The Ten Pillars of Ultimate Fitness - Part 1 of 2

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By Jeremy Likness
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Part 1 of 2

What is the most important element of fitness? Is it your resting heart rate? How fast you can run a mile? How much weight you can bench press? Whether or not you can touch your toes?

Living healthy is an approach that involves all aspects of the human experience. This includes the mind, body, and spirit. Too often, athletes and fitness enthusiasts focus on one part of the whole. Many bodybuilders shun cardiovascular exercise, while it is not uncommon for endurance athletes to avoid the weight room.

The word enthusiasm comes from Greek enthousiasmos or “inspiration by the presence of a god.” If you are enthusiastic about your sport, I encourage you to honor that inspiration by finding balance in all of these pillars. I believe these are all key components of fitness. Asking if one is better is like asking which you would rather do without – your heart, or your brain. [.....]

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date: May 16, 2005

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JeremyLikness

My credentials include being a Certified Fitness Trainer and a Specialist in Performance Nutrition, both certifications awarded through the International Sports Sciences Association. I am an avid student of Ian King and have remained actively involved in the fitness industry through coaching other trainers, consulting clients, and contributing articles and advice to various organizations.

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My credentials include being a Certified Fitness Trainer and a Specialist in Performance Nutrition, both certifications awarded through the International Sports Sciences Association. I am an avid student of Ian King and have remained actively involved in the fitness industry through coaching other trainers, consulting clients, and contributing articles and advice to various organizations.

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