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Markus Nylund

Getting back into training

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Markus Nylund

Hi there!

This is my first post although I joined in the beginning of the year from fundamentals, foundation, stretching series, handstand 1, etc and built from there. I did this for 3-4 months but for one reason or another I gave up because...I dont know, perhaps impatience. I just went back to weights and then gave up after that. Now haven't been doing much anything since summer. Just I don't know really. Life got the best of me and I lost motivation. 

Thinking about upgrading so I have all of the programs. I figured maybe the invesment will help motivate me to really committ. Long term! I think I also got a little overwhelmed last time. I found the stretch series to be far too advanced for me. So this time i'm thinking of taking that lighter (maybe doing half the workout or half the time and reps). Or maybe just replacing them with movement course or just more mobility. 

I'd also like to combine it with weights somehow maybe a few times a week. I do want to put on muscle. 

Would appreciate if you have any suggestions so I get my head and body back in the game. Maybe you can point me in the right direction with resources, forum posts, books, videos. Anything that can help me figure this out. I think my weakness is the mental aspects of training. Stop hoping for short term results and commit to this properly. 

I just want starting training again. 

November 1st is when I begin. 

Anyways, good to get my first post out there. It only took me 10 months! Maybe this will also help keep me on track. To connect with likeminded people and contribute to the community. 

So yeah. I'm Markus, 34, from Finland, musician.
I'm here to train and kick ass and be a positive force! 

Huge respect and love for y'all :D

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Alessandro Mainente

Hey Marcus, welcome back. I have ridden about your idea of cutting the stretch series. if you look at the main page of the GB courses, you can in the top the label fitness, then select course library. from here you can see all the exercise of the stretch series with a scaled variations. the scaled variation made the stretch course suitable for everything, this is the power of the product, no entrance test it is necessary.

For now I would like to know something more about your level at the point where you quit the GB work

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Garry Barker

I find the video form checks really help with motivation. The coaches will tell you what changes you need to make and how to improve and when you finally get the response that you are doing things right and are good to move on it's a great feeling of achievement.

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Markus Nylund

Hey guys! Thanks for the comments on my thread. I decided to just start from square one. I also got Thrive because it's time to get my nutritional habits in order as well. Yesterday was already day 1 so really excited to be back.

I also decided to take it slow at first, pace myself. So for the first month i'm just doing foundation and Thrive. I will train mon, tues, thurs, fri. So basically each workout twice per week. Next month I will adjust that as I know when we move ahead, once a week is enough. I will also start adding stretching, movement and handstand work gradually next month. No point going in to the saloon all guns blazing when "it's the wits that make us man"!

Alessandro, I got to about PE2-3 in most exercise last time. In particular I was really struggling with pushups 5 x 15, that is surprisingly difficult when done with perfect form! I really struggled with the stretching courses too... i need to get into those more gradually, so thanks for your advice already regarding that. 

Garry, great to know! I will keep that in mind. Last time I didn't even have a camera but i've upgraded my tech since so now it's possible. From now on i will do form check upon completion of a mastery step. Really glad you mentioned that. 

Happy training :D

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