Consistency Trumps Intensity Every Time
One of the top strength coaches in the world Mark Reifkind once said "consistency trumps intensity". This something once that stays with me to this day and has had a tremendous impact on how fast my deadlift has grown.
"Don't tell me how many training sessions (or workouts) you completed, I'm more interested in how many sessions you have missed." – Mark Reifkind
(I'm paraphrasing so Mark please forgive me if I've butchered this)
But I think you get the idea.
It's pretty common to see people flock to a gym, start a training program or even a new nutrition plan each new year.
We come out guns a blazing and eventually fade into the sunset.
We've all seen the posts on social media, posts of meals, workouts, etc...
This is not wrong, hec (see what I did there), I do it all the time. Some use it as a way to keep themselves accountable and thats awesome!
But it comes down to this...
How many times do we pat ourselves on the back for making it to the gym? You hear it all the time, "I made it to the gym 4 days this week."
Again, nothing wrong with this, but I challenge you to look at it from
a perspective of...
"how many sessions, workouts, etc... have I missed this week?"
I promise you, this will keep you more accountable to your goals and health. Because anyone can do something for 7-21 days.
But to have the discipline to not miss a day for 6 months to a year and even longer?
Consistency is key and...
Consistency trumps intensity every time!
Now, that doesn't mean you have to workout everyday, quite the opposite actually.
If you've scheduled yourself to train 2-3 times per week because that's what you know you can consistently commit to.
Then commit to it and do your best to not miss.
I'm sure you've seen me post a ton of videos about my [deadlift] training...
...it's how I keep myself accountable to my training (The deadlift was the skill I was the ABSOLUTE worst at 4 years ago and now it's probably my best lift).
Since I've been doing that, I can count on both hands how many [scheduled] sessions I've missed over the last 5 years.
This is how you can truly empower yourself to take control of your life, achieve your goals, build long lasting strength, and stay lean year round.
I highly encourage you to give it a try and let me know how it works for you!
P.S. If you liked this post and you've been struggling with staying consistent with your health and fitness because you have very little time then...
I recommend picking up a copy of the Double Kettlebell Manifesto.
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Inside I teach you how to get fit and lose 3 pounds a week with two kettlebells. Even if you think you have no time to workout.