When I first started doing exercise, I found it quite hard to motivate myself so I bought an ambitious amount of sportswear in the hope that wearing it would help me get into the mind-set of an athlete.
I reasoned that, if I looked like an athlete, I could delude my body into thinking it was capable of performing impressive feats of strength and endurance.
Once I started exercising, I was able to maintain this illusion of supreme athleticism for a short amount of time.
However, it soon became clear that I wasn’t an elite athlete and was, in fact, just a regular bog-standard unfit person.
Before exercising, I would perform elaborate warm-up routines in preparation for what I assumed would be a high intensity workout.
Warm up stretches are a useful way to prepare your body for exercise.
However, they are considerably less useful when they are used to…
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