Excerpts from my blog

  • Exercise - Take or give energy?
    2009-07-27, 21:40
    Very often I hear people say "I'm just too tired to exercise" or I will start a training session with a client and I will ask them how they feel. "I am really tired". My response is always the same. "I will make you a promise- notice how you are feeling now. OK you got it? Now lets get started!'

    I do take that into consideration and will start a little slower. We will build on that, I will converse throughout the session and at the end of the workout, I once again ask them how their energy level is. Inevitably, they always feel better than when they started.

    I believe energy is a lot like Love, the more you give the more you get. Fitness always increases energy. A stronger muscle does not fatigue as easily, recovers much faster and relaxes better. When the muscles get stronger, so do the ligaments, tendons, joints, bones, vascular and immune system. Your entire body benefits from fitness.

    Combine fitness with adequate hydration, good nutrition, proper rest, meditation and you will be the person you always knew you could be.
  • CANI
    2009-07-15, 14:53
    Constant and Never Ending Improvement is not only the best strategy for developing skills(school,sports,work, weight loss) in any activity, it is the only way that works. The Japanese call it KIAZEN and use this philosophy in all areas of life. The problem with most people is they are in to big a hurry to get there. A good example is weight loss or beginning a exercise program. They want to make up for lost time. When someone finally decides to lose that 50lbs. they will cut their calorie intake a third or even half,try to run a mile, then go lift weights. Even though I may be exaggerating a bit, I think you know what I mean. This approach NEVER works, except to create frustation and a mind set that it is just to hard or that it can't even be done. This strategie is doomed from day one. The fastest way to progress is slowly. Do not put your self in dietary prison or in a boot camp if you have not exercised in years. What does work and gives the subject a real sense of success is to take the tactic of under do, under do, under do! Create good habits then progress (slowly). Doing it this way will put you on the right track from the start. You will feel smart about this strategy, and see slow but continual improvement. Take some measurements. You will need to journal your bodyweight and workouts. This way of thinking will also work in any other area of your life. Set some goals, short and long term, yet do it so that you can win the game of CANI. I knew of a man who was 100lbs. overweight and had very little physical strength when he started his running program. He began by running two mail boxes away (about 50yds.) and over a period of two years he lost the 100lbs. and was running Marathons. I myself have trained people (yes more than one) who have never lifted weights, started them very slowly, and watched as they worked there way to a World Championship. What could you do with a strategy like this?
  • Human Potential
    2009-07-15, 14:52
    Is it possible for us to reach in and use all of our God given potential? In my opinion, we first need to recognize the six areas of human potential. They are Physical, Mental, Spiritual, Social , Emotional, and financial. Suppose we could use them all, what would be our level of accomplishment? This is a question that, more than likely, cannot be answered in our lifetime. I remember back in the 70s and 80s, scientist claimed that we only use about 10% of our mental capacity. Well, that was then. Now, the experts say that we only use a meager 1% of our very powerful minds. 1%!!! That information disappoints and excites me at the same time. For me to think that I only use 1% of my effort is very disturbing. As a life long athlete, I always prided myself with the thought that I give it my ALL! Some may say that athletics is simply physical and I would agree, except that the Mind controls every single move you make. The excitement comes from the fact that some way, some how we can reach within ourselves, find and use all or the wonderful treasures in us and become all we were meant to be. Lets step out of our little1% zone, commit to learn new tasks, read, find out what we really enjoy doing, expect to improve and even begin to teach others to expand. This is all possible because you now have a better understanding as to the possibilites that lie within your grasp. I have mainly focused on the mental aspect of your journey and, in fact, have just barely touched on it but, hopfully, have given you some food for thought. Begin now to use your abilites and think creatively of ways to strenghten your desire to reveal all the hidden resources within you. What is your true potential? Wouldn't you like to know?

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Four disciplines of fitness

Strength / weight training - 2-4 days a week

Cardio-vascular / aerobic - 4-7 days a week

Flexibility / stretching - daily

Balance / coordination - daily

I have been a client of John Tyree for many years. Even though he is a personal trainer, I feel he is a mental trainer as well. He gets into your head and makes you set goals to feel better, not only about your body, but your mind. I hate to think what my physical condition would be like had I not worked out with John. I highly recommend him to anyone.
- Guy Plumpe

John Tyree is the epitome of motivation and forward, positive thinking. Just his mere presence at any activity, whether it be at the gym working out, on a hiking trip, in the body building or power lifting arenas, is very uplifting to me. John has and continues to help me achieve personal goals for myself. There is no better personal trainer than John Tyree. I will continue to allow him the opportunity to provide me with the emotional, mental, and physical support that I need for my occupation and overall well-being. Every time I work out with John, I know that it is the ultimate opportunity and challenge for both of us. Thus, as the saying goes, he allows me to "answer the challenge."
- Candy Cambell

After having cancer surgery, John began working with me to increase my overall strength and return 100% use of my left arm. This was done in my home and without any equipment. He worked out a routine for me to follow every day together with twice weekly in-home visits. What an improvement! Now I am truly on the road to recovery!
- Terri Markham

I received a brain injury from a car accident in 1989. I have a weak left side. I have been working out with John Tyree over a year. We work out on stationary bikes, treadmills, and other exercise equipment. John pushes you hard, but not too hard. He gets you physically in shape. His positive mental approach helps you want to improve faster. I know I have progressed more with John this past year than I thought I could or would with any other trainer. My accident was 8 years ago and that is many personal trainers and therapists. I highly recommend John Tyree, Personal Trainer to anyone who wants to improve their physical and mental well being.
- Hope Rutledge

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