A lot of my favourite quotes talk about simplicity.
“I said it was simple, not easy” - Dan John
“Simple things done savagely well” - Mark Verstegen
“Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” - Albert Einstein
There’s something valuable about keeping things simple in an industry that’s constantly trying to sell you snake oil.
We’ll continue preaching the simple things in fitness. Sometimes all you need is a little reminder...
Eat fruit and vegetables
Eat eggs, meat, fish and other proteins
Eat nuts and seeds
Eat until satisfied, not until you explode
Drink lots of water
Lift things from the floor
Lift things over head
Carry heavy things
Sprint, jump and throw
Skip breakfast sometimes (and call it intermittent fasting if you want)
Get 8 hours of sleep
Walk more (10,000 steps a day)
Get comfortable being uncomfortable
Have a breath work or meditation practice
If you make those things apart of your life than you’re going to be healthy and you’re going to perform well. You’ll take care of 99% of all your fitness issues. Unless you’re an Olympic athlete, you don’t need to do more than that.
If you actually want to get results stop bouncing around from program to program, drop the unnecessary supplements, the fad diets, the 6 week challenges, and all the other bullshit. You don’t need it. Save your money.
Just follow the basics. Follow the list. Screenshot the list. Keep it on hand.
Unfortunately the message isn’t sexy. There’s no money to be made off it and it requires a little discipline and focus from you.
Well there’s never been a better time to nail down the basics, so what’s your excuse?
Fitness is simple. Sometimes it’s not easy, but it’s never complicated.