You’re getting out what you put in ...
Have you ever noticed how two people can do the exact same fitness program for a period of time and one will have breathtaking results while the other looks the same as when they started?
Why is that?
It’s frustrating when you are the person going through a fitness program without seeing dramatic results. Might make you look for a reason outside of yourself to blame, such as genetics.
In reality, the thing holding you back is something that you have complete control over: it's the INTENSITY with which you train.
Intensity is something that’s difficult for the outside observer to measure but is felt within your body as you go through the motions of a movement.
It’s how hard you push yourself to go as heavy and as quickly as possible.
It’s picking up a weight that feels hard to handle.
It’s putting a boost behind each stride as you run.
It’s resisting the urge to simply go through the motions.
It’s outdoing your efforts from your last session.
Now I understand the urge to put out token effort in your sessions, going through the motions while cutting corners along the way. We all have days when the weights feel extra heavy and our energy stores feel depleted, and those days will naturally be less intense.
However, when low intensity sessions are your norm, you simply won’t ever achieve the results that you’re hoping for. And this is something that you completely control.
So, as you go into your next training session, think about the intensity that you’re bringing. Are you pushing yourself with each rep? Could you go heavier? Could you be faster?
Fight the urge to be comfortable while you train. There’s plenty of time throughout your day to feel comfortable, just not while you’re training.
Does this make sense?
Attack your next session with 100% intensity and set a new standard for yourself to continuously push to become stronger, faster, leaner and more fit.
DO. THE. WORK.
It's that simple.