This is perhaps one of the best posts I’ve ever read on Instagram. Everyone should read this multiple times.
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So the message isn’t missed, yes, I’m always an advocate of pursuing a better way. It’s as simple as asking yourself “Am I doing everything perfect?” I would argue only a delusional, massive ego-wielding, asshole could answer yes to that. And with that in mind, always pursue “the best” methods. Knowing it’s just a direction, not a destination you’ll ever actually reach.
But in my opinion, dedication and consistency are king. I was training 3-a-days, obsessed and working my ass off long before I had any idea what I was doing. Sure I injured myself a lot, and could have produced way better results if I had better knowledge, but I still made progress and you have to start somewhere. Now, I love the “nerd” muscle stuff. I take nerd courses, and seminars and have nerd discussions with my nerd peers. But I was a meathead first. And that’s the only direction I’ve ever seen it work. The work ethic and consistency meatheads have established first, then evolve with “nerd” info. I’ve never seen a nerd first, then gain the work ethic and nutsack needed to produce long term results. They are content overanalyzing, and studying everything about training, more than making decisions and actually executing. Happy to look at training as this abstract concept, not understanding what’s occurring in the trenches.
This might be tough for some to wrap their heads around, as they are seemingly opposing concepts. But the reality is, not only can they - they need to - coexist. If you want to take your physique as far as possible. The take home, if I have one: A good plan executed consistently, with passion will beat the “perfect plan” on paper, never applied with heart and dedication.