Hello fitness enthusiasts! We, as athletes, are on numerous levels. Some of us are just beginning and will take weeks to months to develop good form and some of us have already trained for years and have that excellent form. Today’s post is going to be aimed at both the beginner and the veteran.
As I have previously stated in my very first blog post, everyone was once a beginner. Sometimes, after years of hard work and dedication we forget where we started. We look at those athletes that are just beginning and we critique their poor form in a negative manner. What we have to remember is that our form wasn’t always what it is now. We were once those athletes that are just beginning and we didn’t always have perfect form.
As experienced athletes, we have to remember that we are the rolemodels for beginners. Whether they are close friends or perfect strangers, we must show a positive attitude toward all athletes, both beginning and established. After all, where would we have gotten had every experienced athlete negatively critiqued our abilities?
As beginning athletes, try to take some time to watch and converse with experienced athletes. Try to follow the example they give and maybe try even harder to become the best version of yourselves as possible so that athletes that come after us have an even better example to follow. So, whether you are watching a novice in person or through a video, we should always remember to positively influence those around us and not emit a negative cloud toward those that we don’t know in the fitness world for having poor form.
As I walk around the gym on a daily basis, I hear or see examples of both the negative and the positive. I’ll talk with one person or a few people and they will complain about younger kids and how they go about the weight room. But, what they sometimes forget is that they too were young once and acted that very same way.
Anyone can regard another individual with negativity, but it is the true athletic spirit to positively influence those athletes around us that are less skilled. After all, how are we to become better athletes ourselves if those around us aren't motivated to become better to push us to try harder ourselves. I want others around me to be better and more skilled, how else am I to motivate myself or learn something new to help make my own improvements.
Personally, I try to positively influence the negative opinions that some athletes have towards others. We are a positive community of athletes at Dedicated Fitness. Not everyone follows the same workout regimen or workout style. Sometimes, even veterans have poor form because of fatigue. That athlete with poor form could have an injury or illness that’s causing poor form, so, let’s remember not to judge those around us in the fitness world. Show the same respect that you would like to be shown and we will continue to make the best atmosphere possible.
That’s all I have for this week’s edition! If you have any comments please leave them down below or feel free to email me at Joe@dedicatedfit.com. Don't forget to check out the online workout database and to check out the other blog posts from this week by Logan, Dakota, Sage, and Kylee. Until next week, stay healthy everyone!