Those that have followed my journey over the last few years (either via social media or my podcast) know that strength and resistance training have been a big priority for me.
A few months ago I picked up a basketball again for the first time in years. I was so out of shade before that my feet and back couldn’t take even a mellow pick up game of 2 on 2; let alone running 5 on 5 in a full court scrimmage.
It would leave me useless for at least 3 days.
When I started playing ball again…
I was surprised at how strong my body is. I had been increasing my bench, squat, and deadlift maxes with a steady pace…… My Box Jump max was a surprise with how springy my legs felt. But I hadn’t translated that to the court.
In my first game back, I remember jumping up for a rebound and feeling out of place in my “air awareness” meaning I was higher than I thought.
It was a pleasant surprise.
I share all this as a reminder for those in the trenches of change. The day to day discipline does translate outside of that paradigm to success in other areas of life.
Be okay with the fog, and strong in your commitment to massive action.
Soon, you’ll jump for that metaphorical rebound and realize you’re more springy than you ever thought.