EXERCISE Is a “STRESS”, and not a benefit, learn why…

EXERCISE Is a “STRESS”, and not a benefit, learn why…


The following is just a small, yet “important” tip…. just one “in your face” self-evident pieces of information, to help people to get the good most people deserve. Exercise is not well understood by most, including coaches, in that results are not near what they are desired to be. Because of the lack of understanding of what is required, the order of requirements and the sequences of events “are not prioritized,” plus neither are the applications effective or efficient!


This is just a small bit of information from my book…and it has been having some very good effects for the open-minded people.

One must stop and open their mind to a “different view” on occasion, to be benefitted in ways not previously received or understood!

Exercise is derived from the word exert. Exert means a force, effort. There is a major difference between exercise and recreation, and that major difference is that exercise is used to “make a change” while recreation is to have fun or enjoyment.




The greatest problem and detriment to people’s health today, is the fact we have been educated or conditioned to believe that exercise is a benefit.

Most have been led to believe the more you exercise, the more benefit you will experience.


Well, exercise can do the following:

  • it can increase circulation.
  • It can burn some blood sugar.
  • It can also burn some excess calories of stored fat if continued long enough.


But exercise is not a benefit, in and of itself.


Exercise is a stimulus. It is a stress on the body, a stimulus or trigger to bring about a hopefully positive response from your body. Usually for building strength and or stamina.


Exercise is not what makes the response of added strength, muscle, or stamina, nutrition is the materials that make the physical make!


To gain optimum benefit form exercise or stimulus, it is most beneficial for a person to have proper and or adequate “nutritional intake” prior to exercise, allowing the body to have adequate “materials” to respond with! These considerations of nutritional intake should also have had adequate time, for the body to process them and make ready for response!


The most important thing a person can do is having their recovery ability or response mechanisms, ready to meet the challenge of added stress called exercise.


Did you ever notice when you were exercising and you stopped exercise for a couple of days and then went back to the gym, you were stronger?


Arthur Jones, of Nautilus and Med-Ex equipment, wrote about and noticed that athletes who had brief infrequent layoffs, returned stronger than those who pushed their limits more often.


It should be noted our record books are filled with great athletic comebacks. These are athletes who have set their records after having a major setback or injury. They had more time off, to recover more fully, than those who did not break their training and frequency.


So, the major understanding or observation for improved success in gaining strength and physical performance is: EXERCISE, is a stress or stimulus, to cause a triggering to create a change in physical status or performance!


Exercise because it is a tress, is most effective and efficient, being brief, and infrequent!


Nutritional considerations should be adequate, and be consumed “prior to the needs or requirements” for the desired responses from the body!


The realization is that “intake or nutrition” should be adequate “prior” to the needs for response and “adequate time allowed for intake to be processed and response readied.” So we eat today, for the desired exercise responses or benefits from tomorrow. This is using the old adage, proper, prior, preparation, prevents, poor performance!


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