The Pareto principle, or the 80/20 rule, states that, for many events, roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes. – Wikipedia
Mostly used in business, the 80/20 rule can be applied to general health as well. Whether it’s food in the kitchen or working out in the gym, let’s cut the crap. Use these tips and focus your attention on what really matters.
“People ask, ‘Why are you still coaching?’ I forgot to get fired and I’m not going to cheat.” – Steve Spurrier
Growing up a fan in the SEC, man, did I love to hate the ol’ HBC. An offensive-minded football coach in a time where defense ruled the roost, Steve Spurrier brought excitement to the game of college football through his “Fun-N-Gun” offense.
When Spurrier spoke, I’d intently listen waiting for his next great jab. For this reason, SEC Media Days will never be the same. Whether you loved him or hated him for it, his brash one-liners will stand the test of time.
Competition brings out the best in all of us. I mean, we compete with ourselves everyday. Whether we’re lifting heavier weight, attempting to run just a second faster, hitting that AMRAP for just one more rep, we want to be better than we were yesterday.
We compete not just with ourselves, but against others. How good are we? How far have we come? We find the answers through competition. Competing against others is a testing ground and the testing ground came this past weekend at Pensacola Beach Brawl 4.
Warrior – A person who shows or has shown great vigor, courage or aggressiveness.
To succeed in the weight room, you must have patience and the ability to maintain a mental focus. Building muscle and breaking PR’s is not easy and to see success takes perseverance.
To persevere, you must commit yourself to the barbell. It’s only when you commit yourself that you begin to get results. This relates not only to lifting but in life as well. Think about it in these two scenarios.
The number is staggering but the average American dines outside of their home 4 to 5 times a week. To put another way, Americans eat 20% of their meals per week away from home.
This statistic tells us is that dining out is widely popular and whether it’s due to convenience or due to travel, dining at restaurants is a way of American life.
Because of this, the tendency for many is to blame their busy schedule and the lack of options when dining out to keep them from eating healthy.
A couple summers ago I suffered a minor wrist injury that caused me to have to scale my workouts a bit for a few months. Some might look at this time as a setback, however, I took it upon myself as a challenge and decided if I could do nothing more than squat, then I was going to squat often.
If you have the capability, meaning you have a garage, creating a garage gym is one of the best ways you can invest in yourself. No more globo-gym memberships where you stand around looking busy as you wait for the squat rack to open up. In your garage gym, you wait on no one and your effort to get to the gym is dependent on how long it takes you to tie your shoes.
There are three options when it comes to weight and nutrition. Though the number of diet fads in fitness are endless, it ultimately comes down to your goal (being the option you want to take) and how you want to get there. You can opt to lose weight, gain weight or maintain weight. Simple, yes I know. The hard part is actually implementing and figuring out what will work best for you.
Looking for a challenge? A real test of mental fortitude? Well, look no further. The 7/13 squat program will make men out of boys. Seriously, it’s no joke. 7/13 originally came from The Outlaw Way programming when Spencer Arnold of Power and Grace Performance, was involved with them. If you don’t know who Spencer is, check this out, or this, or this.
If you’ve been lifting for a while,”You must workout.” is a statement you are probably familiar with hearing when meeting someone new. A popular question that seems to go right along with this is, “How many days do you work out a week?” For me, I usually give my answer without all the little details. Haha, but if they only knew!