by Contributing Author,
Tai Sanders

Willpower is defined as the ability to control oneself and determine one's actions. This word comes into play a lot when something is not a habit or probably a pleasurable thing to do. This word places a lot in the role of physical fitness. Even if the process of "working out" or "getting in shape" is something that you want to do a person still must have willpower. Breaking down the definition "the ability to control oneself" could mean a lot of things when it comes to physical exercise. The first thing that comes to mind is controlling yourself and make yourself commit to a routine workout regime and a diet plan that will allow you to reach your desired result. It could also mean determining when enough is enough and when to push yourself just a little bit harder (i.e one more repetition, one extra lap around the track or a few more nice and controlled push ups).

The second part of the definition "determine one's actions"; could mean plotting a plan of action to get where you want to go an example would be (are you going to concentrate on weight training, cardiovascular training or just "clean up" your eating habits). Bruce Lee once said, he was going to exercise his will power everyday to make it stronger and most of the world knows the results and the outcome of this man. Willpower is a good thing to have to get you toward any goal, because most goals not just fitness the roads are going to be long and hard so willpower is that "thing" that will give you that extra push. Willpower is something that can be learned it closely resembles persistence. Use this word to accomplish your fitness goals and the results will speak for themselves.


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