Your Body like a Racing Car
More car-like than you know.
Economy cars, Tuned cars, Racing cars: all these categories undoubtedly serve the purpose of helping you moving from one place to another. In that, no doubt.
One day you decide to start training and unconsciously you make your choice:
Will it be a Tuned car or a Racing car…?
What you won’t realize straight away is a set of things that sooner or later will make you reconsider your decision of training, and whether it’s the choice to train or not, you will certainly stop and think:
- My car is thirsty
- Not only is she thirsty, but she wants good petrol too
- I miss the old economy cars, as is was so good not to go to the mechanic that often
- I have to spend soo much time to keep it efficient…
Training like you’re a race car.
Your body follows the same concept, nothing more, nothing less:
- It will need more and more food. Muscles consume even when they’re not working.
- Good food or junk food, your car will still work, but the choice is yours: time will judge whether your engine enjoyed your food pick or not…
- A racing car means deeper emotions. Your body is giving you what you are asking from it, but you have to consider the evidence that you have to visit your mechanic more often.
- It’s loud: yes, when you exercise you have to expel more air, and this is totally normal. More air in (a bigger air filter) means more air out (a bigger muffler), but also more torque (power).
- As you have to use your car to keep it up and running, same guideline applies to your body: use it, train it, test it. Otherwise the rubber cracks, tubes shrink and metal parts oxidize.
Good for looking or Good for fighting?
A tuned car is a sexy car, but it’s mainly varnished plastics, neon lights and loud speakers. The engine is often identical of the one installed on a normal car, and even when it’s tuned, it’s hard for it to align to the performances of a racing car. According to this, Tuned cars are like a body which, by choice, is ripped and big for just the beauty of it.
You did a nice job indeed, but will it work on track…?
Keep only what you need to win.
Racing cars, on the other hand, have just what they need to race: no lights, less plastic, as less components means less weight: what remains is pure torque for having no fear on track. They might not be that sexy looking compared to tuned cars, but at the end of the day the question is…
In a real situation, will your Car pass the test of a tough race on track..?
Will your body support you when life willl asks you to:
- run away
- save someone who is in danger
- be agile to avoid some hurdle
- adapt to a real life situation…?
Don’t wait for life to answer these questions for you.