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Make Total Results Part of Your "Winning Formula"

I was fortunate to play football for legendary Seneca Valley High School football coach Terry Changuris. Although I graduated from high school nearly 30 years ago, he and I still talk frequently and visit when we can. I have asked him many questions over the years about strategy and how he was able to have such sustained success, which included a 158-31 record and 7 state championships over 16 seasons. Coach Changuris also knows what it's like to inherit a successful operation (just as I do), as he took over the program from the late, great Al Thomas, who won 5 state championships in 14 years.

Coach Chang (as his former players call him) often talks about finding the "winning formula", which came about through trial and error. He adopted principles that he learned from his coaching mentors, but he also had his own ideas and experimented with them. Some of them were extremely effective, while others were less successful and were scrapped. He crafted a philosophy that included sound special teams, a swarming, disciplined defense, and an explosive offense featuring a passing game that was twenty years ahead of its time (we utilized concepts that you see many current NFL teams execute). The winning formula, as I see it, is as much about having the proper mindset and attention to detail as it is about doing the right things every day. Discipline is key, and each day is an opportunity to be seized. It's not about the latest trends, and it's not necessarily glamorous and exciting, but it works if you put in the time and effort.

A winning formula for your overall health includes proper sleep, stress management, nutrition, time-restricted eating, and effective supplementation. Strive for 7-9 hours of sleep per night, avoid sugar and processed foods, and find worthwhile hobbies or practice mindfulness to help deal with the stresses of life. This will allow you to make the most of the genetic hand of cards you have been dealt, and will go a long way toward staving off chronic disease. A crucial component of your game plan should be Total Results exercise. By now it's no secret that strength training is vital to help you maintain functional independence, bone health, and muscle mass, and there is no safer exercise protocol than ours. Our methodology requires a small time investment (less than one hour per week), and the metabolic return on that investment is exponential. One or two sessions per week consisting of 5-7 exercises is not just something that we can get away with, but is a biological necessity in order to stimulate physical improvements without overtraining.

I mentioned above about having the proper mindset and attention to detail. This is where an experienced exercise instructor plays a critical role. Not only are we looking out for your safety during each exercise, we are preparing you for what to expect once the exercise becomes more demanding. This helps to ease the anxiety that can occur when one gives a great degree of effort. Every repetition is scrutinized, so that you can achieve maximum benefit. We help you to develop the right frame of mind so that you can achieve your goals and get the most out of life. The mental aspect of exercise can never be underestimated.

Lasting success is achieved through a process that is sustainable day after day and year after year. It is gratifying that we have so many special clients who have been with us for a decade or more, and it says even more about them than it does about Total Results. Find a process that works for you and give yourself your best chance to achieve the level of health and vitality that you always wanted. Come up with your own "winning formula" and get started with Total Results exercise today.

Posted December 07, 2022 by Matthew Romans