Years ago, I worked in the film industry out in LA on all types of productions: TV commercials, films, music videos, and well, if I may be blunt about my age: lots of pre-internet content. And ever since, I tell people that the best and most important stuff I ever learned was how NOT to produce a TV show or film or music video.
Yeah, seriously. Often there’s more lessons to be learned in “down days” than in ones that go smoothly. I don’t dare call failing to meet your goals or complete a task (or a TV show) “failure” because unless you’re a rusty old pipe, there’s always something to take away; something to learn and tuck away. A lesson if you will.
That said, while we might congratulate ourselves immediately after “succeeding” at something, we often don’t think much about achieving our daily goals. We just think: I knew I could. Or: That was easy. And we move on.
But when we’re faced with those inevitable days where we can’t get that last rep (or set!), or the end of the block seems a million miles away on your run, or you have no idea what happened in that afternoon meeting because you were so groggy, we often think, “Uh oh! I’m a rusty old pipe! I failed. There’s nothing I can do about it.”
And that’s usually when and why we give up our resolutions or lose our drive. We think we’ve failed. But remember: the greatest hitters in baseball history “failed” nearly seven out of ten times and still made it into the Hall of Fame. Only twenty (20!) players in well over 100 years of pro baseball have hit .400 or better in a season — meaning they got a hit at least 4 out of every 10 times at bat. Think about it. They “failed” nearly 60% of the time… and still made it to the Hall of Fame.
Okay, that’s certainly relatively speaking. If you don’t complete your job tasks 60% of the time at work, well, you might not be long for the job (though this begs the question in the first place of whether it’s the right job for you or whether it’s making you happy, or at least contributing something to your knowledge base). But I think the point gets across. Nobody’s perfect. So if you can acknowledge that you’ll be much better and always be able to find something to take away that can improve you moving forward.
I love to run. I like to lace up the shoes and get out into nature. But, for the past few years I’ve “failed” to meet most (if not all) of my exercise and competition goals. And I’ve had lots of down days in the process. But I have three-year-old twins. Yes, twins. And my wife has been going through some health issues. So most days, I “fail” to get any exercise. And I just turned 50. And yeah, I like to enjoy some wine or a beer with my dinner. And well, I’m nowhere near the “athlete” I was a decade or two ago (though don’t tell my brain that!).
Testosterone plays a significant role in the health and well-being of men. For crucial processes like sperm production, sex drive, and bone mass development, the body needs testosterone. But as you age, your testosterone levels start to decrease.
If you’re 50 or older, you may have low testosterone. It’s pretty common among men starting at 50 years old. Whether you know you’re experiencing low T or are looking for a way to increase your levels naturally, continue reading to learn the benefits of testosterone for men over 50.
Protein, the building block of our body. It’s essential for building and maintaining muscle tissue, strength, and overall good health. Foods like lean meats, fish, kale, nuts, and whole grains are great sources of protein and can be easily added to your diet. But how much protein does your body actually need?
It’s no secret that many experience muscle mass decline as they get older, but that doesn’t mean you have to accept it. With proper calculation, you can easily determine the amount of protein you need to repair and rebuild muscle tissue. Here are some ways to determine the amount of protein you should consume.
They say sore muscles are a sign that you’re doing it right at the gym. But let’s be honest, no one likes waking up to intensely sore muscles. Wondering if you can speed up muscle recovery, and what helps muscles recover faster?
While most muscle soreness resolves on its own after a few days, you probably won’t want to wait it out. Not only can it be uncomfortable, you likely want to get back to exercising. Let’s look at what causes soreness and how to speed up muscle recovery.
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