I don’t workout I train.

What’s the difference?


You’re training not only you’re physical body (that’s obvious), but you’re also training your mind, character, heart, and sometimes even your spirit. There’s so much more to “working out” and that’s why you and I need to say, “I train!”

Every exercise you do, whether it be something to do with powerlifting or strongman, to pilates or yoga, is you not just training some of you (your body), but all of you!

For example, think of a time when you got tired and didn’t want to keep going, but you said to yourself I have to. That’s not your body just getting a workout that’s your heart, character, mind, and spirit coming into play to keep on getting better. Everything is connected and plays off each other and nothing is mutually exclusive from the other. You cannot separate your body from your mind, or your mind from you spirit. Everything you do in the gym, the field, etc., is you training the whole package of you. Period!

What I’m saying may be deep, but if you realize that exercising through sport, gym, recreation, etc., is more than just physical, you might realize the potential in what it can do for you if you just let it.

Going to gym and playing sports is fun to me because I’m coming to see it as way to get better as a whole rather than just in one aspect–the physical body. It’s a matter of perspective and it’s been working out for me great and my life has and still is improving tremendously because of it. I don’t plan to ever look at it the way I used to before and I guarantee it will do the same for you.

So, next time you hit the gym, head into practice, or go for a hike, just say, “I’m training!” And make sure to have fun because you’re getting better.

What do you think? Do you agree, disagree, or wish to expand? Tell me by leaving a comment down below.

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Until next time, be strong and be you!

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4 thoughts on “I Don’t Workout I Train

  1. Very true indeed. The word train does really apply in the powerlift where you train a certain lift to perfection. You train, i.e. squat as a lift, not an exercise. This meaning you have to “mentally” present in order to execute that lift with proper form. The benefit of exercise is something that comes along…..

    1. Thanks for reading and commenting Anders!

      Training is so much more than physical, especially if you do powerlifting like you said. You have to have a right mindset if you are going for a PR or you will fail. That was part of my point.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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