Are You Ready? Quiz

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Are You Ready? Quiz - Quiz

How committed are you really, to taking your fitness to the next level? � You can transform your physique once and for all and break through that plateau using the latest, most effective, scientific techniques available to the intermediate and advanced exerciser IF, you're ready. � Answer these questions as honestly as possible. � Answer as if you believe there is no agenda on the part of a trainer, or other "authority source" attempting to solicit your "business. "� In this way, you can be assured that you have the best understanding of how you are really feeling. A quick note: Self-report questionnaires have advantages and limitations. They are quick and easy to score


You May Get

Ready!

There is a good chance that you would really succeed with a body and lifestyle transformation system designed for the intermediate to advanced exerciser.  You may have experienced some setbacks along the way but your heart is definitely in it.  Even if you have not been as consistent in your efforts as you'd like to be, you are driven to be successful and are prepared to eat right, exercise effectively, and display the "right" attitude the majority of the time.  For you, making the effort is the rule, not the exception. You stay well-informed but you realize there is still a lot you don't know and that with a little help, you could take your body to a whole new level.  You would likely succeed by following a systematic approach to elevating your fitness.  Go to the home page of my website and sign-up for my weekly ezine Throwing a Fit; to get all my tips, secrets, and breakthrough information designed to take your training to the next level.

On the fence

You might be ready to commit to becoming an athlete; you might not.  At this point, it can go either way.  You make poor food choices more often than you'd like and you fall short of training with the intensity necessary to make real changes.  You know what it takes to make a major change but you make only half-hearted attempts.  You look outside yourself for motivation; expecting someone or something else to motivate you to achievement.  You make excuses when things don't go right. You say you know there is no "magic pill" yet you behave as if you are taking one.  But inside you, is that voice that says "I know I could succeed, with a little more help and a push."  You are not a beginner and are consistent more than you're not.  You have a good understanding of the basics but you know you're missing something important (in addition to the motivation gap.) You need to get quiet, look inside, and decide if you're really ready to take your fitness to the next level. In the meantime, go to the home page of my website and sign-up for my weekly ezine Throwing a Fit; to get all my tips,secrets, and breakthrough information designed to take your training to the next level.

Not ready

You are probably not ready to commit to an intermediate-advanced body transformation system at this time.  If you're honest with yourself, you'll realize you are not ready or able to put in the consistent effort it takes to achieve a stronger mind and body following an advanced set of training principles. You don't value your health enough to make it a priority in your life. Or, in spite of understanding the necessity of MAKING time to stay fit, you have other priorities and don't believe that you can give your body and health the attention they deserve without it conflicting with other responsibilities and obligations.  What matters most to do?  What will your quality of life be like when you are older?  What are you willing to do to achieve what you say you want for yourself? It's time for some real soul searching.  Give it some thought, some time, and then return and take this quiz again. In the meantime, go to the home page of my website and sign-up for my weekly ezine Throwing a Fit; to get all my tips, secrets, and breakthrough information designed to take your training to the next level.
Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    You think of yourself primarily as a(n)
    • A. 

      "Casual" athlete

    • B. 

      Weekend Warrior

    • C. 

      Competitor

    • D. 

      Advanced Fitness Enthusiast.

    • E. 

      An average person just looking to maintain their weight and stay in shape.

    • F. 

      Beginner, or someone who exercises sporadically.

  • 2. 
    You think of exercise PRIMARILY as a way of:
    • A. 

      Keeping your weight under control

    • B. 

      Releasing stress

    • C. 

      You've always worked out-it's just a part of your life; like brushing your teeth.

    • D. 

      Staying mobile and independent as you get older; to enjoy "successful aging."

    • E. 

      Socially connecting with friends or networking.

    • F. 

      Maximally challenging yourself physically and mentally.

    • G. 

      All of the above.

  • 3. 
    You have been affected by low back pain serious enough to impact your everyday life (i.e. missed work or school, or participating in activities with family and friends.)
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Your Chiropractor indicated that a lack of functional strength and/or hip instability/mobility problems are at the root of your low back problem.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    • C. 

      N/A

  • 5. 
    You include some (serious) stretching exercises as part of your typical workout program or even separate from your workout.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    You have joint issues other than lower back (neck, shoulder, elbow, knee, hip, ankle) that prevent you from taking your fitness to the next level.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    If you currently exercise regularly (a minimum of 3 times per week) but don't lift weights on a regular basis, (i.e., you jog, power walk, do Yoga, Pilates, swim, Bootcamp/Cardio-barre, or other class) what is your PRIMARY reason for not participating in a program that is based on resistance training?
    • A. 

      It’s too boring.

    • B. 

      It's too physically demanding.

    • C. 

      You don't know how to do it properly

    • D. 

      You don't want to "bulk up."

    • E. 

      You are already weight training 3x a week or more.

    • F. 

      You just don't like lifting weights in general and prefer other forms of exercise.

    • G. 

      You already have a physical job and don't need the extra "work."

    • H. 

      You don't have enough time to add weight training to what you already do and it's not your first priority activity.

  • 8. 
    Using a scale of 1-10 (ten being most motivated), what is your motivation level towards your training and reaching more advanced levels of fitness?
    • A. 

      1-2

    • B. 

      3-4

    • C. 

      5-6

    • D. 

      7-8

    • E. 

      9-10

  • 9. 
    The reason your body is not in the shape you'd like it to be in is because:
    • A. 

      You think you follow a healthy diet but when it comes to eating, you know there are significant ways you could improve your efforts.

    • B. 

      You have been training for so long, that you are just not motivated to try something new-again, if it might not work.

    • C. 

      You have too many injuries that stop you from really pushing yourself.

    • D. 

      You have reached an age where you feel you should start taking it easy when it comes to physical activity.

    • E. 

      You're just not sure how to take your fitness to the next level.

    • F. 

      You are, for the most part, satisfied with how your You are, for the most part, satisfied with how your body looks and FEELS at this time. You are, for the most part, satisfied with how your body looks and feels at this time.

  • 10. 
    If you've reached a plateau in your training, what do you believe is the primary reason you've stopped making progress?
    • A. 

      You're getting older and your body just doesn't respond the way it used to.

    • B. 

      You are satisfied with the progress you're making at this time.

    • C. 

      Being in shape is not the priority it used to be you've been waiting for something that would motivate you. again.

    • D. 

      You don't have the time to workout as much as you used to.

    • E. 

      Your diet is not as effective as it could be.

    • F. 

      You are confused by all the new fitness products out there and have no idea which one(s) will work for you.

  • 11. 
    What do you feel is the best way to move past this plateau?
    • A. 

      Hire a professional coach.

    • B. 

      Restrict your calories more or try a new nutritional approach.

    • C. 

      You are not experiencing a plateau.

    • D. 

      Get motivated again.

    • E. 

      Workout harder.

    • F. 

      Workout smarter.

  • 12. 
    Your fitness goals at this time include:
    • A. 

      Getting stronger, more athletic, and functional.

    • B. 

      Primarily losing fat.

    • C. 

      Primarily gaining muscle mass.

    • D. 

      Simply maintaining where you're at.

    • E. 

      Begin an exercise/food/lifestyle improvement program for the first time.

    • F. 

      Having the energy to pursue your fitness goals.

    • G. 

      B & C

  • 13. 
    How you feel about your body, is how you feel about yourself. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    You are:
    • A. 

      15-25

    • B. 

      25-35

    • C. 

      35-45

    • D. 

      45-55

    • E. 

      55-65

    • F. 

      65-75

    • G. 

      75-85

    • H. 

      85 or older

  • 15. 
    Real motivation comes PRIMARILY from:
    • A. 

      A good coach.

    • B. 

      Inside myself.

    • C. 

      Strategies I pursue to keep feeling motivated.

    • D. 

      Results

    • E. 

      Working on my strength of character.

    • F. 

      All of the above.

  • 16. 
    I believe the secret to success in staying fit is:
    • A. 

      Eat less; move more

    • B. 

      Eat better; move more

    • C. 

      Consistency

    • D. 

      Train smarter, not harder

  • 17. 
    The most annoying or difficult thing about getting in better shape is:
    • A. 

      Those close to me don’t understand my commitment.

    • B. 

      Making the commitment.

    • C. 

      Finding the time to exercise and/or prepare food.

    • D. 

      The loss of what I perceive as quality of life-having to be too strict with my diet isn’t fun.

  • 18. 
    The power to get and stay in shape is held by someone or something outside of myself-an "authority source" (i.e., a doctor, trainer, book, significant other, parent, etc.)
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    To keep on track, I must absolutely comply with my authority source the way a child complies with a parent.  It is this person’s job to initiate activity, notice when I need support of any kind and deliver the right support in the right way, and sustain my discipline.  In other words, my job is to be the perfect child.  My authority source’s job is to be the perfect parent.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    When it comes to learning a new skill, I’d prefer to work with a flesh and blood instructor or teacher as opposed to a book, instructional video, or online program.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    • C. 

      It doesn’t matter.

  • 21. 
    My feelings about logging food and fitness goals and details are:
    • A. 

      I don’t want to have to keep track of what I’m eating or how I’m training, I have too many things on my mind as it is.

    • B. 

      It is very important to write this information down so that you can visually anchor your goal-setting strategy. Vividly envisioned goals, written down, allow you to stay on track and move toward achieving your goals.

    • C. 

      I think logging my progress is a great idea but, the truth is, I probably won’t do it.

    • D. 

      I understand that journaling is a critical part of the process and the few minutes a day it takes to complete it, is absolutely worth the time.

  • 22. 
    Think, behave, and act differently, and your mind and body will reciprocate.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    On a scale of 0-10, how motivated are you right now to change your lifestyle to achieve (your goals), 0 being not at all and 10 being very motivated?  Think about your answer.  Why as high as __?____.  Why not  a 2 for example, or a 3? Why did you chose the number you did, say, a 7 for example? What would it take for you to say 9 or 10 or what would need to change for you to say 9 or 10 if you didn't already choose it?
    • A. 

      0-3

    • B. 

      4-6

    • C. 

      7-10

  • 24. 
    On a scale of 0-10, how confident are you right that you will change your lifestyle to achieve (your goals) 0 being not at all and 10 being very confident? Think about your answer.  Why as high as __?____.  Why not  a 2 for example, or a 3 if you didn't already choose it? Why did you chose the number you did, a 7 for example? What would it take for you to say 9 or 10 or what would need to change for you to say 9 or 10 if you didn't already choose it.
    • A. 

      0-3

    • B. 

      4-6

    • C. 

      7-10

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