Exercise Vs Training: What’s the Difference?

There is one simple difference when discussing exercise vs training. Exercising is done without a purpose while training is done with a purpose.

Exercise is just random activity. It’s not organized or focused and doesn’t have a real goal in mind. Training is just the opposite.

You can’t exercise AND expect results.

Hopefully, you don’t fall into this boat. But I hear it all the time.

“I started doing X (some random form of exercise), but I’m not getting Y (muscle gain, fat loss, etc)”.

This isn’t how it works. You can’t just go out, perform some random exercise and then magically achieve your goals.

Specific goals require activity with a purpose. They require activity that is planned and focused. They require training.

This doesn’t mean there isn’t a place for exercise. You may be at the beginning of your fitness journey and motivation is low.

When this is the case, the “just do anything” approach can be a great starting point. Exercise works.

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