Without gravity we die. It is one of the four fundamental forces in our universe. If this force did not exist then we would not exist.
Our bodies need the pull of gravity, not just to keep us from flying off the face of the earth, but to hold us together and to give us something to work against to strengthen our bones and muscles.
Astronauts lose bone density and muscle strength during space travel because they don’t have gravity to work against.
Champions understand the power of progressive resistance training. They know their body needs a challenger, an opponent, an antagonist; something opposite of nothing to make them something.
Muscles must be used to gain strength and size. When used they adapt and change. Changes are dependent on the type of activity and type of muscle fiber used, the amount of weight or load exerted on the muscle, and the velocity and duration of the contraction. The key to success is using a progressive resistance training program that recruits and activates more and more muscle fibers as they become fatigued.
Champions salivate at meeting resistance head-on. It forces them out of their comfort zone into a construction zone. Without the resistance, the recruitment, the activation, and the fatigue of muscle fibers, little if any, growth or development occurs. It is the same emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. Each is a different muscle type and as you fatigue as you meet resistance head-on, you recruit and activate more of what you need but didn't know you had, in order to adapt and change. In other words, resist beyond your limits and your limits become limited. It's the way new heights and distances are reached.
Take away resistance and you take away the distance.
Take away the force and you take away the course.
Take away opposition and you take away position.
Champions become champions when they feed on forces that resist them. It’s what champions do. And it’s what they do because they know…
can lift you UP!
Getting better means feeding on forces that resist your development--physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually!
The essential question for this critical conversation is this: are you meeting resistance head-on? Are you feeding on, rather than avoiding or running from, the forces that are attempting to pull you down?