Let’s face it, we live in a sedentary society. Technology allows us to get through most days with minimal physical effort. Most of us drive to work, sit at a desk, drive our kids to activities, sit and watch, then drive home, then sit on the couch, then go to bed. With few exceptions, that sums up our weekdays. When we’re really busy, our meals consist of fast food and snacking on whatever junk food is most conveniently obtained. We mean to eat better and move more, but who has the time?
Here’s the hard truth with which men have to come to grips: we have to make time. As I explained in a recent post, time will never magically appear; life is simply too busy. We have to take charge of our lives and devote time to training. Our grandfathers didn’t really have to do this. They worked in jobs requiring manual labor and spent far more time on their feet moving. Their wives made them food that was more nutritious than any fast food joint, and the portions that they ate were much smaller. As a result, they had less need to do physical training. Their daily lives made them stronger, leaner, and more mobile. [Read more…] about Training Goals for Men