Everyone wants to know what the “secret” is for
getting results faster than they are now.
I know it and I’m happy to share it with you.
But first, remember yesterday when I said I’d show
you a cool modification of a ballistic exercise that
would give you a great workout and clean up
I’ve decided to put that off till tomorrow cause I
think today’s topic is more important to “now.”
NO BS PERPETUAL SUCCESS PRINCIPLE #3
When I was younger I loved pouring over the
Soviet literature, although, now when I read it
I see it in a totally different light.
Anyway, one of the best books is “The Science
And Practice Of Strength Training,” by Vladimir
And in it he reveals the secret to great strength.
It’s so simple that many of us, even though we’ve
seen this before, quickly dismiss it.
Here’s the “secret” –
“Do as much work as possible, as often as possible,
as fresh as possible.”
The last part – that’s the REAL SECRET –
… As fresh as possible.
“Manage Your Fatigue.”
If you’ve been reading my “stuff” or have bought any
of my “stuff” – you know that this is a BIG DEAL –
especially for you – if you’re joining this “party” from
the traditional fitness background.
You know what I mean –
– Everything is taken to failure
– You’ve gotta feel the burn
– Or your best time doing a certain workout is ____.
We have been brainwashed to believe that the
more tired we get from our workouts, the better our
results will be.
Unfortunately, the OPPOSITE is true.
If you want to see any sort of meaningful results,
then you have to figure out a way to be able to manage
your fatigue levels.
That means if you punish yourself with your “brutal”
workouts, you better be getting high quality sleep –
and lots of it.
And that’s regardless of your goal – strength, fat loss,
If you’re not, you better slow the heck down cause
your brakes aren’t working the way they’re supposed
to and your heading straight for a brick wall.
If you have high amounts of stress in your life or are
getting very little sleep (less than 7 hours) then if you
want to see results you better –
– Train less frequently
– Rest more between sets
– Make your workouts less “intense”
– Make your workouts shorter
I’m not going to go into the whole stress hormone /
negative hormonal cascade thing here – but let’s just
say that there’s a very good chance you’re not seeing
the results you want cause you’re just not recovering.
You’re not recovering from your workouts cause they’re
– too long
– too hard
– too frequent
– too much
You need to learn how to manage your fatigue.
For some, it could be as simple as turning the TV
off in your bedroom and TiVo’ing your favorite shows.
That would allow you to get to bed earlier.
For others, it may mean cutting back from working
out 5 days a week to 3.
Or maybe 3 days a week to 2.
Or maybe, just maybe – and here’s a novel concept –
Maybe it’s learning how to stop working out and
(We’ll get to that tomorrow.)
Anyway, there’s a better than good possibility that
when you apply this secret to your kettlebell workouts
that you’ll start seeing either faster results or finally
start getting results.
Remember – “as fresh as possible.”
That’s the key.
That’s the secret.
P.S. When you learn how to use the proper technique,
and REALLY focus in on doing that, you actually minimize
fatigue, lift more, and burn more calories.
More on that next time…