Posts Tagged ‘simple’
If you follow this simple equation, you will achieve dieting success:
Move more –bad food + good food = Dieting success
Let’s break down this equation into its component parts:
Move More – if you burn more calories than you currently do, you will lose weight, plain and simple.
If you don’t walk around the block, take a walk around the block
If you currently walk around the block then, add intervals of sprints
If you currently walk and do intervals then, weight train
If you currently walk, do intervals and weight train then, decrease the rest periods between sets
Do you see where this is going? Take what you currently do and add more movement / decrease rest and you will burn more calories which will cause you to lose weight.
Subtract bad food – I am always fascinated when someone is given a diet and Read the rest of this entry »
“Absorb what is useful, reject what is useless” – Bruce Lee
Bruce Lee tried everything while he trained. His goal in doing so was to distill everything he tried into a simple philosophy. That was his hallmark, be as effective as possible while also being simple. Have you ever asked someone a question and their answer takes 10 minutes, but you can probably summarize it in a few sentences? Me too! This is the exact opposite of the philosophy that Bruce Lee espoused.
I had a great conversation with a fellow strength coach this week. One of my favorite topics, muscle hypertrophy (i.e. muscle growth), came up and I asked him his opinion after being in the game for 15 years. He started with, “I am a big fan of simplicity.” When I heard this, I smiled J This is the answer of someone who has tried it all and distilled his experience into what was the most simple and most effective, much like Bruce Lee.
Hypertrophy is all about Read the rest of this entry »