Thursday, April 11, 2013

How to figure out if your diet and workout are working

April 11th is the 101st day of the year.

Are you on track to accomplish what you want in 2013?

Only 264 days left. Let's go!

You know, there are 4 steps to becoming more successful...

1) Become more efficient
2) Become more effective (skilled)
3) Identify the destination/goal/endgame/outcome
4) Put the 4 pillars in place to support all of this (accountability, support, incentives, deadlines).

So get started!

Now if you're not sure about something, particular in your workout, here's how you find out what works.

You know that question you have about training or nutrition?

There's only one way to find out the answer.

Step #1 - Make the change for four weeks and measure everything you can.

Step #2 - Change one variable (i.e. add BCAA's or change your workout time or change your fast time) and measure everything you can.

Step #3 - Compare the results. Just make sure you only change one major variable...otherwise you can't make the best comparison.

You'll learn a lot that way.

My #meathead workout today: Bench, DB CSR, Chin, DB Incline, DB Row-Shrug combo. Good times!

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tips:
If something is really important to you, then continue to make progress on it EVERY day. The best is first thing in the morning...but no matter what, make sure that before you go to bed at night, progress is made.

You can't give up now. Not after all you've done. Keep going. Keep on pushing. Never give up on what is important to you. #truth

Ok, great session. Be back again before the weekend. Keep on pushing, stay strong, and get stronger!

Success is yours,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

PS - Interesting article:

Fix your kids, fix your career:

PPS - Kiva rocks.

Just loaned some money to a farmer in Tajikistan

1 comment:

Kenneth Pierce said...

It is important to do comparisons since not all workouts are going to work for you. Some may be effective for others but it doesn't do anything to you. Measurements should be done regularly. I think this is a great topic to help everyone who is just starting to find the best program for them.