I believe in a lot of different methods…
… mainly because THEY ALL WORK.
I won’t argue over the minutiae because everybody is right in their approach to some degree.
I don’t have a “camp”. I don’t pigeon hole myself to being a “movement” guy, a “metabolic” guy, a “bodyweight” guy, an “intermittent fasting” guy, etc.
I believe in it all.
Every training method works, for a little while. It’s true.
I’d even argue that there are very few “bad” exercises, just poor application.
What’s bad for you, may not be bad for someone else, which may not be bad for me. Right?
If you want results in anything in life, you’ve got to remain consistent, disciplined, patient… all while hustling. Quality results take time.
When you begin to stagnate or plateau, it’s time to bump up the effort and make adjustments.
Simple advice: avoid short-cuts.
Do the work. Bite down and enjoy the long process of self-improvement, physically or mentally. Staying on the path is important.
Overnight transformations ARE NOT REAL. EVER.
- Progression/regression (every exercise can be made harder or easier)
- Rest, recovery, regenerate, remodel (break it down but build it back up)
- Move fast and slow (be an adrenaline junkie, but embrace calmness and grace)
- Efficiency and effectiveness (get in and get out, keep the main thing the main thing)
- Mind the past, present, and future (all impact progress)
- K.I.S.S. (keep it simple, stupid)
- Humbleness and confidence (celebrate personal achievements)
- Have fun (if you are not enjoying it, why are you doing it?)
The idea behind the blog is to offer experienced based ideas to the reader.
You will find value in some topics I write about, but maybe not in others. Extract what is useful to you, discard the rest. This is A-OK.
Fitness is subjective…
What fitness looks like, feels like and performs like is very subjective.
Fitness comes packaged in many different shapes and sizes. Respect them all.
Did I mention, do the work?
Adopting an attitude that accepts the grind… the process, the sweat… will pay you back over and over again in life. Particularly with your physical practice.
If you’re a beginner, you need to be hammering on the basics. I won’t bend on this. It’s tempting to bypass the basics in favor of sexy fitness strategies, but this is a mistake.
KISS: Keep It Simple Stupid.
Squats, lunges, chin-ups/pull-ups, push-ups, over head pressing, pulling, dragging, carrying, holding, twisting, running, rowing, walking, climbing, jumping, slamming, throwing.
The recipe is simple.
Check out the YouTube page for HUNDREDS of cataloged exercises, more uploaded daily.
If you’ve been training for a while, my advice to you is largely the same, keep it simple.
Of course, lifting more weight, doing more reps, conditioning for a longer duration, and transitioning into more challenging exercise progressions is the path to growth.
But, do not look past the power of simplicity. Ever.
If you prefer to connect with my content in other ways, I understand.
Cheers to getting after it,