Boring But Necessary

‘Do you know how I spell fun? W I N’ - Dan John. ⁣ ⁣ Go to bed early. ⁣ Wake up early. ⁣ Eat plenty of vegetables. ⁣ Avoid processed food. ⁣ Drink plenty of water. ⁣ Move lots. ⁣ Train your body to be strong. ⁣ Train your heart and lungs. ⁣ ⁣ Does that list you excite you? If it does then stop reading and go about your business. ⁣ ⁣ For most people, that list doesn’t exactly make you jump with enthusiasm. ⁣ ⁣ When it comes to health and fitness, most good advice is exactly that - boring. Somewhere along the line we were told (or convinced) that it was all about the fancy stuff. The latest diet or newest program. ⁣ ⁣ As coaches, it is not our job to entertain. It is our job to help improve. Improvement doesn’t come from bouncing around diet to diet, workout to workout. ⁣ ⁣ There are plenty of places out there that will entertain you with the latest and greatest, with workouts that may be ‘fun’ but lack any substance. And if that’s what you’re about then all the power to you! ⁣ ⁣ We improve what we repeatedly do. ⁣ ⁣ Yes variation is a key part of progress but variation should more often than not be changing brands of apples, not changing from apples to oranges. ⁣ ⁣ To bring it back to the Dan John quote, winning is what’s fun. In order to even have a chance at winning, an athlete must train hours and hours and hours on end. Their nutrition stays consistent. Their recovery stays consistent. ⁣ Repetition, repetition, repetition. Is this always going to be fun and exciting? Absolutely not. ⁣ ⁣ You will get better at what you repeat. ⁣ What is it that you’re repeating? #one22