Which Is Better – Hard Or Easy Workouts?

When I was young and in college, I’d spend 2 to 3 hours a day in the gym. I’d schedule my classes around my workout time.

So, I’d be done with class by 4:10pm and in the gym by 4:30pm.

Then I’d “crush it,” “destroy it,” “blast it,” and “kill it” until 630 or 7pm.

Then my training partners and I would go to the dining hall and eat 2 to 3 plates of food.

I measured my results by not only what the numbers said but how hard I pushed it and how I felt.

In fact, if I didn’t wake up sore the next day, I was disappointed. So much so, I’d actually do the workout over again if I wasn’t sore enough.

Fast-forward 20-25 years…

I no longer have someone else paying for my food and housing.

I no longer get to sleep 9 or 10 hours a night.

I no longer have the time in my schedule to workout or train or whatever you want to call it 2 to 3 hours a day. (Shoot, 1 hour is a luxury.)

I have a family to support and bills to pay, just like you.

Quite honestly, I’m past the point of having, wanting, or needing “killer workouts.”

In fact, I’ve actually gotten quite “lazy.”

I’m looking for ways to “optimize” my training –

To maximize my results and minimize my efforts.

After all, which is better – working out 2 hours a day or working out 30 minutes a day if the results of your efforts are the same?

And what if your results are BETTER from shorter workouts than longer workouts?

The answers to both those questions should be obvious.

So ask yourself this question:

“Are my kettlebell workouts getting me leaner and stronger?”

If you don’t know the answer, that should send up a red flag.

The best “workouts” are the ones you can recover from and leave you “hungry” for more.

That’s what keeps you coming back.

And generally, those are the workouts that you can do and therefore will do.

For most – especially busy professionals or stressed out stay-at-home moms – those are shorter workouts.

15 to 30 minutes at a pop.

Which is better? 15 or 30 minutes?

The one you’ll DO.

Here’s a 15-minute a day program.

And here’s a 30-minute a day, 3 times a week program.

Pick one.

Stick with it.

Record your results in a training log.

Then you’ll be able to answer the question –

Am I getting leaner and stronger?” with a resounding “YES!”.

Stay Strong.

Geoff

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