“just do it” differently & Harder to see results
A Japanese Proverb states, “Fall down seven times, get up eight.” Such is a metaphor for life, liberty and the pursuit of fitness. How many times have you run across a friend, colleague or total stranger who laments the fact that he or she doesn’t have the time or energy to exercise or eat well? It’s as if they have the gene for “excuses.” Yes, excuses. Some can’t stand the “pain” of exercise. Frankly, most people don’t have a clue what “painful” exercise really is. Many of us have been bamboozled by the notion that we can just walk around the block while chatting with our workout buddy and then expect to see amazing transformations in our bodies. Heck, you have total morons who think that the latest fitness gizmo will help them melt fat off their guts faster than an ice cube melts in the Sahara.
“Let’s face it. If you want to make drastic changes in your fitness, you’ll need to make drastic changes in your diet and exercise plan.”
Let’s face it. If you want to make drastic changes in your fitness, you’ll need to make drastic changes in your diet and exercise plan. Doing the same thing over and over and over again will result in the same results over and over and over again. “Why do I still have fat around my gut?” This is a common lament. Well, it’s probably because you’ve done the same old tired routine day in and day out.
If you want to increase your mental acuity, you need to do “brain exercises.” Reading the same book over and over again will accomplish nil; same with the body. If you want to improve your fitness, don’t keep “reading the same book,” instead try doing something different. Give your body a nudge. Ok, perhaps more of a drastic push and it will adapt. If you’ve been used to doing steady-state cardio, give your body a push and do some
HIIT training. If you’ve been used to doing three sets of 10 repetitions for your heavy resistance exercises, instead vary the reps and sets so that on some days you lift heavy with few reps and on others you do high volume training.
In essence, take the words of wisdom from the wise philosopher Nike, and rather than “Just Doing It,” “Just Do
It” differently and harder.
By Jose Antonio PhD