Something Is Better Than Nothing

SOMETHING IS BETTER THAN NOTHING & MORE IS BETTER THAN SOMETHING ⁣ ⁣ This is a phrase I’ll often use in an assessment with a client that isn’t very active or with someone that has a full schedule (most people don’t, they just have poor priorities). ⁣ ⁣ In most cases, I use it to answer the following question: ⁣ ‘If I can only commit to training once a week, is it even worth my time?’ ⁣ ⁣ Fuck yes it is. ⁣ ⁣ Are you going to get the same results as someone that trains five days per week? Hopefully you don’t need me to answer that for you (hint: this is where that ‘more is better’ concept kicks in). ⁣ ⁣ But is training one hour a week going to be better than spending it on the couch? In the office? Scrolling your phone? ⁣ ⁣ As I write this and think about it in my head it seems so obvious, yet so many are looking for a reason NOT to train that even when they can get half an hour in, they think it ‘won’t be worth it’ as they can’t commit that each day. ⁣ ⁣ Every time you train - whether that be a strength session, a cardio session, a yoga session - you are putting runs on the board. Every time you choose not to train, those runs don’t get put up. ⁣ ⁣ For those that like proof.. I once trained an athlete who goblet squatted a 25kg dumbbell in his first week. Within three months he was barbell box squatting a dollar fifty. He only trained with me for one hour, once a week. No outside training. In fact I held him back, only allowing him to make 10kg jumps on his squat each week. Granted, this guy had some serious untapped strength and a low training age but never underestimate what can be done with an hour of training. ⁣ ⁣ Please don’t have the mindset of ‘is it even worth it’ but rather own the attitude that you’re dedicating part of your schedule (however small that part is) to improving your quality of life. ⁣ ⁣ #one22

#excuses #accountability #mindset #consistency


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