By Ryan Humphries:
Co-Founder Axistence Athletics
If you've been around the "Wellness" arena for a while, then you've likely heard this question (and answer):
Question: What's the best program?
Answer: The best program is the one that you'll stick to :)
Yeah, we get it. Consistency is important, but it's also only a piece of the puzzle!
There are plenty of charlatans out there selling bogus advice that sounds too good to be true. (10 minute booty workouts, 6 minute abs, eat only plants, eat only animals, etc.) And guess what? People stick with these programs all the time.
Then, the next thing they know, they’ve been following a plan for two years and they’re still not where they want to be. Buuuuuuuut, they were consistent! Side note, most Americans are VERY consistent with their diets...which is why nearly 1 out of 3 people are pre-diabetic (1).
The BEST program is the one that delivers the optimal effective dose for the adaptation you desire. And yeah, you kinda need to keep doing it...
Once you’ve found the right program (Hint: if your goals involve being strong, fast, agile, mobile, and looking good naked) that program should include squatting, hinging, pushing, pulling, jumping, climbing, getting up and carrying things)
However, just having an effective training program isn’t enough for most folks to stay consistent. There’s one more component that’s absolutely critical (if you’re not a robot )
ENVIRONMENT: The community/environment must be fun and engaging enough to where you actually WANT to show up and do the work. Sure you have those psychopaths that work out solo day-in, day-out, for decades……but in my experience, that’s the .01% (#DavidGoggins)
MOST of us need to interact with other humans. This could mean finding a training partner, a personal coach, or joining a gym focused around community. In my experience, the recipe for success is as follows:
Optimal effective dose + Supportive Environment + Consistency
1. Pre-diabetes - Your Chance to Prevent Type II Diabetes
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