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Do You Possibly Have “TBD”?

Do You Possibly Have “TBD”?
By Todd Durkin, MA, CSCS

You have heard me talk about the “sprint-rest-repeat” concept before. That is where you “sprint” for a few days/weeks and then you recover. And then you repeat.

And I am in full-blown “sprint” mode right now.

And I LOVE it.

The NFL guys are preparing for training camp.
We have a ton of youth camps and kids training going on.
Our regular fitness enthusiasts are training hard to look & feel great.
And the IDEA World Fitness Conference is rapidly approaching next week in LA. Can’t wait!

This past week has been a crazy one. We had a bunch of the New Orleans Saints offense out in San Diego for a 1-week training camp, headed by QB Drew Brees. They had the nucleus of their offense out here and we got in some quality work in the weight-room and on the field. We even did a bit of paddle-boarding one-day to mix things up and have some fun!

Saints 2015 Collage

At the same time, we had the Philadelphia Eagles “Nest-West” 1-week camp out here headed by QB Mark Sanchez, RB Darren Sproles, and TE Zach Ertz. There were a great group of guys out here grinding in the weight-room, watching film, and doing field work.

Eagles 2015

I once heard that if you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life. And despite being busy as heck, I can honestly say these next few weeks are always some of the best ones of my entire year. I love this time of year and, to me, July means “SPRINT!!!”

But just like the athletes, I gotta plan for my REST & RECOVERY around these SPRINTS also. And that will come up later this summer.

I will end with this. My sister Patti, the oldest sister of my 5 sisters, recently wrote a blog post on “TBD.” TBD stands for Too Busy Disorder.” And I LOVED what she talks about and her solution to TBD.

Patti says, “I’ve been in TBD recovery a while now and it’s not easy. I finally gave up trying to figure out WHY we’re always so stressed and tired. That list would be more than a mile long and constantly growing. The more important million-dollar question to focus on is: What do those who are successful and able to lead a healthy, happy life do?”

And she answers by stating, “Successful, healthy, happy people punctuate their lives with periods of recovery. Active, planned recovery!”

The article made me laugh, it made me smile, and it made me want to book my next vacation! Check it out here:

Have a great rest of your summer. See you on the fields, see you at IDEA, or I’ll see you in Hawaii!

Much love…



Todd Durkin, MA, CSCS, is an internationally-recognized performance trainer, bodyworker, speaker, author, and owner of award-winning gym Fitness Quest 10 in San Diego, CA (one of the Top 10 Gyms in the U.S.). His outstanding team of 38 professionals deliver extraordinary service in personal training, sports performance training, massage/bodywork, Pilates, yoga, physical therapy and chiropractic. Todd is the Lead Training Advisor for Under Armour, regular contributor to Men’s Health, and author of The IMPACT! Body Plan.

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