December 30 "Why fit in when you were meant to stand out." -Dr. Seuss
In the next few months, I'm going to make a an effort here to talk a little bit about some of the folks on our Link Resource page. The links you see there are people or organizations that we feel are doing good work by promoting the correct training methodologies and have some unique information that we think would benefit our readers.
The first one I'm going to talk about is the newest addition to our Links, Corporate Fitness. Corporate Fitness is the effort of Lawrence Neal. Lawrence states he started the site
"after having the epiphany that redefined what I considered to be “effective exercise”.
My journey starts here…
It’s Sunday evening 22nd July 2012. I’m sitting down planning my workouts for the week:
Monday – Running and “Core” Work Tuesday – Upper Body Strength Training and Grip Wednesday – Interval Sprints Thursday – Lower Body Strength Training and Grip Friday – Hill Sprints Saturday – 45 Minute Run
I pointlessly penciled in other activities in the few available spaces, knowing full well they weren’t going to get done.
I planned my life around the workouts that should have come second to my relationships, family, and mission. The result: my career suffered, businesses failed, and I never saw family. I was pretty unhappy.
14 months later, things were different. I watched this video by Dr Doug McGuff. It was a game changer.
On a Sunday evening (29th September 2013), I sat down to plan my week. I planned when I was going to see friends and family, work on my business, network, develop/acquire skills for my day job, attend seminars, and play sport. Once I had filled this in, I penciled in a single 15-minute workout for Tuesday evening, knowing it would provide all the benefits and more of my previous 6 to 8 training sessions per week with minimum wear and tear on my body.
My journey took a turn.
I realised that, like exercise, I was ineffectively managing my life. I started to hunt for the critical counterintuitive in everything. Looking for the principles, strategies, hacks and tactics to more effective living. Default living just didn’t make sense to me."
[Excerpt from http://www.15minutecorporatewarrior.com/about-us/
Lawrence came across the high intensity training and saw what positive it gave him and then sought a similar approach to living life. I don't think we'll try coining the phrase High Intensity Living (HIL), but it's clear that Lawrence has made every effort to maximize his progress by investing quality time into the things that matter to him.
Just as we do with high intensity training.
I've listened to some of the podcasts on Lawrence's site and really like them. Lawrence asks good questions and probes for answers making the podcasts more interesting and valuable to the listener.
I think you will benefit from Lawrence's information, positive outlook and energy he brings to the table. Visit Corporate Warrior and see what we mean.
“Short on style but long on substance, this text heavy website aims to generate quality young athletes rather than win graphic-design awards.” --Athletic Business Magazine-- One of the nicest things anyone has ever said about us.