Don't Overcomplicate It

Getting Usain bolt to take time off his 100m is complicated. Losing 5kg when you’re overweight is not. ⠀


Getting Michael Phelps to swim faster is complicated. Adding 10kg to your deadlift is not. ⠀

Getting Roger Federer to hit a better serve is complicated. Touching your toes is not. ⠀

We have a tendency to over-complicate things that don't need to be. Most things are super simple. They just require some effort. ⠀

I like Dan John's quote when it comes to sticking to the basics "Runners run. Throwers throw. Hurdlers hurdle. Sprinters sprint. Swimmers swim... To get stronger, lift weights. For recovery, sleep. For hydration, drink water."⠀


Always ask yourself - What's the obvious solution?⠀

Do you really need a detox tea, or could you just eat less food and walk more?⠀

Do you really need that protein shake, or could you just add some chicken to dinner?⠀

Do you really need that GPS watch, or is a rough estimate okay?⠀

You get the point, we always assume that the an