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This afternoon I shared a tip – or two, actually on how I got my workout times down from an already good duration to even LESS.
Something which all of you should be aiming at doing.
I don’t care if it’s climbing a hill, or doing pushups, or jumping rope, or banging out plyometrics. Key is to reduce the amount of “rest” you take and the amount of time it takes you “in between sets”.
And this doesn’t go just for you guys looking to burn a ton of fat.
It goes for those of you looking to build real strength (note – lifting barbells and taking long 10 minute or more breaks may count as a certain type of strength, but it’s as far removed from FUNCTIONAL strength as can be, my friend).
And the mental tip I gave you in that email was eating a bear - - a bite at a time.
Something I’ve spoken about at length on both the sites.
Way too many people look at the overall number they have to complete.
For instance, a 100 pushups. Person gets to 10 or 15, starts panting.
20. HE’s really bushed. 25. Starts really getting winded (if he’s doing some of the patented workouts yours truly put together in Pushup Central, but really even if he is NOT, as the average lard ass CANNOT do even 10 regular pushups, or even 5 proper pushups without falling flat on their face).
Anyway, when he looks at that number. 100. Or maybe 150.
Longggggg way off, he thinks.
He dawdles some more. Will I get there? Can I?
Before he knows it, 5 minutes have passed.
10 more reps.
And in the middle of this can I, will I, he completely loses focus on whats important; the next set and the next rep!
Eat a bear one bite at a time, my friend!
And the other tip is: Anything from here on is a BONUS.
Let’s say you’ve got 100 pushups scheduled.
But you’ve been doing 100 for a long time now, and can’t seem to break the plateau.
No matter what you do.
It’s like some people with sales. Try as hard as they might, sometimes people are unable to break a certain sales figure!
It’s a MENTAL thing for the most part.
And what I’ve got to say is what I just told you.
Anything above this is a bonus my friend.
Do the 100.
Knock out 5 more with no stress. Remember. Bonus!
10 more. Bonus! Take a bit more rest in between sets if you must (not a lot though!).
And proceed that way until you hit 50 more.
Youll be amazed at how EASY it is to do it this way as opposed to setting an initial goal of 150 and then not being able to make it.
Don’t get me wrong though.
If you’re like I am, and can set hard, hard goals and force yourself to get there no matter what then of course, more power to you.
But for most people it makes more sense to do it the way I just mentioned.
Have at - - and let me know how it goes!
P.S. – Make sure to pick up the 0 Excuses Fitness System right here. Make sure too to apply this formula to the sample workouts shown at the back of the book! Get them reps UP, my friend. I’m currently at 3000 jumps for the day which ain’t bad at all. Loftier goals ahead tho - - stay tuned!