How to Achieve Your Fitness Goals – The Million Dollar Secret!!!
Having trouble getting the body you want? Plagued by confusion, injuries, and a general lack of results? Not achieving your performance goals or hitting your numbers? I have the secret! (Actually, I learned the secret from a guy named Dan John, who is like the anti-Tony Little) Are you ready to find out what you are doing wrong? Ready for the most profound piece of wisdom you will ever receive? Here it goes.
“The goal is to keep the goal, the goal.”Google has a feature that allows me to see what pages people exit the site on the most. I wish it could determine where on a paragraph people left, because that probably just set a record. So, for the rest of you, what the hell am I talking about? Ok, let’s use some popular examples. Say your goal is to lose 20 lbs in 3 months. What’s the first reaction of most people? They reach for their running shoes and hit the streets right? Here’s the problem, whether aware of it or not, your goal now no longer reflects keeping your goal the goal. Running is not a fat loss tool, or at the most it’s a highly indirect and inefficient one (Cue second mass exodus from this post). “How dare you blaspheme the sacred realm of jogging!!!” I’m sorry, I can’t hear you over here at the adult table. I didn’t say running sucked, or runner’s suck, or running runner’s suck, I simply stated what I believe and science, anecdotal evidence, and logic support to be true. If your goal is to be good at running, run a marathon, or run away from people running a marathon, by all means run, because after all, that is the goal. But if your goal is fat loss, here’s the hierarchy of how to stay focused on that goal.
- Strength Training
- Interval Training (Circuit)
- Interval Training (Bike, Sprint, Whatever)
- High Intensity Steady State Cardio
- Low Intensity Steady State Cardio