One Spring soccer season later, I am determined to see this through. I want to be the guy who never tires on the field; who's always making the effort to defend and making the long run; the guy who can be counted on to make the play. I don't want to be the guy who wears the headband and craps out after 15 minutes. No one should be that guy.
My first move is complete. I have purchased the used Power Tower on CraigsList for cheap. I have the resistance bands coming in from Iron Woody. This weekend, I plan making the t-handle for kettle swings with parts from Home Depot. I plan on raiding Play-it-Again-Sports for the weights. Finally, I plan on putting together THE PLAN based on a book that I already own--a book that was once used and dismissed for awhile and is collecting dust on a shelf right now. It's called Never Gymless by Ross Enamait (pronounced en-am-ITE).
Ross is the founder of a fitness website called RossTraining.com. He's a fitness trainer and author based out of Massachusetts. His M.O. is body-weight training and I think that's what turned me onto him in December 2008. I wish, for the life of me, I could remember how I first discovered him. I know I was always intrigued by military-style training: running, push-ups, sit-ups, pull-ups, etc. I had just watched the Navy SEALs Discover Channel documentary about the BUD/s training and got inspired. I probably stumbled upon his site while rummaging through the web, looking for military workouts. Alas, here we are.
50 days until Game 1 of the fall soccer season. 50 days to train hard and get in shape. 50 days of grueling Texas summer heat. 50 days of pain. 50 days to glory.
Give me 5 days, first. It takes 5 days to create a habit--30 days if you really want to entrench it. I've just got to work through 5 first. I'll report back then.
Here's some inspiration for you...