The Importance of Exercise Q&A

Why do you believe exercise is so important?

Maintaining a solid fitness level in general allows for greater quality of life long term. Not only are you more capable physically, but mental clarity is also a benefit. Regular exercise within the appropriate program allows for less down time due to varies illness and injury.

“A weak man is not as happy as that same man would be if he were strong. This reality is offensive to some people who would like the intellectual or spiritual to take precedence. It is instructive to see what happens to these very people as their squat strength goes up.”  - Mark Rippetoe

How often do you exercise?

LOL. I have a current goal (undisclosed) so I lift 3 days a week and run 2 days.

Do you prefer to have an exercise partner?

For the most part I prefer to train alone, more so for some me time. However, I do participate in group training at D1 Birmingham or with another person once or twice a week for additional workouts.

How do you encourage others to exercise? What benefits do you share with other?

I encourage the use of a credible coach or system. It is important to find a paradigm that works for you. When I am able to commit by schedule I train with a swim coach or boxing coach. Even though I am capable, professionals who specialize in an expertise will be able to guide you. They know how to keep you injury free, allow for smoother progression and help avoid a plateau.

Carly Crawford