I, the hybrid!

I have been thinking lately. I consider myself a runner, but runners don’t lift 3-4 days a week pretty rigorously and do martial arts 3-4 days a week. I am not a triathlete like some of my personal training orboot camp clients, although I have done a Half-Ironman before and biked for a while. I always come back to running, lifting and martial arts. I guess I am a hybrid, developing, strength, power, endurance, coordination and flexibility without becoming a specialist. Now, I am aware of the fact that I also won’t be as fast as I could be running, as strong as I could be lifting weights or as good in martial art. Overall though I feel like I am a more well rounded person with a decent level of athleticism. How important is it to define yourself as a certain athlete? For some of my clients it is very important. It is part of their identity. I think part of my identity is that I like to to challenge myself in different ways. I am a HYBRID, or  also known as Jack-Of-All-Traders, Master-Of-None.

So, what are you? Are you a bodybuilder, a runner, a triathlete, a fitness-nut? How important is it to you to fit a category?

 

Done with the rambling.

 

Michael

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