A guide to self-conquest

Often people expect that their hard work and actions would pay off much easier and faster without setting realistic standards. This involves a promotion at work, a good grade at university or in sports. However, achieving excellence takes effort and time, and it doesn’t often happen overnight.

This post is an example from the fitness field, and it is the answer to the above statement. More specifically, Max Huber explains to us the myths surrounding fitness and short-term results. In my previous post, he shared with us his long journey to self-discipline and motivation.

Many get advice from colleagues, acquaintances and gym partners on supposed “facts” about physical activity. The reality is often different than this advice and can lead to injury and discourage some people. They can become demotivated and put themselves off exercising. However, there are many pamphlets and fitness trainers that can provide valuable research and guidelines for stable and motivating results.

There are many myths about working out and exercises to avoid. For example, many women want to slim down and avoid strength training because they assume weights will give them more muscle.


While many individuals avoid the weight training area of the gym, the reality is that this is where you should go if you want to lose weight. An aerobic workout will tone muscles and burn more calories than a targeted strength workout with high repetitions and low weights.

One should follow a workout plan that suits the needs of the body. For example, the body may get used to a particular exercise over time and stop giving 100% of its power. As a result, the body will not burn many calories and the person will sacrifice a lot of time without any result. It can be pointed out here that low-intensity workouts do not burn much fat while higher intensity activities do.

Another argument is the time of the workout. Many individuals complain that they do not have the time to work out many days a week due to strict work schedules. Combined with responsibilities and jobs, working out too hard and too long depletes physical and mental stamina. “Cheat days,” as they are called, are an important part of training, and not working out every day will not hinder someone’s progress.

Another myth is that of supplementation and nutrition. As Max mentions in his interview, a body that works out regularly needs protein because its muscles are injured and burned. Eating protein-rich foods can provide a variety of benefits to the body. Preparing meals that are high in protein can have many positive aspects for a person’s health. However, many people do not have the time or knowledge to cook high protein meals, so they add supplements to their diet. This is not necessarily detrimental to their health, as long as they are conscious about the portion and quality of protein they purchase.

As addressed in my discussion with Max, protein can be beneficial:

  • Increasing the rate of healing
  • Prevent muscle breakdown
  • Building muscle mass
  • Assisting in maintaining a healthy body weight
  • Elimination of hunger pangs

Overcoming all these hypotheses and thoroughly examining your own body’s needs will give you the best results. The truth is that any form of exercise is beneficial to your health; the best kind is the one that doesn’t cause you injury, exhaust you, or make you want to quit.” Optimally, your weekly physical workout should include a combination of cardio, resistance training and weight training.

In either case, it is important that the workout is enjoyable and not seen as a chore. That enjoyment may not be evident from the first few steps but working out is also a long-term journey.

If you want to conquer yourself, then you need to take your time and set your goals.

Max Huber has been involved with professional sports from a young age, has combined his studies in science with his passion and has done a very extensive research on the needs and requirements for valuable results.

ustalli sidorela aikaterini

My name is Katerina Ustalli and I come from Greece and Albania. I have studied Media and Communication in Athens and before two years I decided to move in Switzerland. My aim was to attend some German classes and limit my stay in Switzerland to six months, however, the city of Zurich fascinated me and I have already ended up in this city for two years. I love sports and I enjoy being active in social media. I try to combine my passion for fitness with social media and I want to create my own online platform. This goal would be easier with a Master in Online Marketing!

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10 thoughts on “A guide to self-conquest

  1. Really helpful! I used to train without results and I got demotivated many times! Thank you and Max for sharing!

  2. Great interview Katerina! The interview tips will help me to get back to shape. 🏃

  3. Very interesting interview! Thank you Katerina for this information! 🙂

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