Out of all of Ben Franklin’s Virtues the idea of Cleanliness was the one that I had to really ponder as how it can relate to our health & fitness journey.
It is obvious how this virtue fit into the old world and was an important component to self-improvement & health from that perspective, but in contemporary times most of us are blessed with all sorts of ways to keep ourselves “fresh.”
In fact, you go into a gym in “Anytown” USA and you will find that 99% of the membership actually spend a good portion of time, effort, and money on their presentation before they even break a sweat.
Cleanliness for our perspective is:
That clean rep.
That clean set.
That clean exercise.
That clean session.
Cleanliness is making sure that each and every rep of each and every set of each and every session counts for whatever goal that you have in place.
If you are a bodybuilder or someone that is wanting to improve on their physique today is the day that ego-lifting is over.
You will garner way more from moving a 20 pound dumbbell through a full range of movement, and targeting the muscle(s) than jerking and swinging a 5o pounder.—risking injury and doing very little to get closer to your goals.
Use the tools you have to improve your physique.
It makes zero sense to throw a ton of weight on the bar only to cheat or do half reps.
Use your time wisely and get the very most you can out of each movement you perform.
Cleanliness is perspective and that perspective is keeping ever facet of your workout tidy, clean and in line with the goals you have in place.
Keep it clean!