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Wellness Wednesday: 6 Rules of Life

arnoldBy H3 Fitness Director Danielle Dunn

Arnold Schwarzenegger is a very well known former professional bodybuilder, actor, businessman, investor, and politician.  He began weight training at the age of 15, winning Mr. Universe at the age of 20 and Mr. Olympia seven times.  He remains a prominent presence in bodybuilding and continues to work-out an hour and a half with weights every day.  However, Arnold was not always successful.  He lost many competitions leading up to his big victories, had several obstacles in his way (born with a bicuspid aortic valve, breaking six ribs in a motorcycle accident, breaking his femur in ski accident), but he never gave up.  This clip shares Arnold’s 6 Rules of Life:

 

  1. Trust yourself
  2. Break some Rules
  3. Don’t be afraid to fail
  4. Don’t listen to the naysayers
  5. Work your butt off!
  6. Find time to give back

As Kelly Clarkson shares in her song, “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.”  Your body has a mental red line which individuals reach first and physical red line much higher than the mental one.  The mental red line keeps us away from reaching our bodies’ limits.  The physical redline is somewhere our body rarely crosses (passing out), however fear holds us back of reaching past the mental red line.  How far can you go? Do you know or do you tell yourself to tone it down or slow it down because you are not sure if you can do it?  Our bodies are such incredible tools and only you are in control of the changes to your body.  If you don’t work to make changes, no one will make those changes for you!  Get out there, trust yourself, break some rules, don’t be afraid to fail, don’t listen to the naysayers, work your butt off, and find time to give back!

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