If you’re looking for a complicated new approach to losing weight or getting fitter, you won’t find it here. But if you want to actually see results
A few weeks ago, I was at the gym doing dips and realized I was stuck. I typically do 50 dips at the end of my chest and triceps workout just to round off the session. A year ago, I could accomplish that in two sets: 32 and 18, or 30 and 20, or if I was especially tired, 26 and 24, but two sets was no problem. Then, until recently, I stopped doing dips.
And I needed 3 sets to do 50 dips. I couldn’t seem to get past that barrier.
Finally it hit me: I had forgotten the basic principle of getting stronger: progressive overload. (More on that in a moment.)
Unfortunately, that happens to all of us. We get caught up in a new fitness program or approach, or we get bored and lose focus, and lose sight of the basic keys of health and fitness.
We make things too complicated — and in the process, we stop seeing results.
And that’s a huge problem. Health and fitness aren’t a luxury for successful entrepreneurs; health and fitness can play a major role in success. Research shows that cardiovascular exercise improves memory and cognitive skills. Exercise improves your mood. Exercise is an effective tool for managing stress and anxiety. Higher energy levels, the mental benefits — perseverance, resilience, determination, and mental toughness — are just as important.
So if you’re looking for a way to take your business — and yourself — to the next level, keep these two simple truths about health and fitness in mind.
And don’t say they don’t apply to you because you’re special or unique. Yes, we’re all individuals, but in most cases, we’re pretty much the same.
That’s a good thing, because it means embracing these two approaches will help you get the results you want — and deserve.