Who Is My Favorite..?
Wow, there's a question I sometimes get hit with and I can never answer it :-)
Which is my favorite card? Usually the one I'm looking at when you ask me. I love pretty much all sports cards and sports for that matter too. So I can easily waste hours browsing through old or new ones.
You might just as well ask me which is my favorite sport, sportsman or athlete! Again, it's usually whatever I'm watching, or whoever I'm reading about at the time. That could be football, or it could be a serious muscle building weight lifting monster of a guy. I admire that kind of dedication that all athletes have to reach their peak potential of fitness and muscle. That takes not only time and dedication, but also a certain mental strength that most of us just don't have. It's what separates the real world class athletes from the crowd.
I also have a great admiration for the personal trainers and coaches of those athletes. These guys are unsung heroes that know everything there is to know about nutrition, building muscle, burning fat, maximising endurance and creating a fitness machine that just keeps on performing until the final whistle. Most of those world class trainers are just not available to the rest of us of course, but there are plenty of online training materials you can access. You don't have to want to be world class in your sport, just better. Courses like AdonisGoldenRatioTraining.com open up those experts to us 'home athletes' effectively because, this one at least, is tailored and customized to your particular body type. There is no one-size fits all workout program - makes sense as some of us can't do 5 regular press ups whilst others can run matharons. If you don't customise the workout it's either going to be so difficult people will simply not keep up with it, or you're going to hurt someone! Never trust a personal trainer who just gives you a pre-printed workout routine and walks away!
These things also need to be fun. There's no point having a workout plan that leaves you either bored, or in so much pain that you can't face doing it again. Same for cardio fitness in particular because cardio stuff can be really boring if you not creative about it - keeping cardio stuff fun is not that difficult, but it is really important if you want to avoid boredom (although maybe you don't want to make it so much fun that you get addicted and hit workout burnout). There's a reason why so many gym members keep paying but rarely ever turn up! Ever think a gym is not making much money because there aren't many people there? Well, guess how many people they have simply paying them every single month because it makes them feel better to be a member even though they never actually turn up to do any exercise. Don't be one of those people.