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Should Training for Athletic Performance be Fun?

In the past, the phrase “laughter is the best medicine” has been thrown around a lot. Now a new phrase has come up stating that now physical activity is now the best remedy for the human body. So, which is correct? More importantly, can you have both? In this article, I am going to discuss is about the joy of (or lack of) training. So, it comes down to one simple question: should training be fun? I have a varied opinion on this subject. I think training is a very serious matter and should be treated as such. However, I also think I myself am quite funny and I enjoy creating some laughter in the gym to lighten the mood. Now, while you may think these are opposing opinions that cannot possibly work together, let me ask you this: why would I need to lighten the mood if training is so fun? Well, hopefully because my athletes have a somewhat serious and almost anxious feeling towards the hard training they are about to do!

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