When we think about going from fat to fit, or lazy to active, we think it’s going to suck up all of our time.
But when it’s done right, we only really need 2-4 hours per week in the gym and nothing more. I know it may sound very minimalist, but you can get a lot of work done in just 2-4 hours of deliberate activity per week.
1. Training Should Be Planned Out And Programmed
Have you ever walked into the gym without much of a goal other than just to get a good workout and work up a sweat? If so, you’ve probably found yourself wandering haphazardly from machine to machine without much rhyme or reason.
And this is the exact way to turn workout sessions that could easily be 45 minutes long into 2 hour sessions that never seem to end.
Always go into the gym with a workout plan, knowing exactly what you’re going to do. Want expert programming? Get coaching with me.
2. You Only Need 2-4 Workouts Per Week To Get Results
Think about it like this. If you are following a structured program and you know exactly what to do when you get into the gym, you shouldn’t be spending more than 45 minutes to an hour per workout.
No wandering around looking for a movement that seems interesting, or trying to ‘figure out’ what to do next.
And when you’re focused and know exactly what to do and how to do it, you really only need 2-4 sessions per week. That’s it. Nothing more. I’ve worked with hundreds of clients who’ve made this schedule work for them.
3. Automate Your Diet And Make It Easy
This is an extension of my BBED principles. Your diet should be simple, easy, and effective.
The more you have to worry, or focus on your diet, the harder it’s going to be.
Just like your training should be programmed and you should know exactly what you’re doing every time you step foot into the gym, the same goes for your diet. If you haven’t planned your diet out and prepared ahead of time, you’ll always be looking to hit your nutrition goals on the fly, which hardly ever works.
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