"So, I should workout less and eat better....this is what I'm getting from this conversation."
After asking the trainers at our gym a question or two each day about our diet and workout schedule, this is the moment it clicked for her.
Now, this is a woman who trains daily, and trains hard. Yet, she couldn't help but notice something.
The trainers at the gym, particularly the ones who happen to be in the best shape, didn't train that much. At least compared to her. No long, drawn out or daily workouts. 3-4 focused workouts per week is all it took.
How can you get so lean and muscular with just a few workouts each week? While others slug it out for hours and see a fraction of those results?
Let's play make-believe for a second.
Imagine that you've been given everything you could ever ask for.
You have more money you can spend in a lifetime. You have the body that you want. Every need is met, and every whim is satisfied.
Want to know the first thing you would do?
You'd burn the whole thing to the ground.
Because at least it would give you something interesting to do.
It happens to the best of us.
After a long streak of great training and nutrition, we blow it. Or, as we say up in Canada, we shit the bed.
It may go on for days. Weeks even.
Bad food, way too many calories, and little to no training. And then it hits us like a ton of bricks...
...what the fuck am I doing?
You feel like shit. And it sucks.
But despite the awful feeling in your gut, this isn't such a bad thing. Check this out...
"Rest days are the hardest days."
This is something one of my 1-1 Coaching clients said to me a few weeks ago.
This is a guy who's coming out of a tough stage in his life. He's struggled with addiction and he lacks belief in himself, which he found has been holding him back.
Part of his plan to pull a 180 and live a focused, productive life with confidence that rivals Conor McGregor is to start by getting his body right. A quality strength training and nutrition plan to get his body in shape, put himself on an upward trajectory, and create a foundation to build from.
And he's doing a brilliant job of it. His transformation has been incredible already, and it's still very much in progress.
Check him out. This is after just 6 weeks of murdering it in the gym.
If you've been here a while, you know what the key drivers of fitness success are. These are the ones we most often talk about:
- a quality strength training plan, built around a few key principles.
- a good nutrition plan that accounts for both food quality and food quantity.
- things like sleep, stress management, and basic recovery between training sessions.
But the three things we're talking about today fly under most people's radar. But despite that, they can be the difference between OK results, and great ones.
So, with that, let's dive in.