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 answer needs to be complex. When in actual fact it's quite the opposite. ⠀

If you want to lose weight, don't buy the food from the shops, don't have it in the house. You will eat it. ⠀

If you want to get faster, you're going to have to run faster. No high-tech fitness tracker or running shoe will do it for you. ⠀

If you want to improve your golf swing, no amount of YouTube tutorials is going to help until you get to the driving range and practice. ⠀

Constantly searching for the next thing or a way to make things more complex takes the pressure of you. It gives you the impression that you're where you are because of factors outside of your control. "It's too complicated, I just can't figure it out." Stop giving yourself an out. You know what the right thing to do, so just do it. ⠀

Don't spend unnecessary time, money or energy complicating things. ⠀

Fitness is basically just the art of showing up and doing the right thing, most of the time. Don't overthink it. Just do. ⠀



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