It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single person in possession of a good desire must be in want of a new habit.
We all do it. We promise ourselves that this is going to be the time our diet sticks or our regular oral care sticks or that we'll turn away from the dessert tray. And it always starts so well! You feel great and accomplished. But let's not kid ourselves into thinking this special start period lasts forever.
Be it a new job or a new routine, you will hit a wall. But have faith! The wall is never the end of your journey. If you're strong enough to keep on keeping on, eventually you will transcend to the third state of habiting.
In short, hating a new habit is natural. Accept it and keep going.
When people talk about failure, they rarely address that failure is necessary. Without it, we can't understand success -- much in the same way we can't know what happiness is unless we've experienced its opposite.
Embrace failure to rise above it.
Breathing is one of those interdisciplinary skills that traverses genres. From opera to running, proper breathing ensures you are successful in physically being able to obtain your goal. Now, while you certainly don't need as much control over the breath in weight lifting as you would with opera, the technique remains identical.
It's also the easiest way to go from gut to glory in mere seconds.
Though equally loved and despised, there is no debate over whether the squat should be a part of a lifting routine. Plus, when the weight becomes heavy enough, you'll quickly find yourself with a solid cardio routine.
The more things you try, the more you'll see how everything overlaps and can be used to make what you do better. So is how it is with dance and weightlifting. Crossing workout streams is not only doable but beneficial.
I want to briefly note that isolation does mean keeping other body parts still but not immobile. This is especially true of the rib cage and core. The two are connected, and you'll notice in the video that when one moves, they both move. When you do it yourself, though, you'll quickly feel a difference.
Co-host of HeroesForge, founder of Battle to Be Better, gamer, singer and all around happy person.