Tip #17: Off Season Resolutions!
I started my pro career as an over weight 15 year old kid. The first four years as a professional paintball player were not my easiest. I was constantly being tested to earn my keep on teams, prove that as a “Fat Kid” I would be able to still hold my own! Thank god for good gun skills, communication, and a different outlook on the strategic style of play, I was able to hold my own. However I always wanted to be more than good enough, I always wanted to play every position effectively, I always wanted to be a person who makes a difference on the field.
I started working out at home, running laps around my yard, doing sprints, and eating healthier. Eventually I got a gym membership and started finding it more motivating working out around people. Going from an all time high of 260+lbs to 185lbs, has been the best change in my life. Bunkers are easier to play, I make smarter decisions while being exhausted, I am faster, stronger, and I see myself as making a difference on the field!
Take the off-season to really make a change. If you are in good shape, get in better shape. If you really want to amplify your game, then you really need to take a positive healthy approach outside of just paintball!
Three simple things to help you get started for your fitness goals.
-Make a realistic goal and monitor your changes. Good or bad, changes are what fuels you to keep pushing. (Progress pics, waist size, 60 yard dash time, etc…)
-Have a partner. Male or female, young or old, having a partner helps a ton. Being an athlete, you already have a competitive nature, so having someone there will help you push harder!
-Inspiration. Print out pictures of someone you want to look like or play like, watch videos of people overcoming challenges, inspire to be great!
Good luck, and remember don’t wait for something to happen, go out and make it happen!
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