So what’s new this week?
Well last night I went to play rugby for the first time in around 4 years!
Why is that relevant? Well I want to talk about something abut my instructor used to talk about way back int (Yorkshire for in the) day.
He used to say “go back to being a white belt”
Now the main reason he said this was to get the instructors underneath him to put themselves in a position where they understand what its like to start something new.
To go to being a beiginner & not know how to do everything because they’ve done it a thousand million times with their eyes closed – going back to a white belt
So yeah – last night I want up to a local Rugby team & to be honest I was crapping myself.
I mean I haven’t played since 2011 I think & then it was for my schools team.
Now in comparison to the school league I wasn’t THAT bad to be honest – I even got an award.
But the level of players I saw last night both scared me & made me excited.
I can’t wait to play my first game with them, train with them – get around people who are hungry for progress in the weight room & build their performance.
Having more coaches to help me evolve & who can help me learn even more!
Plus on top of that it will be a great challenge to move away from barbells, chalk & walls for a while during the week.
It will be more, rain, cold being flattened by 20 stone monsters – ‘character building’ I think its called…
But in terms of complete fitness I do think it’s important to a sport/activity of some sort that you can
- Have something to push you a little further in your training
- Be around like minded people who will push you in all areas of your life
- Force you to train you weaknesses
- Have coaches to help guide you
So why am I getting back into rugby after all this time?
Well I’m good at strength, power, bodybuilding & throwing people around
However having quick feet, being agile & speed is my down fall & a sure way to increase that is to have a team of people relying on you to improve.
You see when there’s more than you involved there’s another reason to push through the pain in pursuit of the goal in mind – that sounded sweet!
Plus a monster screaming at you & wanting to crush you into the floor in order to get his hands on the ball will be a good little motivating thought 😀
So in all seriousness why don’t you try taking up something new?
Whether it be to become a white belt in order for you to find it easier to help others,
Push yourself out of your comfort zone & be forced to work on your weaknesses
Or just for a change in scenery – something to get you outside or around new people!
It could truly be anything too, I’m going to start doing ballet lessons early next year to work on my flexibility & leg strength.
Yes – there will be pictures – don’t worry 😉
But the most important thing is to have fun with it & experience new things!