Currently, my goal are to improve my run time and decrease body fat. My target run time for 3 miles is to land just under 20 mins or at least to beat my previous run time of 21:50 which was held several years ago.
Now, as a mental strength and conditioning coach, plus knowledge in programming for peak performances, I want to apply what I know onto myself to see what I can accomplish since my athletes and clients are doing so well. As for how, it involves various intervals each week that lead up to more volume based runs.
Fat loss is simple.I eat less and less as I approach my body weight of 185 lbs. (188 lbs. now). I just have 2.5 weeks left :D
Before; Limited knowledge or basic application to strength and conditioning, multiple injuries with one that has me in pain constantly from a motorcycle accident, and having too many goals a once.
Overcoming these challenges are easy to do but naturally takes time to improve on. Patience is the key here and so far I'm seeing progress.
Ugh, are you kidding me?! Both the roller balls and roller have been such an awesome tool towards my own goals, especially with my prior injuries. My top favorite reason for having these toys is for the sake of saving me time.
They penetrate muscles faster than just sitting there on a lacrosse ball or foam roller looking for a tender spot. The roller balls are my favorite since its stronger in vibration, it hits hard to reach spots, and is perfect for traveling. With this in mind, I'm more willing to take care of my mobility work.
We all have that desire to 'kill it' in terms of performance but, lets be honest, foam rolling and stretching can be boring at times. These tools can make it fun and teach you about muscular imbalances and areas to stretch more/less; feedback.
My number "One" fitness tip... Don't start with going to the gym or jumping into exercising, instead, focus first on your mental game; why it is you are training, what tools you are using to help achieve your peak performances, what recovery methods are you going to use post workout, and what the session will look/feel like. You have no idea how powerful this.
It not only sets the tone of your workouts but it also sends signals to your nervous system and motor units to properly utilize every fiber possible and correctly. I rarely meet people who train their minds prior to their workouts/conditioning and yet I hear people talk about how fitness/sport is largely mental.
Train the "Vision" to execute the "Mission" with max "Precision". Out.
You can find Gabriel on Instagram at @gabecuello.