Thursday, May 12, 2011

Do the minimum...



Train the Brain.

Do the minimum you need to do to achieve your goal... adapt, then do a little bit more.

Example. If you haven't worked out in the last year, and you're looking to put on some muscle, you don't need to spend 5 hours a day performing Ronny Coleman's Busty Arms and Thighs Ultra High Volume Muscle Building Routine...

Why?

Because anything you do will provide your body with a training stimulus.

If its your first time out on a run, do you run a marathon? or do you try to run a half mile? then build up to a mile... further... faster...

Your body doesn't know sets and reps. 

It knows...
  • Work or Stress (Training = Damage to body)
  • Recovery (Fuel, Sleep = Repair)
  • Adaptation (Work + Recovery = Stronger, Faster, Bigger, etc)

Adaptation doesn't happen in a single workout. It happens over a period of time.

Give your body a little bit, and let it adapt. Then give it a little bit more, let it adapt... lather, rinse and repeat as needed.

Instead of beating your body up in a single workout. Start small, train frequently, give yourself room to grow and work your way up to more intense training sessions over time.

Then when you plateau, scale it back and start all over again.

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