COMMENT BELOW if you think having a set program to follow is important!
Training, on the other hand, is going into the gym with a purpose and a plan! It’s performed to satisfy long term goals, knowing that the day to day will be an up and down battle! It takes time, instruction and dedication to the goals you are wanting to achieve and having all three of those is tough!
So, let’s say we have two athletic events, a marathon and a powerlifting meet. These are both things that someone is going to have to train for. It’s going to take months for someone, depending on their level of experience, to get ready for one of these events. And their training leading up to the marathon or powerlifting is going to be pretty specifically geared towards their goal of doing well!
But, if you’re just exercising and trying to get sweaty, one day you might run and the next you might be like, “oh, lifting weights looks cool!” And you’re all over the place and you end up not really moving towards either goal! I’M NOT SAYING you can’t lift weights while training for a marathon or run while training for a powerlifting meet. What I’m saying is, if it’s randomly planned, that’s not the best track towards your specific goals! My thoughts behind all of this is, we all have some type of goals, i don’t care if you say you don’t, deep down we all do! So, if you’re going to take the time to go workout, why wouldn’t you do the most efficient route towards your goals and have a program for your training!
So, what’s the point of all of this? If you have specific goals, I don’t care if it’s to lose 40lbs or to put 40lbs on your deadlift, you need to have a plan and go after that plan with a purpose! Going to the gym and just doing what you feel like doing isn’t the worst thing in the world and works for a little bit, but if you want to get past those newbie gains or be on a faster path towards your specific goals, you need to train. Not exercise! - 12 hours ago