“Jack of all trades, master of none.”
Unfortunately, in this day and age of the internet and information overload, this phrase is beginning to apply to more and more people – especially when it comes to training.
Everyone wants to have and do it all.
One week they’re training for a marathon, and the next they’re practicing their Olympic lifts for a Crossfit competition.
Once they get bored of that, they’ll switch over to a workout they got from Bodybuilding.com while simultaneously training for the Spartan race that’s coming up next month.
What’s the result of all of this A.D.T training?
A gym full of incredibly average men and women: working hard but unfortunately getting nowhere; a bunch of twenty somethings with Dad Bods and no kids.
Now don’t get me wrong.
I strongly believe with all of my heart that anyone can do anything.
I truly do.
The problem, however, is that many of us substitute anything with everything.
It’s a subtle but extremely important distinction that we have to make if we ever want to be good (or great) at anything.
Before you start any fitness routine – or any endeavor in life for that matter – sit down and ask yourself what it is that you really want.
Do you want to have the endurance to complete a full marathon or Iron-Man triathlon?
But realize that you’ll probably have to sacrifice some strength gains and physique goals in the process.
Is your goal to increase your strength levels and get jacked?
You probably won’t be able to do that and run five miles a day though.
I cannot stress that enough.
Pick a goal and stick to it.
Ignore everything else.
Decide what you want to be great at – and then go master the fuck out of it.
It’s that simple.
If you want to lose body fat and get ripped, here’s your recipe.
If you want to build muscle and get jacked, here you go.
The truth of the matter is that getting results requires discipline and a ton of hard work.
It takes eating a lot of the same foods over and over again.
It takes getting to bed on time so that you recover properly from your workouts and have the energy you need to conquer the next day.
Honestly, most people don’t have what it takes.
It’s freeing to not have a plan and fly by the seat of your pants.
I get that.
But I don’t write for those people.
I write for those of you who know what needs to be done, and then get after it.
I write for those of you who make up your minds and stick to a concrete game plan until a very specific goal is achieved.
I truly believe that with those 3 things anyone can do anything.
Nothing is impossible; but Everything is.