Sunday Story…The Transcendent Rep
When we are training there is a moment where everything changes. This moment is where your growth becomes apparent, where your evolution into something new happens. In some circles we call this the “Transcendent Rep”. After that moment nothing will ever be the same. You are different and the world will recognize it. The question is…How will you find the transcendent rep? How will you get there consistently?
I offer to you these 6 simple steps (simple not easy) on your path to that transcendent rep (hint: it won’t be the first rep you do!)
1. Train for health…not for ego and not for show. There is a ton of info out there on how to train but not a lot of it is there for how to train for health. It is easy to damage your health and body if you let your ego get in the way.
2. Train for Mastery…if it is worthwhile it will take years, decades to get good at it. It is going to take patience Mastery is about the discipline and commitment to your training. Mastery is all about consistency and taking the long road. It is a process and an unattainable goal that will teach you about life and patience.
3. Train for growth…It isn’t about what you do but how you grow. And growth is a process measured in inches and moments. Growth is sometimes unseen at the time. As I have heard it said…inch by inch it’s a cinch, by the yard it’s hard.
4. Train for Movement…Humans are the most complex movers on the planet. If your training isn’t making you move better and expanding your capacity you might think about going in a different direction.
5. Train for the Brain…Training and movement should challenge your thinking, your belief systems, and your directions. It should not be static but dynamic. Changing your beliefs and direction to reflect a more integrated and authentic self is good and necessary. If your training isn’t challenging your brain seek out new directions, teachers, coaches, and modalities.
6. Train for Evolution…be courageous and step out of who you think you are to become who you should be. Don’t be led by fear, expand your abilities, capacities, and boundaries.
These 6 steps don’t get applied just in the gym, box, or training hall. They get applied to life every day. Whatever you are doing you should be using these steps as your guideposts for success.
2016 is just around the corner. Whatever you decide to set up as your resolution this year these steps will insure your success.
Remember…Full Effort is Full Victory.