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Kevin Hart Interview

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When Kevin hurt is not busy on promotional tours creating motivational videos with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, the comedic legend lives up to his self-described “full-fledged workout guy” persona by killing it at gym.

“When it comes to health and educating individuals on what the dos and don’ts are, what puts you in the best position to maintain a high level of physical accomplishments…I like the fact [Rally Health] really pride themselves in being about the consumer,” says Hart. The Rally Health initiative fits Hart’s character to a T, as he’s making it a life mission to spread health awareness, taking part of spontaneous 5K runs all over America, which millions have witnessed on Snapchat and Twitter, using his social channels as motivational gateways to encourage others to stay fit:

“I think anything you do on a grand scale to be watched, you put people in a position to be motivated and inspired. Doing what it is I’m doing, when you go on my Twitter page and people are talking about how they got their workout in, saying “thank you for making me realize how much more I can do in a day,” you don’t understand how much your actions touch others. You’re blown away from the responses because it’s real.”

Use The Treadmill To Boost Endurance
First and foremost, my days on the treadmill are longer days. I try to put 45-minute sessions on the treadmill, broken down between sprints and 5-minute-long runs. What I do is I raise my speed up to between 10 and 12, and I’ll sprint for about a good minute. When I’m done with that, bring it down and walk for 30 seconds. Then you can put it back up to around 8.5 and try and run for about 5 minutes. I think that’s how you build your lungs and endurance by constantly pushing yourself when you’re tired. What I try to do is challenge myself when my heart is beating the most and continue. In doing that, I’ll build up a higher level of lung capacity where I’m not bothered as much as I used to be.

Build Mental Fortitude

For me, with the 5K run, it’s not something you can do overnight. It takes time. Running for me is therapy. It acts as a quiet place between you and simply whatever path you decide to run, on whether it’s a street or treadmill. It’s a great thinking space to clear your head.

Make The Environment Your Track

Push yourself when you’re at your most fatigued point, and the best way to do that is by running outside. Put yourself in position to run uphill instead of flat land all the time, even go to the beach and run on the sand. You have to mix it up. What helps you out is the environment. A lot of times, the environment plays a key factor in what you’re doing because it can motivate you. Sometimes the scenery is what’s needed other than the mundane setting of a treadmill or a window to look out of. You got places to go and you keep passing stuff, it’s a building factor and feels like you’re doing something. It helps with the overall goal of accomplishment whether it’s mileage or time. In my case, it’s always adding on mileage.

Compete With Yourself Only
What I would say to everybody out there who is trying to prepare or educate themselves about running: understand it’s not a competition. This is between you and whatever path you decide to run on, and as you grow, your running stats should grow. I started out running a mile, built up to two miles, and then got comfortable with a three-mile period. Now that I’m comfortable there, it’s about being content and pushing forward. So now I’m going to do 10K runs, which is six miles. I’m going to double it. I think that’s how you become better. You’re not in competition with anybody but yourself. It’s just finding your personal level of comfort.

Throw Some Cross-Training In There
Cross-training is what I love the most because it’s a variety of training. You’re not just doing one specific thing. You’re constantly pushing yourself and putting your body in a different position to win. What I find that helps the most about it is everything. You’re doing chest, abs, back and all that on one particular exercise. It’s legs, calves, and abs on one particular exercise. It’s multitasking and covering a lot in a little time period, but it’s an effective time period. You cover every body part and speed up the process faster.

Eat Healthy & Squeeze In A Cheat Day
I’m not the guy who’s got it down to a science, not measuring food or taking it that serious. I like to consistently eat healthy. I’m not a big carbs guy. Never have been. I’m big on baked chicken, brown rice, and all types of vegetables. Like everybody else I have a cheat day, but healthy days always outweigh any bad day. When you take care of yourself, those bad days don’t affect you.

Commit An Hour A Day To Training
It’s an everyday thing for me to be actively fit. Occasionally, there is one day off. I find time every day to get my hour in. That’s how I look at it. No matter what, I’m going to find time.

Find The Right Footwear
The real thing people should understand about a running shoe is it’s all in the comfort, full protection, arch support, and width. So it depends all on your foot. My Nike cross-trainer was made to basically fit my needs. I normally run in that 3-5 mile distance, which is what that shoe is great for. I’m big at working out after that run too and it works just as well since it provides that same stability you would want from a cross-trainer. But you also want something that is light enough to absorb all of the impact you’re giving it during those daily workouts. Jumping on and off boxes, running hills, or sets of weight training — your sneaker has to fit what your personal needs are.

Condition The Body For Recovery
It’s what you make. Your body gets accustomed to what you train it to do. So it’s not like I have a serious amount of sore days because I’m on a schedule. That day off I may intend to take could be recovery day. Or to be honest with you, sometimes my cardio day acts as a recovery day. Every day doesn’t have to be the hardest or toughest. You can have a light day at the gym and it’s your recovery day. It’s literally that simple.

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