Personal Trainer Glenn Talking about useless muscle! (07983570574)
This is a contentious one, i am talking muscle and the fact that for some people it’s purely vanity and actually the muscle can have some negative effects. Reducing some options in your life!
Dont get me wrong here, body builders have amazing dedication and get their physiques into amazing symmetrical shapes and its impressive. Competitive strong men and lifters are all about getting the most out of their muscles... again awesome.
For athletes, again it’s all great as the muscle they have is all functional and not just for filling out a t-shirt.
Even for weight loss, improving lean muscle mass is amazing as it increases and then maintains a really healthy metabolism =(fat loss).
The reason I am writing this blog is because this weekend whilst taking a team around an obstacle course run “No-Ego Mud Challenge - Chester le Street” I noticed some interesting things. Firstly it’s interesting how it seems that a number of individuals have lost their basic bodily functions, run, walk, crawl and climb.
This is understandable as nowadays its all about appearance rather than function, and most folk sit behind a desk, then sit in their car and then sit on their settee watching game of thrones!
Awesome show by the way, I am a massive fan of that TV show, HOWEVER i still walk, run, crawl, hang and climb when ever i can. In order to keep my body functioning well i use all my functions when-ever i can, with functionality you “either use it or lose it”. Actually i do resistance training myself daily, also a s**t load of cardio and functional training too with PT clients.
My point is....
During this event I noticed really muscly guys and muscle bound personal trainers unable to lift their body weight off the ground or get over obstacles effectively. Climbing a rope, getting over a cargo net or scaling and inverted wall made to look very very difficult as these fellas have just packed on too much muscle and along the way became functionally weak.
Dont get me wrong that’s up to them, I am just saying that they have made a trade off... vanity over functionality. I am thinking back to all of the sports I have competed at and coached in, and all of them would be adversely effected by too much muscle.
There we go I have said it:
- Obstacles including gates and walls you may see in the country side
- kayaking & Canoeing
- Skiing and Snowboarding
- Racing and Mountain biking
- Fitness events
- Obstacle course races
My caveat here is, even having extra un-functional muscle is much better than having too much adipose tissue (body fat). This is just my take on effective muscle, everyones got an opinion!
If you would like to get to a functional fit position, why dont you drop me a line or pop into bannatynes to grab me for a chat.
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Check out our video of this event:
Thanks for reading my blog, just off to try and put some muscle on...