Getting started on any fitness endeavor can be quite overwhelming to the beginner and experienced athlete or weekend warrior alike. You start with the end-goal in mind and know what you want. You also may have a good idea of what you need to be doing to get there but even a slight miscalculation can derail even the best of intentions. Let me tell you, it is reeeeeealy easy to get caught up in a shiny new training program or fitness regimen and totally miss the forest for the trees. The best part of being a beginner is you get to experience the glorious "beginner gains" and will get results from ANYTHING you do. The problem is that this only last for so long and eventually you will hit the inevitable plateau. *shudders*
We HATE plateaus, well, because they are NOT necessary to reach your goals if you train smart and have the right mindset. I mean, the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. Let me tell you, I see too much insanity in the fitness world. Way too much!
What if I told you that you can avoid plateaus by training to get 1% better EVERYDAY?
How fast could you reach your goal if you focused on just getting 1% stronger or leaner every workout?
At AMP Fitness we encourage each and every one of our clients to practice this Kaizen (Japanese philosophy of 'constant improvement') and strive to just get 1% better every time they train. Whether your goal is to drop 20lbs or deadlift 3x your bodyweight, we just want you to focus on getting better for that day or week.
This simple approach will allow you to stay focused on getting better EVERYDAY and before you know it you will not only have found success but you will find that the journey has been much more rewarding! Just thing about how amazing it would be to hit a personal best every time you train and on top of that reach your goals without even trying.
Here are a few examples to help you find your 1%:
- gain strength in a particular exercise
- eat more vegetables
- drink more water
- commit to an extra workout each week
- try a new exercise
- sleep better
- work on your mobility
- get better technique on a specific exercise
- increase your daily activity
- get outside more
- meditate more
- learn a new skill
- teach someone else how to be fit
Now that I have named a few, what is you're 1% going to be? Answer below!