Training provides knowledge for life
Focus and discipline are key. To feel good from the training is a bonus. This according to Ahmed Ibrahim, who we spoke to last year during Pluggpeppen.
Hi there, who are you?
My name is Ahmed Ibrahim, I’m 23 years old and study Master of Science in Engineering - Dependable Systems. I’m an active person who exercises five days a week, two hours a time. In short, training is a part of my everyday life.
What type of training to you like?
I do fitness, using machines and my body weight. For example, there’s a lot of pull-ups and push-ups. I also do a lot of MMA. Oh, and I bike and walk too, but only during the warmer seasons and not in the wintertime. I’m not a fan of cold.
Why do you exercise?
Most important for me is discipline. A lot of people don’t have the energy to exercise because the lack the will to do so. When I exercise and it becomes hard, that’s when I learn something: I know I can do it. That mentality is helpful in school, at work, well throughout the entire life. The energy and the feelgood I get from training I consider a bonus.
Have you tried something new?
Not yet, but I would like to try gymnastics; doing flips and backflips. I’ve never tried that and it would be a challenge to see how I, who start from scratch, could develop.
What’s your best training tip?
Most important is to have a positive attitude, discipline and patience. Training takes time. You can’t hurry, you’ve got to wait for the result. And put in 100% concentration of course. You can’t exercise while your mind is elsewhere.