum potential in many life areas, one of the main ones being fitness, not just getting in shape two, maybe three times a year to try to time a peak for a contest as many do, but being in fantastic shape all 365. And, by the way, I’ll be trying to infuse you with that same desire. You see, I believe everyone is living life on a spectrum between what is and a higher level of what could be, and no one has achieved the latter. You see all too many people living their lives relishing their past accomplishments, reliving their “glory days” every chance they get, but let’s prefer to think that while history may be great, the very best of us just may be still hiding up our sleeves, untapped potential, waiting to be unleashed in the future. I’ll blog more about that when I introduce a concept I call “appropriate dissatisfaction” i.e., being just critical enough of your present self, to give you motivation to push harder moving forward.
Some tell me I’m too young to realize that some things are impossible, and to that I say, “So be it.” My mission is to educate and motivate you to defy the typical limits of the English language and make you better & brighter. And a warning as we begin here is appropriate: The statistical concept of the “average” will act as a strong magnet, pulling and lulling you into a state of complacency. Resist that pull. Don’t accept the decline that typically comes through the years as inevitable, because it is not. At times, I as your trainer will seem that I’m pushing you to the breaking point, and other life events and forces beyond anyone’s control will swirl like a storm around you, distracting you from your fitness goals. When this storms break, one thing I know, that each of us will tend to act in accordance with our own nature—some are dumb with terror, some run, some hide, and some spread their wings as eagles and soar. I’m going to ask you to join me in that latter group—take your shot… Make every moment count… In a word – Soar.
Together we’ll make 2008 a year to remember. A brief look at what’s to come: I’ll be introducing an over-arching concept of finding the proper weekly training load, above which will cause over-training, and below which, won’t produce meaningful results. I’ll be going into detail on nutrition. In gyms across America, I see well-meaning people getting through very intense and well-designed routines, only to go home and blow it in the kitchen and at the dining table. We’ll try to steer clear of that two-steps-forward, two-steps-back approach. We’ll also take a good look at sleep & rest, and how it’s vital to recovery, fostering progress from the recent training stimulus, and in maintaining a healthy immune system. As far as nutritional supplementation goes: look no further as you’ve come to the right source for formulations that are on the cutting-edge of science that you can be sure contain exactly what’s on the label. We’ll be going into detail on the proper amounts and also very importantly, the timing of your intakes to coincide with the food you’re eating. Last, but certainly not least, I’ll be detailing out the workouts that took me to four national titles in the past three years, but more importantly, how I’m still fine-tuning my workouts into the weekly training load I mentioned earlier, with an eye toward achieving some future goals I’ll share with you that I’ve set for myself in this fitness lifestyle and industry we all love so much.
Well thanks for checking out to my initial blog. I’ll end by saying that I’m sure there are going to be questions along the way, and I look forward to hearing them all and talking with you further on how we can achieve your best body to-date.
Wishing you all well,