Ask the Furecat
Q: How many workouts per week do you suggest?
A: Let me begin by answering your question with one of my own: Does an animal in the wild have a Monday, Wednesday, Friday or 3x per week workout routine?
No, it doesn’t.
Animals move on a daily basis. Therefore, in accordance with nature, I believe it’s a good idea to do some form of exercise every single day.
This, however, does NOT mean that I advocate a hard-core workout everyday. You can break up your training into bite-size components, doing a set of pushups or squats every hour on the hour. Or you can do sets of various exercises throughout the day – the same way animals do. You can also train hard one day followed by a light session.
Keep the following in mind: Monkeys don’t swing from branch to branch for an hour, then say, “That was a killer workout.” They swing a little here and a little there. They also spend time hanging from branches. And they take a lot of breaks.
Animals don’t “train” to failure or exhaustion. As a result, they are strong, quick and flexible and able to get up and do the same movements every single day.
And get this important point, animals also sit and stand in various seemingly meditative postures. These postures make them stronger while also helping them recover from their previous activities.
Birds also assume various postures, as do domesticated dogs and cats. So we can learn a lot by observing animals; how they move as well as how they rest, recover and reset their systems.
This is one of many reasons I came out with my new course, Power Postures-Tiger Tendons. It gives you the flexible, nimble and super-strong qualities that animals embody.
If you begin by practicing a little bit each day, you’ll come to realize why animals do what they do. And you’ll feel so invigorated and refreshed that you’ll eventually feel compelled to sit and stand in various positions for an hour or more per day.
Start slowly and get the ball rolling. This method will help release your inner animal.
Here endeth the lesson.