Keeping fit isn’t the easiest thing to start. However, once you’re into it and find your flow – it’s the simplest thing in the world. The thing is, it’s always good to get advice from people who know what they’re talking about. Whether it’s booking in with a personal trainer, or speaking to your friends.
We managed to sit down with extreme endurance athlete, Ross Edgley, to find out the top six tips for keeping fit.
Watch the full video for his explanations, but below is a small snippet from each tip.
Tip number one – Surround yourself with like-minded people
“Find something that you enjoy and surround yourself with people who love it too. I think you’ll be amazed at what you can achieve collectively as a unit.”
Tip number two – Become adaptable
“Training, by its very nature, is an adaptive process. You are trying to improve at something, it doesn’t matter if that’s strength, speed, stamina, it doesn’t matter. You’re trying to adapt.
Tip number three – Push yourself out of your comfort zone
“I always think it’s really important to push yourself out of your comfort zone just because I think as humans are habitual creatures, we really like our comfort zones. It’s only really when you go beyond them when you can really find out things about yourself.”
Tip number four – Rip up the rulebook: Bend rules and regulations
“I think the best piece of advice I’ve ever been given was a quote from a book, so not necessarily advice but my favourite author, Nasim Taleb, said: ‘those humans facing limited knowledge always resort to prescribed ideas and narratives’. And what he means by that is it doesn’t matter if you’re talking about fitness or food or any area of life, as humans we have an aversion to uncertainty. We’re always trying to put things into pigeon holes.”
Tip number five – Technique matters: the aggregation of efficiency
“If you’re going to run a marathon, or cycling, or anything, it’s aggregation of efficiency. You can muscle your way for 10k, but at 40k you’re going to find a more efficient way of doing it.”
Tip number six – Focus on the process and not the outcome
“The main thing that I’ve learnt is just to focus on the process. Too many people focus on the outcome. So if you’re running a marathon, you’re going ‘how many have I run?! How many have I run?!’ but sometimes if you just get lost in the motion, and enjoy the process, all of a sudden the outcome will be inevitable.”