The most important lesson Thomas learned with calisthenics
This is the story of Thomas – The Movement Athlete
Thomas is a banker living and working in Frankfurt, Germany. He was a paying member at a gym he never attended for several years before setting his sights on bodyweight training and running.
“My friend challenged me to finish a half-marathon. I had never finished a run of this length before.”
He’s been a regular runner ever since, although it wasn’t enough for him.
“Now I focus on bodyweight training. I still go running but only as additional cardio-training twice a week. Even now, I still have enough stamina to participate in half-marathons.”
Thomas wanted a different body than a runner’s body, which is why he’s focused his attention on calisthenics.
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He no longer struggles to be consistent
“I pencil my training days in four weeks in advance. I then plan my other dates around the training. If there is a collision with dates I still have the flexibility to move the training to other dates.”
He has become more patient with himself
“I have become more patient with myself considering my training and my progress: Even if I have to miss scheduled trainings due to the circumstances (e.g. business travel, sickness/flu) I am not blaming myself for not taking training seriously enough or losing faith in reaching my training goals.”
He no longer feels guilty, which gives him a healthier mindset about his training. It’s a lifelong journey, and you shouldn’t beat yourself up for missing a day.