This upcoming week, the ECF Team will be competing in West Virginia for another USPA Powerlifting Meet: USPA Bar Fight. The team has been working hard to prepare for this meet, and we asked some of them to write about their experience training and competing as a way to showcase their hard work and the reality of training as a lifestyle.
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According to Webster’s Dictionary motivation can be defined as, “having a strong reason to act or accomplish something.” What makes motivation special, though, is the reason that drives each individual to put their thoughts into action. So I wanted to frame this blog around one big question: What motivates you?
Everyone has something that motivates them to succeed; to be better. For some people it happens naturally and for others, it takes a little more soul searching to find what truly ignites their motivation. For me, it happened without any second guessing. My motivation came from the gift that Shylynn and I received on June 26, 2017 when my son, Ezekiel Jones, was born.
As two Pittsburghers, my wife and I only cross the Pennsylvania/Ohio border for a few reasons, and one of the biggest is to visit and learn from some of the best in the strength and conditioning industry. As gym owners, we are always looking to further our knowledge on how to effectively educate our clients on building strength and reaching their individual goals. Elitefts has had a huge hand in helping us with that. I have been an avid fan and supporter of elitefts for many years, and through coming into my life, my wife has grown to love and appreciate it just as much as I do. So it goes without saying that when I saw this opportunity present itself, my wife and I knew we had to attend the UGSS with John Meadows.
Looking back on it now, making that decision was one of the scariest and riskiest things I have ever done. I was young, had no experience or education in running a business, and had a lot of odds against me. On top of that, people had a lot to say about my decision.
With new year quickly approaching, there will be many people that commit to resolutions that involve an attempt to start living a healthier lifestyle. Whether that be adding in a work-out routine, making better choices with eating, or simply trying to reach a healthier balance between their mind and body, it will happen.
Although I am all about taking a different approach to the typical "new years resolution" (see my latest blog post on making your new year revolutionary), I think it's worthwhile to provide some insight on what can make your fitness-related resolutions/goals a jumping point toward a long-term lifestyle change rather than just being a short term goal that you achieve and forget....
New Years isn't just an opportunity to make resolutions, it's a time to challenge yourself to grow as an individual.
I can't help but gush about my husband and the handwork he puts in everyday... Here's a little comeback blog about how proud I am of him and his business that continues to grow day by day. Check it out and give it some love.
You've heard it time and time again... There are people that "train", and people that "work out". Josh explains the difference between the two. It's not necessarily in the actual definitions, but rather the mentality that comes with them.
Josh Spicer is a dedicated and passionate member of the ECF Family who is going to be sharing his personal training, his insight, and his love for strength training through his personal blog. "Coach Spicer" has a love for coaching and teaching, especially in the weight room, and he's looking to share his knowledge with everyone through this experience. Coach Spicer is a dynamic lifter who is always looking to improve himself, and his work ethic is contagious! Check him out!