Hi guys, Kris from Custom Fitness here, your Amarillo personal trainer. Today we’re going to be wrapping up the two part series on breaking free from self imposed limitations. Now be sure to read part one if you haven’t already at the link here: And as always, if you have any questions about today’s blog then please give us a call at (806)-322-3188
So, like I was saying in the end of part one, I’ve got three B’s that we need to remember whenever it comes to these self-imposed limitations. The first one is to believe in you, to know that your body is physically capable, that just because you have a bad incident on an ankle doesn’t mean that you have a bad ankle for the rest of your life. It means that you can have the opportunity to rebuild that ankle and to get stronger, and to do things. So, believe in your body. It can do amazing things if we just allow it to and if we just try.
The second one is to be open-minded to new ways or ideas. Like I said, I have a lot of people who come in and say, “You know what, I worked with a trainer 10 years ago, five years ago. I did these lunges. It was terrible. Don’t ever want to do them again. They hurt my knees.” But then we might go out on the floor and practice something similar to a lunge and it causes no problem whatsoever. It’s because we’re using a different form or technique. They’re able to control their body differently than they did back then.
That’s not against the trainer, necessarily. Sometimes that’s his side, maybe sometimes it’s the client’s side, but we want to make sure that whatever you’re doing right now in the moment is the right thing for your body. That’s why my team takes such efforts to make sure that we’re assessing everyone. We’re paying attention from the beginning to how exactly that person moves and what starting point they’re coming from, rather then just saying, “You look like you could fit in this program.”
So, we personally assess every single client that comes in here, not just scanning them with measurements and posture and balance and those things. We do take all of that into consideration, but we also do a physical assessment to see where they’re starting from, and again, make sure that we focus on any imbalances or weaknesses. We also use that posture report to help us through that to build on their posture as well to help to straighten the body up, bring it back into balance instead of imbalance, so that therefore, things might not hurt so bad. Because a lot of times, our posture is what’s causing a problem. Little things like that can be done as a work-around, I guess, to be able to enhance the experience and possibly alleviate any pain.
All right, so the third B is to be bold. To be bold enough to try again. To be bold enough to say, “You know what? I’ve never done that, but I’m willing to try. I might not feel great, but maybe it’s worth a try.” I’m not saying to go crazy with this and do things you know are going to cause you to be endangered or be injured or anything like that, but if there’s something that you feel concerned about or you feel very cautious of, very wary of, maybe it’s time to look into some opportunities to kind of grow with that, and say, “Okay. Is this something that I should refrain from, or is it something that I should be bold and step forward and try out, and see if I can do.”
More often than not, those clients who come to us, and we’re talking like 99% of the time, they would talk about the lunges and squats and the lack of running and all those kinds of things, we end up being able to find solutions for them to still get healthy and fit whether or not they can do that exercise, but, we break the fear of that exercise by helping them strengthen around those things.
So, a lot of times, like squats, unless there’s a knee replacement issue, a lot of times we can build up to a place where they’re comfortable doing that. They don’t have a problem. Maybe we start with that chair, and we sit down and we stand up. That’s just fine. There’s lots of ways that we can work through things, but, as humans, we naturally shut down our minds and say, “Nope. Can’t do it.”
Instead of doing that, start thinking about the fact that you are in control of your own destiny, you are in control of your happiness, and you are in control of the positive thoughts that flow in and out of your mind and out of your mouth. So, start to think about how you can do something, even if it’s not that exact thing. Start to think of how you can do something similar, because goodness knows, if you lose the ability to sit down and stand up, or to move from point A to point B without pain, you really end up with very low quality of life. So, start setting higher expectations for yourself and allow yourself to be bold.
That is going to wrap up our series on self imposed limitations! I hope that you all enjoyed this series and got something useful out of it.
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