As the old saying has it, Rome wasn’t built in a day. And neither were those lithe and lean figures you see attracting envious gazes on the beach during summer.
You see, the simple fact of the matter is that lean summer bodies are made in winter.
When the more rotund among us were tucked up on the couch with a mug of hot chocolate, mindlessly flicking through a thousand channels of meaningless entertainment, those now lithe and lean beach bodies were being sculpted in the gym.
The Dynamic of Life
For over 40 years, researchers at Stanford University conducted a series of important psychological tests involving hundreds of children. The followed these children as they grew and matured into adulthood.
Among their findings, discovered that one of the most important indicators for success in health, work, and life was the ability to delay gratification.
This ability to defer small pleasure now, for greater pleasure in the future is what marks humans from purely instinct driven animals.
An underlying dynamic of life is clear – those of us with a highly developed understanding of the value of sacrifice tend to do better in so many important areas of life. Including, building a physique to be proud of.
Build That Beach Body This Winter
Desmond Tutu once said, “There is only one way to eat an elephant – one bite at a time.”
Building a great physique doesn’t occur overnight. But, consistent training in the Martial Arts throughout the winter will soon see that ‘elephant’ begin to disappear – in time for summer
Training in combat sports such as Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu makes demands on not just strength and cardio, but flexibility and endurance too. This type of training helps sculpt an enviable physique possessed of power, speed, and agility.
Learn New Skills While Sculpting That Beach-Bod
It can be hard to stay motivated when the reward seems so far away. You may not be strutting your stuff on the beach for months, it’s cold out, and you have a Netflix marathon loaded up and ready to go.
But getting to the gym to train Martial Arts in the winter makes more sense than many other activities you could be doing.
It’s indoors for a start! More importantly though, the Martial Arts are skills-based.
There are no long hours pointlessly pounding the treadmill, or rowing a machine that has never so much as been wet.
Training in the Martial Arts throughout winter, you’ll develop important skills that could potentially save you, or a loved one, from being victimised some day.
Not least of all though, the fun to be had in a good spar or roll is hard to match! And knowing you are building a lean body that will be beach-ready by summer is no hardship either.
Get started on building that summer body this winter!