Keep it simple, stupid!
Remember that time when you…
* Ate healthy and simply – mostly plants and animals, with plenty of water, and kept the junk food to a minimum?
* Trained consistently at something you enjoyed and that challenged you but still allowed you to succeed and grow stronger and fitter through time?
* Slept 8 hours a night?
And remember how great you felt and looked and performed?
Now, remember all those times when you…
* Bought a late-night fitness product from a slick, well-marketed infomercial with the hopes that this would be your savior that would bring you all those coveted and otherwise simply-attainable gains, but much, much faster because of how “cutting edge” it was?
* Invested countless dollars/Euros/shekels on diet pills and supplements that you were convinced you NEEDED (even though you weren’t actually 100% sure what they were for)?
* Bought into a fad diet that celebrities and athletes (who looked incredible to begin with) suddenly endorsed very enthusiastically?
* When you bought that other “magic bullet” meant to make your life easier that (magically) only seemed to miss its mark?
And remember how frustrated you felt when, rather than getting to your goals faster as you were promised on the package, you got NOWHERE fast?
I’m not going to conclude this post by telling you what to think. But next time you decide to get in shape, let your intuition, experience, common sense, and bullsh*t detector be your guide rather than your desire for a re-invented wheel.
Pictured are calisthenics phenoms Al Kavadlo and Danny Kavadlo – two guys stronger than 99% of the people you will ever meet – who built their strength on consistent work, proper recovery, and almost no equipment. Be sure to follow them if you’re not already.